This year on December 31st (New Year’s Eve) in the district of Tübingen no fireworks will light the sky and no firecrackers will go off. Due to the Corona pandemic, it is largely prohibited in Baden-Württemberg to set off pyrotechnics in public areas. This is prescribed by the state’s new Corona ordinance. Fireworks and firecrackers cannot be purchased this year. Old fireworks and firecrackers from previous years should not be used either. They could be damaged and injure people. Private parties are also banned. In Baden-Württemberg, contact and curfew restrictions apply on New Year’s Eve. People should stay at home during the day if possible. Between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., people are only allowed to leave their homes for a few reasons – for example, to go to work or to a doctor’s office. A small party at relatives’ or friends’ homes is allowed. However, only five adults plus children 14 and under from no more than two households may gather. Guests must be with their hosts by 8 p.m. and may stay overnight because of the curfew.
Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Wolfgang Sannwald, 30.12.2020