What to do in accidents involving wild animals?

It happened at 6.40 a.m. on the country road to Reusten: a shadow, a bang and hair from a deer in the radiator grille. The driver looked around. But there was no sign of an injured animal anywhere. He drove on to work and only called the police from there. Such accidents are not uncommon. Around 300,000 wild animals, from hares to wild boars, are hit or run over every year in Germany. What should drivers do if an animal runs into their path? Experts say: brake and hold on to the steering wheel, risk a collision instead of swerving… Read More

For peaceful coexistence

“Our towns and municipalities are democratic, cosmopolitan and diverse. That is our strength and that is what we stand for”: This was declared by Tübingen District Administrator Joachim Walter and all the mayors of the towns and municipalities in the district of Tübingen. They are concerned about peaceful coexistence and the danger posed by extremism—regardless of whether it comes from the right or the left or is anti-Semitic. It is important to the signatories of the declaration to “personally stand up for democracy and to take a clear and unambiguous stance and position against extremist statements”. They know “how important… Read More

tünews provides facts about the elections on 9 June

Citizens have a lot to decide this year. On Sunday, 9 June, as every five years, there will be local elections in Baden-Württemberg as well as European elections. Many refugees are now German citizens. They can go to the polls or vote by post. Since 2014, 16 and 17-year-olds have also been allowed to vote in local elections in Baden-Württemberg. They can have a say in who should represent their interests on the municipal council, local council and district council in the 1101 towns and municipalities and 35 districts in Baden-Württemberg. In the elections to the European Parliament (European elections),… Read More

Compulsory measles vaccination: Refusers face a fine

Parents who send their children to school without a measles vaccination or without having survived a measles infection are threatened with a fine of 200 euros in the district of Tübingen. This was confirmed by the press spokeswoman of the district office at the request of Tünews International. “We are currently in the process of initiating the first fine proceedings,” says spokesperson Martina Guizetti. Most recently, there were still 268 open cases in the entire district. However, the majority of the 1351 reports to the public health department, which came from daycare centers, schools, medical facilities or collective accommodation, have… Read More

No special student Germany ticket yet

The Naldo transport association does not yet offer a discounted Germany ticket specifically for students. This was confirmed by Naldo spokeswoman Anne Lohmüller at the request of Tünews International. However, there are already discounts for under 27-year-olds—sepecially those enrolled at universities. The student version of the Deutschlandticket has been in force on paper since April. If the regulation were implemented locally, the ticket would then cost 29.40 euros. The regular price in the city of Tübingen is 34 euros, outside the city it is 49 euros. However, the introduction must be applied for, says the Naldo spokesperson: “The student representatives… Read More

Cannabis legal for adults

Adults have been allowed to smoke weed in Germany since 1 April—if they comply with certain rules. The Bundestag and Bundesrat have decided that the possession of 25 grams of dried cannabis is permitted in public. At home, anyone over the age of 18 may even possess 50 grams. Smoking is also permitted in public, but not within 100 metres of schools, daycare centres, youth centres or sports facilities. Smoking pot is also prohibited in pedestrianised areas between 7am and 8pm. Young people are still not allowed to smoke or possess marijuana or cannabis. Dealing also remains prohibited. Anyone who… Read More

The aim of “early help”: The child should be well

By Ute Kaiser Becoming and being a parent is challenging—especially when your family lives far away. What to do when the baby is constantly crying? What if there’s not enough breast milk? Do we handle the ventilator correctly with premature babies? Why does the second child speak much later than the older brother? What is the best way to support our child with a disability? Or: How can we manage the stressful everyday life as a couple? Questions like these unsettle parents of children between the ages of 0 and 3. Support is provided by a team of social education… Read More

Individual trains from Tübingen not running

Individual trains on the routes from Tübingen to Aulendorf and to Bad Urach will be canceled. This applies from Tuesday, April 9, to Friday, May 3. The reason is maintenance work, according to Deutsche Bahn. Both the changed timetables and replacement buses can be found on the railroad’s website https://www.bahn.de/. SWEG connections are also affected. Information is available on the SWEG website https://www.sweg.de/de/. tun24032501 www.tuenews.de Die Bahngleise in Tübingen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian. 002121      

The clock goes forward at Easter

Next Sunday, 31 March 2024, Central European Time (CET), which is officially valid throughout Europe, will be changed to “summer time”. Anyone who is still awake in the early morning will set their clock forward from 2 am to 3 am. This means sleeping one hour shorter. This time change is based on Directive 2000/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 January 2001. www.tuenews.de tun24032007 Blick zum Stiftskirchenturm mit der Uhr. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Oula Mahfouz. 001724      

Stores closed over Easter

Easter is just around the corner and with it a long weekend. Good Friday, March 29, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, March 31 and April 1, are public holidays in Germany. All stores are closed on these public holidays and the authorities are closed. So if you still have to do your shopping for the egg hunt or Easter dinner, you should hurry. However, you can still do your shopping on Saturday. From Tuesday, all stores and public authorities will be open again as normal. tun24032703 www.tuenews.de Osterbrot und Ostereier. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Kerstin Markl. 001946    

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