Local news translated – July 21, 2023

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The weekend in the district of Böblingen – Cycling, feasting, dancing

If you are still looking for something to do this weekend – the last before the summer vacations in Baden-Württemberg – there are plenty of alternatives. From the Maichingen Street Festival – Saturday and Sunday – to the multi-day culinary experience of feasting by the lake in Böblingen – still until Sunday – there is a wide variety.  In other communities, too, the weekend is full of action.

The district administrator on a bicycle: Speaking of movement, there will be plenty of that in Böblingen at the Cycle Days. For the second time, the prevention officer of the district  Jörg Litzenburger, the event at the upper lake on the legs. Starting at 10 a.m., the start numbers will be handed out. Those who decide at short notice still have the opportunity to register in the Mercaden. The Cycle Days also include a trade fair with bike inspection and bike and bobby car races, and the highlight is sure to be the celebrity race at 4:30 p.m., which starts from the stage on Elbenplatz. Among others, Böblingen’s District Administrator Roland Bernhard will be there. 

City run in Böblingen: Those who still haven’t had enough of all the exercise can compete with other running enthusiasts at the Mercaden Böblingen city run from 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 23. Start number distribution and late registration are still possible from 8 a.m. in the Mercaden.

(Stuttgarter Nachrichten, July 20)

Street festival summer in Stuttgart – The festival at the “Bohnenviertel” is back

The people of Stuttgart have been celebrating at the Bohnenviertelfest for almost a quarter of a century now – that’s how long the popular festival with its unique backdrop has been around. On Thursday, the party in the Stuttgart quarter finally started again. The historic buildings and alleys with quaint restaurants give the street festival its special charm.  Until July 22, Stuttgart’s residents can still slurp up Viertele (quarter of a wine glass) or enjoy beer on tap. The first evening of the Bohnenviertelfest got off to a good start in keeping with the sunny summer day.  (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, July 20)

Construction sites in Stuttgart – Weinsteige impacted over summer vacations due to renovations

Drivers using the Weinsteige in Stuttgart will have to prepare for restrictions from July 24 until shortly before the end of the summer vacations at the beginning of September. The road is being repaired in the upper section, according to a spokesman for the administration. This is a deviation from the original plans, which had even provided for detours and also a few days later start of construction. In a current municipal press release it is said that the work would begin at the height of the intersection “Auf dem Haigst” and would move in sections up to Karl-Pfaff-Strasse. The B27 will remain passable in both directions. The Civil Engineering Office expects disruptions and asks those affected for their understanding. According to the city, the reason for the measure is road construction work by the civil engineering office. This involves the pavement. “This will be repaired,” said the spokesman. This is so-called road maintenance work. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, July 21) 

Upcoming musical entertainment on the Sindelfingen Market place 

Robbie Williams, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, Bob Marley and U2. Five musical artists who could not be more different, however, have one thing in common: their music can all be heard this summer at the Sindelfingen marketplace. From Aug. 2 to 30, the event series “Sindelfingen rocks” will once again take place there every Wednesday. And the organizers have managed to bring a colorful mix of tribute bands to the Daimler city. The Robbie Williams tribute band “Feel” from Italy and Slovenia will kick things off. “Robbie Williams is something for all genders and generations,” knows Johannes Leichtle from the organizing company Bankett Plus. “Musically for the men, visually especially for the women.” After the poppy start, it continues on Aug. 9 with the Iron Maiden tribute band Iron Maidnem from Hungary. Johannes Leichtle is particularly looking forward to the heavy metal band with the slightly alienated name. “It’s definitely a highlight when something like this takes place downtown.” The Tina Turner Show from Austria on Aug. 16 will feature 13 musicians from Austria and is especially moving this year – after all, the Queen of Rock died in May. “The show will feature her hits from the last 50 years,” says Johannes Leichtle. “It’s a beautiful tribute to a great musician.”

The next artist on August 23 has also passed long time ago. The Cologne tribute band “Marleys Ghost” is dedicated to the work of Bob Marley – and in full. “The singer lives his role,” knows Johannes Leichtle. “It’s definitely going to be something different.”  On Aug. 30, Sindelfingen Rock closes with Tribu2 from Vienna, whose members pay tribute to U2. “They were here before in 2016 and are musically quite outstanding,” Johannes Leichtle enthuses. In addition to U2’s hits, he says Tribu2 is also known for a great show, including an LED screen.  The concerts will once again take place on the market square. Johannes Leichtle now has a more positive relationship with the residents, who have repeatedly complained about noise pollution in recent years. He does not want to comment on the issue in more detail. “We try to be considerate of each other by mutual agreement,” he says. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, July 21)