Local news translated – Monday, June 25, 2021

Daily Host Nation Update, June 25, 2021


Easing of restrictions for districts with incidence numbers below 10 

Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to announce a new Corona ordinance on Friday that will go into effect next Monday. It provides further easing of restrictions for low incidences.  

The new ordinance is expected to be simpler and clearer than previous ones. In a four-tier model, graded according to seven-day incidences in urban and rural counties, there will also be a tier with incidences below 10 for the first time. Further reliefs will be envisioned for public life; for example, in sports and culture or public events.  

Incidences in urban and rural districts have recently fallen sharply

The goal is to give people comprehensible rules that they would accept. The seven-day incidence in Baden-Württemberg has recently fallen further and is below 10 state-wide. According to the State health office, moreover, 30 of the total of 44 urban and rural districts in Baden-Württemberg are already below the 10 incidence value (as of 4 p.m. on June 24).

Depending on incidences between 100 and under 10, different relaxations will apply in the future. Level four will apply to incidences of 100 to 50, level three to incidences of 50 to 35, level two to incidences of 35 to 10, and level one to all counties with incidences below 10.   It is expected that with an incidence of less than ten, more people from more households will again be allowed to meet. Until now, up to ten people from three households were allowed to meet in counties with an incidence below 50. (SWR, Radio June 25)

Beautiful local destinations and recreation places

Stuttgart Region – Suddenly, so many things are possible again: stopping off at a pub or beer garden, riding roller coasters in an amusement park, relaxing in a thermal spa. But how to keep track of all the new possibilities? We’ve put together a list of things to do in the Stuttgart region this weekend.  It’s supposed to be relatively warm this weekend. And, as we all know, the best place to cool off is either at a swimming lake or in one of the outdoor pools in Stuttgart and the region. Here’s is what you should know: 


Relaxing at the Mineral Spa “Therme Böblingen”

If the weather is too wet or you’re more in the mood for a sauna and whirlpool than an outdoor pool, the Mineraltherme Böblingen is a good alternative. Since June 12, the pool has reopened after being closed for more than seven months. Anyone who wants to splash around, relax or take a seat on one of the sun loungers, needs either a negative test, proof of fully vaccinated or have recovered. For the thermal bath as well as the classic sauna, there are three time slots daily in which can be booked. For the sauna garden, there are two time slots available. It is also recommended to register online for free beforehand.

Beer garden with a view of Stuttgart

After swimming, one is usually hungry. What luck that the restaurants and beer gardens in Stuttgart and the region are now also open again. A beautiful view of the state capital as well as plenty of peace and quiet can be found in the beer gardens on the Wangener Höhe in Stuttgart. There is Onkel Otto (In den Stubenweinbergen 5) and the Wirtshaus Friedrichsruh (In den Stubenweinbergen 1). Onkel Otto is open on weekends from noon to 10 p.m., Wirtshaus Friedrichsruh is open on Saturdays from 3 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. on. 

Excursion with donkey in the Schurwald

A hike in the Schurwald is always nice, but in the company of a donkey it is even nicer, or at least more unusual. The Zachersmühle in Adelberg in the district of Göppingen offers trekking tours with pack donkeys for this purpose. For refreshment before or after, a stop in the beer garden is recommended, which is located in the middle of the forest by a stream. Because the Zachersmühle has a staff shortage, the beer garden is only open on a limited basis. Namely, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fun in the Schwabenpark in the Rems-Murr district

At last,  the new roller coaster at Schwabenpark in the Rems-Murr district can be visited; the park has reopened, and with it the swings, slides, carousels, rides, boats and also the petting zoo. However, visitors must strictly adhere to restrictions: A visit is only possible with an online reservation, one must either be tested, vaccinated or recovered, and in addition to the distance requirement, masks are still mandatory.

History lesson at the open-air museum in Beuren

The open-air museum in Beuren in the Esslingen district is more like a village than a museum. There are 25 buildings, gardens and animals.Since the end of May, all is well, or at least better: The open-air museum at the foot of the Swabian Alb has reopened after the corona-related break. From Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Proof of one of the 3 Gs (recovered, vaccinated, tested) is no longer necessary, nor is a reservation. In the houses, however, a mask must be worn, and the catering on the premises is still closed. Picnicking, however, is allowed, as well as studying to find out   how our ancestors lived.  (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, June 25)


European soccer champion ship on Saturday, June 26: 

Wales against Demark at 6 p.m.

Italy against Austria at 9 p.m.