Local news translated – June 20, 2024

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After the German Team’s 2:0 win against Hungary – Cheering fans cruise through the city of Stuttgart in a motorcade

The German national team continues to ride the wave of success at the European Championships. After the 5:1 victory in the opening game against Scotland, the team of national coach Julian Nagelsmann defeated Hungary 2:0 in Stuttgart – and the fans in the city of Stuttgart celebrated with a motorcade.

When the final whistle blew shortly before 8 p.m., there was no holding back in the stands of the Stuttgart stadium, and the public viewing area in the fan zone on Schlossplatz was also packed. A short time later, many fans got behind the wheel to express their joy with leisurely cruises through the city, constant honking and lots of German flags. In addition to the German flags, there were also a few Albanian flags to be seen as they celebrated their last-minute draw against Croatia.
The police slowed down the parade slightly by blocking off Theodor-Heuss-Straße. The celebrants were directed to Willi-Bleicher-Straße and from there into the Planie Tunnel. At times, there was no getting through at Charlottenplatz. According to a Stuttgart police spokesperson, the parade went off without incident and the fans were able to celebrate peacefully until late in the evening. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, June 19, 2024)

After Germany has won against Hungary – This is the situation of Group A

German fans love their national team again. The summer fairytale feeling is back. At the 2024 European Championship, there is a feeling that the German national soccer team and the fans are merging into a single unit again after years of alienation and sporting failures.  The DFB team’s performances at the home tournament so far have played a decisive role in it. First the 5:1 opening victory against Scotland, then on Wednesday the 2:0 win against Hungary in Stuttgart, which means a ticket to the knockout round for the team of national coach Julian Nagelsmann.

After the Swiss slip-up (1:1 against Scotland), a draw in the next match will be enough for the DFB team to secure group victory as their next close target at the home European Championship.  Next Sunday, June 23, the German national team will then face Switzerland. Kick-off in Frankfurt is at 9 pm. You can watch the Germanb team match on ARD and MagentaTV. (Stgt Nachrichten, June 20, 2024)

Week-end Events at the Sindelfingen and Boeblingen district

The city of Sindelfingen invites you to the opening of the 46th International Street Festival hosted by Lord Mayor Dr. Bernd Vöhringer on Friday at 7 pm. There will be celebrations on Friday from 6 pm to midnight, on Saturday from 11 am to 1 am, and on Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. For more information please see isf-sifi.de on the internet.

Those who are more drawn to Ostelsheim, can listen to a concert by the “Hardt Stompers” in the town hall from 7.30 pm. With free admission (donations requested), you can listen to traditional jazz, i.e. Dixieland and New Orleans music.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Solitude Revival Festival will once again take place at the Glemseck just outside Leonberg. Historic racing cars will race around the former race track. The program starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continues from 9 a.m. on Sunday. All information and tickets are available on the homepage https://solitude-revival.org/

On Saturday, Mercaden Böblingen celebrates the start of the summer season with its big summer festival. From 12 noon to 6 p.m., guests of all ages can look forward to a colorful program of events. On Saturday, the center’s parking deck P3 will be transformed into a huge adventure land with a bouncy castle paradise, face painting, tasty treats, lots of games, fun activities and competitions. Numerous performances by local groups and clubs on stage round off the program. Parking deck P3 is directly accessible via all of the center’s elevators. Admission is free.

The “Sieben Zwerge” forest kindergarten in Weil im Schönbuch, which has been in existence for 25 years, invites you to its anniversary celebration on Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be all sorts of treats for hungry bears and dry throats as well as a “huge dwarf program”. See also at www.sieben-zwerge-waldkindergarten.de

The Böblingen youth farm is also holding its summer festival on Sunday under the motto “Middle Ages”. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Röhrer Weg 32, there will be pony rides, tractor rides with covered wagons, performances and much more. Food and drink will also be provided. See also www.jugendfarm-boeblingen.de on the web.

The Naturtheater Renningen kicks off the new season on Sunday at 3 pm with the premiere of the family play “Peter Pan”, directed by Christine Binder. In “Peter Pan”, the audience can once again look forward to a bombastic spectacle on the natural stage in Längenbühl: 34 roles will be performed on stage by actors aged 8 to 59. Further information can be found on the Internet at www.naturtheater-renningen.de. (Sindelfinger Zeitung, Boeblinger Zeitung, June 20, 2024)