Because of the rapidly increasing corona numbers, a "lockdown" was imposed on the Rottal-Inn district.
Shortly thereafter, Nuremberg announced the next bad news: the Christmas market was canceled.
The world-famous Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg is canceled this year due to the corona pandemic.
The city of Nuremberg announced this on Monday with a view to the increasing number of corona cases.
“This decision is very difficult for us.
The Christkindlesmarkt, with its great tradition, is part of Nuremberg, ”said Mayor Marcus König (CSU).
Corona in Nuremberg: Christmas market canceled due to the number of cases
The number of new corona infections is also moving in Nuremberg towards the threshold of 100 and more infections within seven days.
According to the Bavarian Ministry of Health, this is currently 76.01.
"It can be assumed that the threshold will rise above 100 in the near future and the Ministry's Corona traffic light will change to dark red," said König.
Corona in Bavaria: World famous Christmas market in Nuremberg canceled
The city originally planned to have the traditional Christkindlesmarkt more decentralized and with a strict hygiene concept.
But in view of the increasing numbers, the city now thinks this is a wrong signal, said König.
Together with the Dresden Striezelmarkt, the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany.
The Christ Child traditionally opens this with the prologue, which usually thousands of visitors listen to on the main market.
The city is still considering what role the Nuremberg Christ Child could play this year, it said.