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Aiwanger rushes ahead at Christmas markets: No 3G rule - there should be “open markets”

2021-10-13T15:28:15.483Z

After a year of “Corona break”, the Bavarian Christmas markets can take place again this year. If Aiwanger has its way, even without the 3G rule.



After a year of “Corona break”, the Bavarian Christmas markets can take place again this year.

If Aiwanger has its way, even without the 3G rule.

Munich - Judging by the first snowfalls in Bavaria, winter and the associated Christmas season has almost begun.

In a few weeks, mulled wine, roasted almonds and other delicacies will again be available at the stalls of the popular Christmas markets in Bavarian cities.

Last year they could not take place due to Corona * - this year it seems possible again.

And that even without the 3G rule.

This was announced by Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) at least on Tuesday (October 12) at a press conference.

The cabinet also decided to make it easier for gastronomy.

(By the way: Our Bavaria newsletter informs you about all the important stories from the Free State. Register here.)

Christmas markets in Bavaria: Aiwanger advocates “open” markets without the 3G rule

"This year there can be really decent Christmas markets," said Aiwanger in Munich *. The prerequisite: The corona situation is not deteriorating drastically. According to him, there will be “open markets” with free access and “relatively free movement”. As soon as it goes indoors, the gastro guidelines must be followed, says Aiwanger. They neither want to fence in the Christmas markets nor have the 3G rule. This is a clear step in "normal times".

Why does Aiwanger decide to take this step when 3G is otherwise nationwide?

Organizationally, 3G is hardly affordable, you have to demarcate the area and set security, according to the Minister of Economic Affairs.

Since numerous markets are distributed in the city center, many would fail because of the 3G requirements.

At the weekly market, 3G is not necessary either, he explains the move.

There will be sensible hygiene measures, for example plexiglass panes for the sales staff.

When asked by a journalist, Aiwanger said at the press conference: "From my point of view, Christmas markets will be feasible under these measures." However, his plans do not yet seem to have been fully clarified with the Ministry of Health.

Christmas markets 2021: Nuremberg and Munich are expanding their markets in the city center

The Bavarian cities of Nuremberg * and Munich rely on a decentralized concept. They want to enlarge the Christmas markets so that people are better distributed in the city centers. In Nuremberg, the Christkindlesmarkt will also take place on Lorenzer Platz and Jakobsplatz, among other places. This creates more air, explains economic officer Michael Fraas

Nordbayern.de

. He could imagine having the 3G rule checked on a random basis. In addition, a “one-way system” is being planned, as a city spokesman revealed to the dpa.

This year's Christmas market in the state capital will be bigger than ever before, as the market area is to be enlarged and thus straightened out, as the city of Munich announced.

In addition, there should be delimited dining areas.

The final decision as to whether and under what conditions Christmas markets can take place in the Free State rests with the Bavarian state government.

It remains to be seen whether Aiwanger will be successful with his claim.

According to the

BR, he

wants to meet with the relevant ministers this week.

* Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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