Schongau / District - The signs are good that the Schongau Christmas market can take place again this year.
After the Free State gave the green light on Wednesday and the city signaled its consent the next day, organizer Herrmann Gleich entered the next planning phase.
The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Health announced that they would like to develop a joint concept "for the implementation of traditional markets". This does not provide for major restrictions such as 3G and mask compulsory, fencing or the ban on serving alcohol. A detailed general hygiene concept should be published promptly.
The Bavarian Council of Ministers had already decided at the end of September that Christmas markets should take place. Protection against infection has priority. "That is why there will be clear rules on the markets to protect people from infection," said the Ministry of Economic Affairs. “This includes the distance requirement and measures to guide visitors. In addition, the organizer must be obliged to provide information to visitors and stand operators as well as the creation of sufficient washing facilities. "
Points that the city and Gleich saw as achievable in their conversation on Thursday.
If everything works out, visitors can expect an offer similar to that of the last edition in 2019, the organizer hopes.
"I'm going to take a look over the next few days to see who goes along with everything," he said on Thursday.
At the restaurant stands he is confident that it is important to take a look at the artisans: “Who has had to switch in the meantime for financial reasons, who is still there?