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Despite the energy crisis: Augsburg does not want to do without Christmas lights and Light Night

2022-09-29T20:06:01.805Z

Despite the energy crisis: Augsburg does not want to do without Christmas lights and Light Night Created: 09/29/2022, 21:51 By: Thomas Eldersch Christmas lights and light installations despite the energy crisis? No contradiction for the city of Augsburg. She wants to get back to normal. Augsburg – Is a dark Christmas awaiting us in Bavaria? The energy and gas crisis lies like a dark veil over



Despite the energy crisis: Augsburg does not want to do without Christmas lights and Light Night

Created: 09/29/2022, 21:51

By: Thomas Eldersch

Christmas lights and light installations despite the energy crisis?

No contradiction for the city of Augsburg.

She wants to get back to normal.

Augsburg – Is a dark Christmas awaiting us in Bavaria?

The energy and gas crisis lies like a dark veil over the country.

Households have been encouraged to save electricity.

And the state and local authorities are also involved.

In many cities, the lights are switched off at night - buildings are no longer illuminated or shop windows remain dark.

But Christmas is the Festival of Lights and Augsburg doesn't want to let that be taken away - despite the energy crisis.

Christmas lights in Augsburg despite the energy crisis

If the German Environmental Aid has its way, there should only be one lit Christmas tree in each municipality.

"This winter it should be a matter of course that both the Christmas lights in cities and the houses and apartments will be dispensed with," said Federal Managing Director Jürgen Resch of the

editorial network Germany (RND)

.

He also added: "The private lighting orgies alone cause a power consumption of over 600 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year - as much as a medium-sized city with 400,000 inhabitants consumes in a year."

Despite the energy crisis, Augsburg does not want to do without the Christmas lights this year either.

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However, the Swabian district capital of Augsburg does not want to lose its Christmas magic.

One wants to return to normal after the two Corona years.

That's why the Christkindlesmarkt, which has been canceled for two years, should take place as usual - and without any restrictions.

Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of October.

Economics officer Wolfgang Hübschle told the

Augsburger Allgemeine

: "The Christmas lights will be in the usual form this winter." All elements have been completely converted to modern and energy-saving LED technology, which leads to comparatively low power consumption.

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Christmas lights and light night: Augsburg defies the energy crisis

Another event, which initially does not want to fit into the time, is also scheduled to take place this year: the Light Night.

Buildings in Augsburg are to be illuminated with special light shows on three evenings in October.

There should be videos, 3D animations and artistic installations, writes the

Augsburger Allgemeine

.

The spectacle is scheduled to take place from October 21 to 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

In addition, the long night of shopping on Friday, October 21, is intended to lure citizens and visitors into the shops until 11 p.m.

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No problem for Hübschle either.

He revealed to the

Allgemeine

: "The commissioned artists and technicians use state-of-the-art technology, so that maximum energy and cost savings are guaranteed." It is assumed that the costs will only be in the "low three-digit range". .

In addition, the electricity should come from 100 percent renewable energies.

The economics officer said about the long night of sales: “With the corona pandemic, tourism, gastronomy and trade have come through a serious crisis.

They are urgently dependent on customer frequency, also in view of the unforeseeable effects of the war in Ukraine and the associated energy crisis."

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