Exception: In Oberpframmern, the municipality has set up a barbecue area at the volleyball court near the multi-purpose hall, especially at the request of the younger citizens. © SRO
Public barbecue areas are few and far between in the district of Ebersberg. There are a lot of concerns – and a few exceptions where it works.
District – Smoke signals are rising these days over the district of Ebersberg. With a clear message: The weather is good – and people are hungry for grilled food. But if you don't have a balcony, a terrace, or a garden, you're looking into the tube or into the pan. From the oven or from the stove, grilled peppers and neck ridge also taste good - but it's just not the same as from the grill. For such cases, there are public barbecue areas in many places. At Munich's Flaucher, for example, you can hardly see your hand in front of your eyes in places because of grill smoke.
Is there a need for public barbecue areas? Many have their own gardens and terraces
In the district of Ebersberg it is different. Such areas would have to be set up, or at least approved, by the municipalities. A random survey in the town halls shows that public barbecue areas are few and far between here. Steinhöring: Nothing. Glonn: Nothing. Bavaria: nothing. Egmating: nothing. "We don't have many multi-storey apartments," says Marianne Heimbuchner, managing director in Glonn, presumably representing many rural communities in the district. In other words, most of them have space to grill themselves.
The problem of garbage
But even in the more urban towns of Kirchseeon, Ebersberg or Zorneding there is no public barbecue, is the answer from there. Grafing and Poing have scrapped their respective offers, the town halls report. In Grafing, for example, there was a barbecue area at the parking lot on Kapellenstraße opposite the elementary school until about ten years ago, according to Mayor Christian Bauer (CSU). "Unfortunately, however, there were considerable problems due to contamination and broken glass." To his regret, the head of the town hall says: "I would actually be in favour of that. But unfortunately, the problems are then programmed again." His colleague Thomas Stark (independent) in Poing argues similarly, adding: "However, there is currently no discernible special need that could be derived from citizen inquiries."
District of Ebersberg: These municipalities have a barbecue area
There are also exceptions where barbecuing in the open air works: In Oberpframmern, the municipality has set up a barbecue area at the volleyball court near the multi-purpose hall, especially at the request of the younger ones, according to Andreas Lutz (CSU), mayor of the 2500-inhabitant community. "It's been well received," he says. This is also due to the fact that the bus drivers of the major employer Ettenhuber, some of whom live on its premises, also use the offer, sometimes even for the lunch break.
The town hall of the most populous municipality, Vaterstetten, is also satisfied. There is a public barbecue area at the Open House (OHA) of the Awo on Hans-Luft-Weg. Since this is close to the social institution and is also used by its users, "we have no problems with garbage and noise," said Mayor Leonhard Spitzauer (CSU).
At the express request of the local youth, a barbecue area with weatherproof seating is currently being built in Markt Schwaben at the Sportpark. Mayor Michael Stolze (independent) attributes the project to an "experimental character": The young people are to develop their own set of rules so that operations can take place without disturbing the environment. And families from the village, who otherwise have no possibility, should also be allowed to use the place.
Just barbecuing somewhere: Not a good idea
By the way, setting up a barbecue area somewhere on your own is not a good idea. Most municipalities prohibit open fires on their land under threat of fines.
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Fire hazard: special rules apply to the forest
And even on private land, it often takes more than just the permission of the owner: If they want to barbecue closer than 100 meters to a piece of forest, even private individuals need a permit from the Office of Food, Agriculture and Forestry on their own property. The aim is to reduce the risk of forest fires. "Everyone knows that you need a driver's license to drive a car," says Maximilian von Stern of the AELF. However, the fact that illegal fireplaces on and in the forest can result in a fine of up to 10,000 euros is apparently not.
A corresponding permit, even for a permanent fireplace, costs around 20 euros and is associated with corresponding conditions on the type and supervision of the fire. "As a rule, only organizers make the effort," says von Stern about the lead time of around four weeks. This is nothing for spontaneous private barbecues in the countryside.
Public barbecue areas in the district of Ebersberg: Tabuzone Ebersberger Forst
By the way, the complete no-barbecue zone is the Ebersberg Forest. The largest local recreation area in the district is simply not fireproof enough, argues Heinz Utschig, operations manager of the responsible state forestry company Wasserburg. In addition, too much garbage is left lying around. "It never occurred to us to set up something like this," he tells EZ. "We are not on the Isar."
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