Grävenwiesbach Hessen: Where the fire not only clears

On the Friday evening in March, can remember Carsten Haubl still good. Of course, the talk was everywhere of the novel Virus. But why do you live in a small com

Grävenwiesbach Hessen: Where the fire not only clears

On the Friday evening in March, can remember Carsten Haubl still good. Of course, the talk was everywhere of the novel Virus. But why do you live in a small community, which belongs, according to the draft of the new national development plan to "sparsely populated rural"? It was already after 22 o'clock and dark when it was over, with the seclusion from the World.

To Haubls window in the grävenwies Bacher District Mönstadt with its 400 souls slowly rolled a fire brigade passing cars with flickering blue light. Through the loudspeakers came the voice of mayor Roland Seel (CDU) urged to go "because of an accumulation of such diseases in our community", only for the most necessary purchases out of the house. "That left quite an impression," says Haubl, directs in his spare time, the chorus "Fa una canzone".

After a birthday party, the local politicians had participated, showed at that time, 60 people with severe symptoms. "Since we have decided to warn the whole congregation, on the Friday evening, before people go on Saturday clueless bun shop," says the mayor. The crisis team was on the verge of impose a curfew.

Similar to far away as the polar Cap

All suspected cases were tested. "In the end, less than ten were actually with Sars-CoV-2 infected," says Seel today. The rest would have suffered as a result of another respiratory virus. However, that weekend, Corona Grävenwiesbach met with force. A small place of the pandemic.

The North pole is, a few days in the Winter apart, permanently ice-free. Not Arctic cold is mayor Seel to occasionally attack the metaphor, when of his ward. But he knows that for some of the regional politicians Grävenwiesbach seems similar to far away as the polar Cap. From Frankfurt's point of view, it is located behind the Taunus ridge, on the extreme edge of the Hoch-Taunus nature Park.

A rare exception in the hochtaunus district: Just the wind Park Siegfried oak six wind turbines went into operation. Further turning in Weilrod. Of Grävenwiesbach, it is not a 40 minutes drive to the city center of Frankfurt on the road, if the traffic jam on the hall of the castle Chaussee is too long. But you can also put in the Taunus railway, which is electrified in the next few years. Initially, however, only to Usingen – a bit in the second row, the community sits just.

To work in the direction of Frankfurt

But even that is a matter of perspective. For Hendrik Solz Grävenwiesbach is located in the middle instead of at the outermost edge. "In less than an hour, it is not only in Frankfurt, but also in Limburg, and Giessen." For many here, the cities are equal objectives. Even otherwise, the military leader of the grävenwies missing Bacher fire nothing and what counts is everything in place: "children's doctor, dentist, pharmacy, primary school, butchers, bakers, Bank."

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 16:20

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