Tübingen (dpa / lsw) - In order to save energy, Tübingen's Mayor Boris Palmer wants to switch off the street lighting in his city at certain times. From the coming weeks, the street lamps should always be turned off from Sunday night to Wednesday night between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., as the city announced on Wednesday. Underpasses and tunnels are to be further illuminated. The police and the regulatory office should be more present in the dark nights. On the three "nights out" Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the lights should only be switched off between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Tübingen is not the first city to turn off the lights to save electricity. Other municipalities in the southwest have already switched to this because of the energy crisis.