Munich (dpa / lby) - Corona has made life in the country more attractive for many - the Free State wants to make living there even more interesting. The government has chosen ten municipalities that combine the best of city and country life. Under the motto "country town", ideas were sought "that were previously only known from the trend cities of Europe," as the Ministry of Building announced on Thursday. So digital offers, new mobility concepts, communal forms of living or cultural events. The ministry is now funding the ten projects.
Landsberg am Lech and Dorfen in Upper Bavaria - new living space there is intended to attract people from the Munich metropolitan area. Geiselhöring and Spiegelau in Lower Bavaria want to use a former sawmill and a former malt factory. Weiden and Neukirchen in der Oberpfalz are working with a school site.
Markt Mainleus in Upper Franconia would like to use an old spinning mill as an area. Roth in Middle Franconia wants to build a sustainable district with a mixture of living, working and education on the former site of Leoni Kabel GmbH.
Münnerstadt in Lower Franconia is planning to convert a nursery site into a climate-neutral quarter. And the municipality of Wildpoldsried in Swabia is to become an "energy village".