Erfurt (dpa / th) - 30 chimney sweeps start on Wednesday (8.33 a.m.) in Erfurt on their annual "lucky tour". This year the cycling chimney sweeps want to cover around 1000 kilometers to Lübeck, as the organizers announced. The sporty chimney sweeps tackle the route that was already planned for 2020. The route leads from the cathedral square in Erfurt via Leipzig, Dresden, Lübbenau, Potsdam, Wittenberge and Lauenburg to the destination Lübeck.
During the tour, the chimney sweeps will distribute donations that have been collected since the 2021 "lucky tour". With their campaign, the participants primarily support children with cancer and other seriously ill children. Clinics, clubs, dormitories and parent initiatives are also considered, as well as projects that give sick children courage to face life or enable research work. According to its own statements, the "Glückstour" association distributed more than 321,000 euros last year - almost 50,000 euros more than in the previous year.