For the 10th time, industrial companies in the south of Thuringia show their production processes, their products together one evening a year and allow guided tours through the factory halls. Of course, to attract potential trainees or new specialists, but also to make yourself better known to people in the region.
On a smaller scale, but no less festive, the Chamber of Crafts brings together all of this year's graduates of their master's courses and, together with the Thuringian Minister of Economic Affairs, honors this important step that the mostly young people have "mastered" for their personal advancement as well as for the craft as a whole.
At the end of winter, glass bead lovers gather at the Elias Glassworks in Lauscha once a year to stock up on colorful glass, to talk shop, to demonstrate certain manufacturing techniques and ideas, to swap and buy. And they also come from far away, as the babble of voices in the colored glassworks these days reveals.
50 years have passed since the premiere of "Paul und Paula". But his leading role at that time, Paul, "haunts" the actor Winfried Glatzeder to this day. He described this in a small book and he now also talks about it at the talk in the Thuringian Forest with Kristin Lenk and many guests in the Schmalkalder Cafe Liebaug.
Two Ilmenau clubs are at the start when the south-west German championships in badminton are held in the home hall. And this year it's not just the children and young people who are fighting for the coveted titles, but all age groups are fighting for points, titles and in the end maybe even tickets to the world championships.