The 1.6-hectare populated hamlet of Alwine in Uebigau-Wahrenbruck district, Germany, is sold for 140,000 EUR at a public auction.
Its empty homes and ageing residents mirror the wider fate of east German hinterlands.
- AFP via Daily Nation
- The 16-hectare hamlet of Alwine in Uebigau-Wahrenbruck, Germany, is sold for 140.000 EUR.
- The 1.6-hectare populated hamlet of Alwine in Uebigau-Wahrenbruck district, Germany, is sold for 140,000 EUR at a public auction.
- Beate Uhse AG, supplier of the "Pabo" erotica catalog, files for bankruptcy in Germany. Only the holding company restructures in order to secure refinancing with the creditors. Beate Uhse-Rotermund opened the first sex shop in 1962, in Flensburg, under the name "Institut fur Ehehygiene" ("Institute for marriage hygiene").
- The European X-ray free-electron laser is inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany.
- Large portions of Frankfurt, Germany, are evacuated as local authorities work to defuse a bomb left over from a Royal Air Force raid during World War II. The evacuation is the largest to occur in Europe since World War II.
- Voters in Germany go to the polls to elect members of the Bundestag. Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union is widely expected to win a fourth term in office.
- Turkey summons the ambassador of Germany after at least 10,000 people rally in Cologne in support of the referendum.