The end of nuclear power in Germany has been debated for a long time, and in April the time has come: the remaining nuclear power plants will go offline. Not the only change in the new month. An overview:
The remaining nuclear power plants in Germany will be shut down in mid-April. The Neckarwestheim 2, Isar 2 and Emsland power plants were originally scheduled to go offline at the end of 2022. After a word of authority from Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), the traffic light decided last year to let the nuclear power plants run beyond the end of the year in order to ensure security of supply in the energy crisis.
Sale of the 49 euro ticket
The sale of the 49-euro ticket is scheduled to officially start on April 3rd. From May 1st, customers will probably be able to use the nationwide local transport ticket on buses and trains. However, the Federal Council still has to approve it at its next meeting at the end of March.
Corona rules expire
Other corona rules are expiring: Visitors only have to wear a mask in practices, nursing homes and clinics until April 7th. The mask requirement for employees and residents of these facilities fell in March.
New cast at "Tatort"
"Tatort" fans can look forward to a new commissioner: Corinna Harfouch takes over in Berlin's "Tatort" - she will investigate as the successor to Meret Becker together with Mark Waschke. The first two episodes are scheduled to air at Easter (April 9th and 10th).
Leipzig Book Fair
The Leipzig Book Fair was canceled for three years due to the corona virus - this year it will take place again. From April 27th to 30th, readers, authors and publishers will be able to talk to each other. Guest country this time is Austria.
Arlberg tunnel closed in Austria
Holidaymakers traveling by car in Austria may have to be prepared for major detours: the Arlberg Tunnel, Austria's longest road tunnel, will be closed for around six months from April 24th for renovations. For the summer months, it is recommended to plan more time and - if possible - to drive one of the spacious alternative routes.