Bergfriedhof in heidelberg: grave with a view

The cemetery on the former vineyard is one of the most beautiful churchyards in Germany. Even from a distance, the terraced grounds are striking.

Jewish cemetery at the Bergfriedhof am Ameisenbuckel in Heidelberg Photo: Werner Otto/imago

In pre-Corona times, a visit to Heidelberg’s old town could be quite exhausting. Hordes of tourists meandered through the narrow streets, flooded the countless souvenir stores with an extremely high kitsch factor or almost went into ecstasy at the sight of the romantic Heidelberg Castle. They purposefully stormed the restaurants and reliably occupied every tourist hotspot that one would have liked to take a look at oneself in peace.

Argentina threatened by corona poverty: basic income for millions

For more than four months, Argentina has been suffering from the lockdown, with half of the population threatened with poverty. Now the social system is being discussed anew.

Half of the population is threatened by poverty, like this demonstrator in Buenos Aires Photo: Agustin Marcarian/reuters

In Argentina, the dramatic increase in poverty has accelerated the discussion about the introduction of a basic income. According to estimates, half of the 45 million inhabitants will live below the poverty line after the Corona pandemic.

Mountain stages at the tour de france: shy mountain fex

Despite crash blisters, a mature Emanuel Buchmann wants to challenge the best pro cyclists in the Tour de France. He is in good shape.

No chatterbox, but all the faster on the bike: Emauel Buchmann, mountain rider Photo: dpa/Bernd Thissen

A pandemic like this can also have its advantages. The mouth-nose protection that Tour de France riders have to pull over their puffing face openings immediately after crossing the finish line seems to have been made for Emanuel Buchmann. In his six years as a pro, the son of a carpenter from Ravensburg has never spoken for as long as he does now under the protection of the mask.

All-round artist makes corona film: alone through the crisis

Berthold von Kamptz deliberately got bogged down in his film project "Corona – Death in Silence". Fragments can now be seen on Youtube.

Low budget shooting on deserted streets: Berthold von Kamptz at work Photo: Berthold von Kamptz

"The Corona crisis takes away my hope, future, economic existence," Erik laments into the camera of his smartphone. "What else is coming? Depression, loneliness, bankruptcy? What’s going to happen next?" he asks as he walks through a summery, conspicuously deserted Hamburg neighborhood – it’s Shutdown. Is this a film character speaking of more general fears in the air? Or is it Berthold von Kamptz, the director of the film, who is trying to aestheticize his very own despair behind a thin fictional protective layer?

1St day of school after the corona closings: lots of chatting and listening to the doctors

After nearly seven weeks of homeschooling, our 11-year-old author finally got to go back to school – and see her best friend again.

This is also how lessons according to the distance rules can look – rather makeshift (symbolic image) Photo: picture allianceChristian Charisiusdpa

School was closed for almost seven weeks. It was almost like summer vacation – only with homework. That’s why I thought a lot more about school. I also missed my friends more than during the vacations, because I was at home all the time. And often I found homeschooling really annoying, too.

7.50 Euros per day tax on home office: deutsche bank’s weird idea

A move by Deutsche Bank to introduce levies on the home office is causing astonishment and ridicule. Expected revenue: 15.9 billion euros.

And pay 7.50 euros a day for that? Photo: dpa

A Deutsche Bank analyst has brought taxes for home office workers into play in an essay – and triggered criticism and ridicule in social media. Economic researchers also think the proposals are not very effective.

May day in berlin: protection from capitalism virus

Berlin’s radical left scene does not want to be banned from protesting on May 1. After all, the flaws of the system were now more apparent than ever.

Exemplary mummery Photo: Karsten Thielker

Even in times of Corona and demo bans, the city’s radical left scene does not want to let itself be deprived of its protests on April 30 and May 1, unlike, for example, the DGB, which canceled its demo weeks ago. The Revolutionary May Day Alliance, after a debate within the scene initiated at the beginning of April, has confirmed that it will not let the day pass without its own actions. The organizers of the Walpurgis night demonstration in Wedding have joined the alliance and plan to take to the streets as in previous years. The hedonist-inspired protests in Grunewald are also to take place again, as the taz learned on Thursday.

4 Months of ladg berlin: the police are on top of the game

Four months of state anti-discrimination law: The feared wave of lawsuits failed to materialize. And it turns out: Corona also has a discrimination effect.

Most complaints under the new LADG relate to the police Photo: K.M.Krause/snapshot-photography/imago

What an uproar there was when the provincial anti-discrimination law (LADG) was passed at the beginning of June this year. There would be a "wave of lawsuits," police unionists, the police chief and opposition politicians whined: police officers would no longer be able to do their jobs because any clan chief could now accuse them of racism.

May day in berlin: changing places every 20 minutes

The Revolutionary May Day demonstration is replaced by a cat and mouse game with the police because of Corona. Controlled by Twitter.

Leaving no one behind: A demonstrator stands up for refugees on Oranienstrabe

At 6:19 p.m., the starting signal comes via Twitter. The Revolutionary May Day Alliance writes: "Let’s go, everyone on the streets." And that is exactly what happens. At the beginning, hundreds of people stream between the cars on Oranienstrasse, the center of Berlin-Kreuzberg 36, unpacking posters and shouting slogans. Only a short moment later, at the end of the street near the Gorlitzer Bahnhof subway station, the police take the first two placard holders into custody. The mood is heated. The Revolutionary May Day in Berlin-Kreuzberg begins and it feels like all the years before.