KiKA [ˈkiːkaː] (vormalige Eigenschreibweise: 2poland.eu) ist ein öffentlich- rechtlicher . Die Städte Jena (MDR), Erfurt (KiKA), Hamburg (NDR), Stuttgart ( SWR) und ab auch Frankfurt (hr) sind die Schauplätze der minütigen. Aug. Vorstellung neuer Mediatheks-App in Erfurt Erfurt (ots) - Die Programmgeschäftsführerin des Kinderkanals von ARD und ZDF, Dr. Astrid Plenk. Der Weg zum KiKA. KiKA hat seine Räumlichkeiten im Landesfunkhaus Thüringen in Erfurt. Das Funkhaus befindet sich am Stadtrand und ist gut mit dem Auto.
The theologian, philosopher and mystic Meister Eckhart c. Eckhart was the Dominican Prior at Erfurt from until , and Vicar of Thuringia from to After a year in Paris, he returned to Erfurt in and administered his duties as Provincial of Saxony from there until Max Weber - was born in Erfurt.
The textile designer Margaretha Reichardt - was born and died in Erfurt. She studied at the Bauhaus from to ,  and while there worked with Marcel Breuer on his innovative chair designs.
Her former home and weaving workshop in Erfurt, the Margaretha Reichardt Haus , is now a museum, managed by the Angermuseum Erfurt.
Johann Pachelbel - served as organist at the Prediger church in Erfurt from June until August Pachelbel composed approximately seventy pieces for organ while in Erfurt.
His major works were written here, including three symphonies, a Requiem and a Christmas Oratorio. Since , the modern opera house is home to Theater Erfurt and its Philharmonic Orchestra.
The "grand stage" section has seats and the "studio stage" can hold spectators. In September , the opera Waiting for the Barbarians by Philip Glass premiered in the opera house.
The Erfurt Theater has been a source of controversy recently. The opera was advertised in the program with the addition "for adults only".
The production stirred deep controversy by featuring nude performers in Mickey Mouse masks dancing on the ruins of the World Trade Center and a female singer with a painted on Hitler toothbrush moustache performing a straight arm Nazi salute, along with sinister portrayals of American soldiers, Uncle Sam , and Elvis Presley impersonators.
The director described the production as a populist critique of modern American society, aimed at showing up the disparities between rich and poor.
Notable types of sport in Erfurt are athletics, ice skating, cycling with the oldest velodrome in use in the world, opened in , swimming, handball, volleyball, tennis and football.
In the following years, Erfurt saw a construction boom. During the interwar period, some settlements in Bauhaus style were realized, often as housing cooperatives.
After World War II and over the whole GDR period, housing shortages remained a problem even though the government started a big apartment construction programme.
Between and large Plattenbau settlements with high-rise blocks on the northern for 50, inhabitants and southeastern for 40, inhabitants periphery were constructed.
The federal government granted substantial subsidies, so that many houses could be restored. This is one reason why the centre today offers a mixture of medieval, Baroque and Neoclassical architecture as well as buildings from the last years.
The city centre has about 25 churches and monasteries, most of them in Gothic style, some also in Romanesque style or a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic elements, and a few in later styles.
It was used until when the Jewish community was destroyed in a pogrom known as the Erfurt Massacre. The building had many other uses since then.
It was conserved in the s and in it became a museum of Jewish history. It has been tentatively listed but a final decision has not yet been made.
As religious freedom was granted in the 19th century, some Jews returned to Erfurt. They built their synagogue on the banks of the Gera river and used it from until The neoclassical building is known as the Kleine Synagoge Small Synagogue.
Today it is used an events centre. It is also open to visitors. This moorish style building was destroyed during nationwide Nazi riots, known as Kristallnacht on 9—10 November In the land which the Great Synagogue had occupied was returned to the Jewish community and they built their current place of worship, the Neue Synagoge New Synagogue which opened in It was the only synagogue building erected under communist rule in East Germany.
Besides the religious buildings there is a lot of historic secular architecture in Erfurt, mostly concentrated in the city centre, but some 19th- and 20th-century buildings are located on the outskirts.
From until the old town of Erfurt was encircled by a fortified wall. About this was extended to run around the western side of Petersberg hill, enclosing it within the city boundaries.
The threat to the city from its Saxon neighbours and from Bavaria was no longer present, so it was decided to dismantle the city walls.
Only a few remnants remain today. The Petersberg Citadel is one of the largest and best preserved city fortresses in Europe, covering an area of 36 hectares in the north-west of the city centre.
It was built from on Petersberg hill and was in military use until Since , it has been significantly restored and is now open to the public as an historic site.
Today, it houses the German horticulture museum. The Schmale Gera stream runs through the area. A new use has not been found yet, but the area is sometimes used as a location in movie productions because of its atmosphere.
The current international glass and steel architecture is dominant among most larger new buildings like the Federal Labour Court of Germany , the new opera house , the new main station , the university library, the Erfurt Messe convention centre and the Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann ice rink.
During recent years, the economic situation of the city improved: Farming has a great tradition in Erfurt: Today, horticulture and the production of flower seeds is still an important business in Erfurt.
There is also growing of fruits like apples, strawberries and sweet cherries , vegetables e. Industrialization in Erfurt started around Until World War I, many factories were founded in different sectors like engine building, shoes, guns, malt and later electro-technics, so that there was no industrial monoculture in the city.
After , the companies were nationalized by the GDR government, which led to the decline of some of them. After reunification, nearly all factories were closed, either because they failed to successfully adopt to a free market economy or because the German government sold them to west German businessmen who closed them to avoid competition to their own enterprises.
It still took a long time before the economic situation stabilized around Since this time, unemployment has decreased and overall, new jobs were created.
Today, there are many small and medium-sized companies in Erfurt with electro-technics, semiconductors and photovoltaics in focus.
Building engines, the production of food i. Erfurt is an Oberzentrum which means "supra-centre" according to Central place theory in German regional planning.
Such centres are always hubs of service businesses and public services like hospitals, universities, research, trade fairs, retail etc.
Additionally, Erfurt is the capital of the federal state of Thuringia, so that there are many institutions of administration like all the Thuringian state ministries and some nationwide authorities.
Typical for Erfurt are the logistic business with many distribution centres of big companies, the Erfurt Trade Fair and the media sector with KiKa and MDR as public broadcast stations.
A growing industry is tourism, due to the various historical sights of Erfurt. There are 4, hotel beds and in , overnight visitors spent a total of , nights in hotels.
Nevertheless, most tourists are one-day visitors from Germany. The Christmas Market in December attracts some 2,, visitors each year.
Together with the east tangent both motorways form a circle road around the city and lead the interregional traffic around the centre. Whereas the A 4 was built in the s, the A 71 came into being after the reunification in the s and s.
Its southern part to Coburg was annulled when A 71 was finished in this section, the A 71 now effectively serves as B 4. Within the circle road, B 7 and B 4 are also annulled, so that the city government has to pay for maintenance instead of the German federal government.
The access to the city is restricted as Umweltzone since for some vehicles. Large parts of the inner city are a pedestrian area which can not be reached by car except for residents.
The Erfurt public transport system is marked by the area-wide Erfurt Stadtbahn light rail network, established as a tram system in , upgraded to a light rail Stadtbahn system in ,  and continually expanded and upgraded through the s.
Today, there are six Stadtbahn lines running every ten minutes on every light rail route. Additionally, Erfurt operates a bus system, which connects the sparsely populated outer districts of the region to the city center.
Trolleybuses were in service in Erfurt from until , but are no longer in service. It is linked to the central train station via Stadtbahn tram.
It was significantly extended in the s, with flights mostly to Mediterranean holiday destinations and to London during the peak Christmas market tourist season.
Biking is becoming increasingly popular since construction of high quality cycle tracks began in the s. There are cycle lanes for general commuting within Erfurt city.
The former runs along the Gera river valley from the Thuringian forest to the river Unstrut ; the latter follows the medieval Via Regia from Eisenach to Altenburg via Gotha , Erfurt, Weimar , and Jena.
The Rennsteig Cycle Way was opened in This designated high-grade hiking and bike trail runs along the ridge of the Thuringian Central Uplands.
After reunification, the educational system was reorganized. The University of Erfurt , founded in  and closed in , was refounded in with a focus on social sciences, modern languages, humanities and teacher training.
Today there are approximately 6, students working within four faculties, the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, and three academic research institutes.
The Fachhochschule Erfurt , is a university of applied sciences , founded in , which offers a combination of academic training and practical experience in subjects such as social work and social pedagogy, business studies, and engineering.
There are nearly 5, students in six faculties, of which the faculty of landscaping and horticulture has a national reputation.
It merged with the former Adam-Ries-Fachhochschule in Furthermore, there are eight Gymnasien , six state-owned, one Catholic and one Protestant.
One of the state-owned schools is a Sportgymnasium , an elite boarding school for young talents in athletics, swimming, ice skating or football.
Another state-owned school, Albert Schweitzer Gymnasium , offers a focus in sciences as an elite boarding school in addition to the common curriculum.
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk , a radio and television company, has a broadcast centre and studios in Erfurt. The last municipal election was held in with the result: Erfurt is twinned with: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany. There are seven gold coins known to exist bearing the effigy of Queen Christina: The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines.
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The Napoleonic Wars Data Book. Erfurt under French occupation] in German. Erfurt Stadtverwaltung [Erfurt city administration]. Retrieved 2 January Retrieved 23 January Bei dieser Gelegenheit wurde auch die alte Burgkapelle demoliert und aus den verkauften Baumaterialien die Arbeiter bezahlt, die beim Schatzgraben hilfreiche Hand geleistet hatten.
On that occasion the old chapel was demolished, and the workers who had helped dig for treasure were paid from the sale of the building materials.
Retrieved 3 January Meline, Cans et Compagnie. Erfurt in the Prussian state] in German. Vom 21sten Oktober bis zum 8ten Januar In einem Briefe als ein Journal abgefasst, und an einen vertrauten Freund abgesendet.
From 21 October to 8 January In a letter as a journal written and sent to a trusted friend. Reprinted on the occasion of the 25th jubilee ], Erfurt.
Auf dem Anger kommt es zu Jubelszenen. On the Anger this leads to scenes of jubilation. But most of the older series, which had been repeatedly broadcast from to , are currently excluded from the lineup.
The difference between the weekday and the weekend programming keeps vanishing steadily, since many series are aired daily.
The Adventures of Piggley Winks , are almost continually part of the programme. Many programmes, especially older series, such as Pan Tau , Pippi Longstocking , and Es war einmal , can be seen only on the ZDF and regional channels.
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