Munich (dpa / lby) - Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) is getting more and more opposition after his demand to close the ski areas across Europe because of Corona: initially from his own coalition partner, the Free Voters, now also from the Landtag FDP.

Söder said on Tuesday: "I would prefer we would have a uniform agreement at European level: no ski lifts open anywhere or no vacation anywhere."

Free voter parliamentary group leader Florian Streibl said on Tuesday evening: “A supranational ban on winter sports disproportionately restricts many people's search for relaxation.

That is why I speak out against blanket closures - especially because all the mountain railways have developed excellent hygiene concepts that they consistently implement. "

Above all, Streibl warned against the closure of exclusively German ski areas.


The tourism policy spokesman for the Landtag FDP, Albert Duin, criticized on Wednesday: "How does Söder actually want to explain to people that they are allowed to sit together in a fully occupied subway wearing a mask - but are not allowed to ride in a chairlift outdoors?"

He just doesn't understand why outdoor sports without physical contact should be banned.

And with good hygiene concepts, special ticket management and a staggered schedule, ski operations can be made Corona-compliant - with the exception of après-ski, of course.