Good evening,

Eintracht had no chance against Dortmund, the incidence number in Hesse rose from 22 to 34 within a week, and the honey harvest of the Hessian bees is as bad as it has been in a long time.

Welcome back to reality - in case you used the weekend with its wonderful weather to change your mind.

Manfred Koehler

Deputy head of the regional section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and editor-in-chief of the business magazine Metropol.

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But do we want to go into the new week full of pessimism? Of course not! And so here in the newspaper office, where balance is not just an empty word, we contrast the three bad news with three good news. The Ironman is back in Frankfurt after two years, and the Swede Patrik Nilsson won the European championship on Sunday. In the great heat he was the fastest in the crazy competition, in which he first swam 3.8 kilometers, then cycled 185 kilometers and finally ran 42.2 kilometers - this then along the banks of the Main. In Frankfurt, the Goetheturm has also been reopened, from where you can see far over the city. And in Groß -zimmer and two other places in the region, particularly quiet asphalt is being tested. More precisely: Asphalt is tested,where cars make less noise when they drive over them.

Bad news, good news - what's missing now? Complicated news. So: plastic is no longer considered good. That is why pure plastic cups are undesirable. Then what do we take? Those made of bamboo. You thought. Now the consumer advocates are sounding the alarm, as Petra Kirchhoff writes. Often the supposed bamboo cups are made from a mixture of bamboo and plastic, which then seems necessary for stability. Now it is said: In contact with hot food and drinks, such cups can release formaldehyde and melamine - substances that are considered carcinogenic. The companies that sell such products hold against it. Ours has never understood why you don't just drink coffee out of porcelain, as your grandmother did.And sometimes without coffee on the go.

And in addition, the Frankfurt museums offer a lot of programs for children and young people during the holidays, an overview on Monday in the cultural department +++ tourism in the Taunus is still a long way from normal times, as our correspondent Bernhard Biener reports +++ records the palm garden in Frankfurt a real rush to the new flower and butterfly house.

I wish you a pleasant evening

Yours Manfred Köhler



for Monday

The day begins quite nicely, later the clouds quickly become thicker, and at temperatures up to 23 degrees it rains heavily at times.






Bärbel Grässlin

, gallery owner in Frankfurt (67);

Hans Nolte

, CEO of Hahn Air Lines GmbH, initiator and managing director of Dreieich Sportstätten Betriebs- und Marketing GmbH (66);

Ulrich Peters

, managing director of the Licher private brewery (55);

Mariana Harder-Kühnel

(AfD), member of the German Bundestag, Gelnhausen (47);

Jochen Ruths

, President of the Hesse Trade Association, Wiesbaden (46).