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Denis Chevrot is Ironman European Champion 2022. The 34-year-old triathlete from France won the competition on Sunday after 7:52:54 hours;

Paul Schuster from Darmstadt was fourth.

Daniela Bleymehl from Darmstadt won the women's professional competition in 9:02:55 hours.

Bad Vilbel does not want a tram connection to Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Fashion Week is over and dairy farmers in Hesse have a soft spot for vending machines: at the beginning of the new week there will be news from the Rhine-Main region.

Jacqueline Vogt

Department head of the Rhein-Main editorial team of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Connection questions

: A municipality is supposed to get a tram connection, but it doesn't want to.

That's how it is in Bad Vilbel, which refuses a tram to Frankfurt.

Sebastian Wysocki, CDU politician and mayor, supported this majority decision in the city council.

The project, he says,

would not have meant any relief for Bad Vilbel, but instead led to more traffic

and a reduction in the quality of life – elections are won where one governs and not in neighboring cities, which might benefit from less commuting by car.

In Frankfurt, for example, where, on the other hand, projects such as the Mainkai closure are trying to seal off commuters and accept their anger more or less with a shrug of the shoulders.

In an interview with Mechthild Harting, Wysocki talks about selfishness and concepts when it comes to traffic.

A fashion thing

: That was it, the Frankfurt Fashion Week in the summer of 2022. A series of events that in a few years' time may be judged as the small beginning of a fair that has grown big, who knows.

In any case, the Mainz fashion designer Anja Gockel, one of those who is at home in the region but has a reputation that goes far beyond this, thinks that

the project has to be given time, so that it will also grow.

In 2020, when the Fashion Week was announced to be moving from Berlin to Frankfurt, Gockel was still skeptical.

Now that the big relocation project has been canceled and a local program with performance opportunities for creative people has been created in Frankfurt, she sees things a little differently.

Patricia Andreae observed the Frankfurt Fashion Week and collected votes.


: What reliably helps against food moths?

Martin Ochmann explained this recently in the column “Geht aber”, it appears on the consumer side in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung, which in turn appears there every Monday.

Many readers were particularly interested in what helps against moths, and you can still read about it online.

This Monday, the consumer side is dealing with other issues, but the authors are sticking to food, milk for example.

More and more farmers in Hesse are setting up vending machines where customers can fill them up fresh.

This is popular, but means little profit for the farmers.

Thorsten Winter wrote down why they still operate the taps.


in addition, the Hessian police uncovered 25 cases of commercial fake vaccination cards last year, according to the Ministry of the Interior in Wiesbaden, a total of 1223 vaccination cards were secured


after eleven years of construction, the controversial 11.8-kilometer gap closure on the A 49 motorway between Neuenstadt and Schwalmstadt in northern Hesse will be opened to traffic on Thursday


People who take part in a new, digital tour of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament in Mainz will hear the actor Manfred Lehmann, if the voice sounds familiar: he is the Voice actor by Bruce Willis.

Greetings from the editorial team,

Jacqueline Vogt

You can also read current reports from the region in Skyline-Blick, our live news blog for the Rhine-Main region, and on the Rhein-Main-Zeitung website.



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Monday 27 June

Michael Schwarz

, managing director of the Bürgschaftsbank Hessen, Wiesbaden (63);

Michael Mahr

, Spokesman of the Management Board of Volksbank Darmstadt-Südhessen (62);

Thomas Spies

(SPD), mayor of the city of Marburg (60);

Cornelia Menhofer

, President of the Regional Court of Wiesbaden (57);

Andreas Zeiselmaier

, CEO of the Rheingauer Volksbank, Geisenheim (54);

Carsten Wehlmann

, sporting director at SV Darmstadt 98 (50);

Kim Kalicki

, bobsleigh pilot at TuS Eintracht Wiesbaden, gold medalist at the 2022 European Bobsleigh Championships (25).