Enthusiasts “Heroes in the Children's Room” in the German Burgen Museum
Pandemie has tightened problems of traditional shipping
The Corona pandemic has further tightened the problems of traditional shipping. The trips with guests, which are urgently needed to maintain the ships, were either completely unusual in the past two years or only possible with less passenger numbers, said the chairman of the German umbrella organization for traditional ships (GSHW), Jan-Matthias Westermann, the German press agency.
in the German Burgen Museum on the Veste Heldburg (Hildburghausen district) is the special exhibition “Heroes in the Nursery. The medieval world of elastoline »was opened. The collector of the figures from the material Elastolin, Peter Müller, led the visitors through the show on the opening afternoon, as a spokeswoman for the museum said. The exhibition shows a section of the collection of figures, castles, dioramas, original decorative pieces, drawings, comics and documents that Müller has gathered for decades.
Elastolin figures were manufactured by the toy company O. & M. Hausser from Neustadt near Coburg, which, according to the museum, stopped production around 40 years ago. The small elastoline figures, which essentially consist of wood flour and glue, have been elaborately painted and are known beyond Germany. "The motifs are diverse: from animals, soldiers to cowboys and Indians, everything was there," explained museum chief Adina Rösch. Castles and knight figures were also particularly popular, which would often have been composed of entire showcases.
Total Metal boss Wolf: Coming China Almost impossible .
The President of the Total Metal Employers' Association, Stefan Wolf, considers it almost impossible to reduce the economic dependence on China at short notice. "This is inconceivable," said Wolf of the German Press Agency. The background is demands to rethink the economic relationships with China because of the Chinese threatening gestures towards Taiwan and report on massive human rights violations.