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Hanover/Bremen (dpa/lni) Despite the energy crisis, cities in Lower Saxony and Bremen do not want to completely do without the pre-Christmas lights. However, in many places the lighting is switched on later and switched off earlier than in previous years, according to a survey by the German Press Agency. In Oldenburg , for example, it is planned to reduce the times to six hours a day. This is intended to reduce energy consumption by 70 percent, according to a city spokesman. Last year the lights were on 17 hours a day. In Bremen, too, those responsible are opting for shorter lighting times.
Stade will probably even do without the winter lighting in the old town completely. “It hasn’t been decided yet, but the trend is going there,” said Frank Tinnemeyer from Marketing und Tourismus GmbH. In Celle, the ice rink in front of the castle will not be built this year to save energy.
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