"We have received official approval from the ministry to issue the new license plates and will be doing so in all registration offices starting tomorrow", tim eichenberg, head of the safety and order department at the district office in bad kissingen, announced yesterday afternoon in response to a query.
So nostalgics can already put the champagne in the fridge.
In march, district administrator thomas bold (CSU) had already decided to reintroduce the old license plates. A district council decision was not necessary for this: "such a decision would not have been binding, because this is a purely state task", says eichenberg.
However, the decision-making power for everything that may appear on license plates ultimately lies with the federal government. "We reported the whole thing to berlin via the bavarian ministry of economics", reports eichenberg.
From munich now heibt it of economics and transport minister martin zeil (FDP): "in intensive negotiations with the federal government, all objections to the bavarian implementation model could be eliminated."
express local connection
"It is also possible to change the existing license plate into an old license plate", the message from the bavarian minister of transport continues.
And: "with it the burger can express their local connection particularly. The local economy receives an additional marketing instrument to advertise itself through particularly striking license plates."