Biberach an der Riß
Biberach is the first location of our tour 2018. Inbetween the library, the theather and the museum, the container stands on the central ‘Viehmarktplatz’ and soon everybody in the small swabian city has recognized it. After the first two weeks, all of the cooking evenings are fully booked and on the weekends, the local fans of the container or the Foodsharing community are taking over and organize afternoons with lots of waffels, can-throwing and disco soups. Biberach offers its citizens a high standard of living.
The abundance of local companys create working spaces and around the historic half-timbered houses there is a cosy athmosphere full of friendlyness. The distinct swabian culture makes the people be pleaseantly down to earth and we notice that it is helpful to know ones one identity to not get confused when encountering a new one.
Also amongst the people that have experience as a refugee, there is a broad identification with the city. The favourite recipe from Ahmads from Syria is “Herrgottsbscheißerle with Tabouleh” and Roman from Afghanistan know the city better than many of the old residents. Most of the people feel well because there are many possibilites afar from meeting the basic needs, that enable to shape one’s future.