A town is not only its history, it is first of all its people. It is the residents who make up the heart and soul of our town. Their passion, commitment and sense of community shape daily life and make our city a unique place.
This celebration is not only an opportunity to honor our past, but also a moment to look to the future. Our town has always faced challenges and grown from them. We have a rich cultural history, a thriving economy and a vibrant community shaped by the diversity and commitment of our residents. Many projects such as the new construction of the pedestrian bridge to a bicycle and pedestrian bridge, the development of new building area in Kaimt, the transformation of the Mosel shore to a local recreation area, new construction of social and tourist-economic buildings such as a new day care center and new sports hall as well as swimming pool in Kaimt, new hotel in Zell and many other investments in our community are only possible through community action.
We are making our contribution to the energy turnaround with the designation of areas for photovoltaics and wind turbines as well as local heating supply on the Barl and in Kaimt-Nord. Our high quality in viticulture and thus our "Zeller Schwarze Katz" has helped to give economic development a firm foothold.
It is important that we celebrate these achievements and realize that together we are the shapers of our town. Each and every one of us contributes to making our town livable and attractive. It is our responsibility to continue this tradition and to continue to make our town a place where people enjoy living, working and realizing their dreams.
The 800th Anniversary Town Charter Celebration is an opportunity to celebrate all of this and look to the future together. It is a time to express gratitude for what has been achieved and to look ahead. Because in the years and centuries to come, we will continue to work together to develop our town and make it an even better place for everyone.
I would like to thank everyone involved in organizing this celebration, especially the volunteers and those who invested their time and energy to make this event a memorable moment. It is a testament to the cohesion and commitment of our community.
I cordially invite all residents to attend the ceremony on September 1 and the "Great Concert Evening" on September 2 in the Zell Schwarze Katz Hall. "A festival for all" : Under this motto we want to celebrate together from September 1-3; revive the Middle Ages in the town center and rejoice that we can celebrate the granting of the city rights 800 years ago in peace - and I may also say - in prosperity, as none of our previous generations was allowed to experience.
Dear fellow residents, former residents of Zell and all guests from near and far, I wish you all an unforgettable celebration and look forward to tackling and shaping the next 800 years of our town together with you.
Please give us all a warm welcome!
To the future generations I wish happiness and success in peace and freedom in the further positive development of our town Zell (Mosel).