It is shortly after 1 a.M. In wirsberg. Blue light illuminates the night. Police escort two heavy goods vehicles from the jerichower land near magdeburg from the highway to the health resort. The convoy stops at the square below the town hall, where the glass containers are usually located. Drivers karsten pirk and ralf rower get out of the car, talk briefly with their companions. Because without them nothing goes. Only pirk's girlfriend, heike glock, who has come along for the ride as an exception because her boyfriend has told her that the transport is something very special and certainly spectacular, remains sitting in the driver's cab and looks out of the cab, somewhat perplexed. "You have to trust the drivers, they can do it", says heike glock. "I have the day off, so I went along for the ride. My friend told me that it is quite narrow in wirsberg", betrayed them and is already a bit shocked at the sight of the narrow ortsdurchfahrt.
Karsten pirk turns the steering wheel. He has to turn the low-loader, which weighs more than 80 tons and is 25 meters long, along with the huge part for the wind turbine base onto the road and parking lot, and then maneuver it backwards through the pinhole at the town hall. At first everything works like clockwork. After just a few tries, the low loader is upside down. The windmill part is perpendicular to the road. Like a wall. The nose of the tractor barely misses the angels standing on the opposite court. Karsten pirk's companion moves a no-stopping sign to the side.
"We have specially removed the glass containers", says burgermeister hermann anselstetter. But these were not the only preparations. A lantern, which would have been in the way, was dismantled, even a tree had to be felled. In addition, the floor was covered with heavy-duty mats so that the truck would not completely destroy the subsoil. For safety's sake, there were experts on site who could have intervened if there were problems with a pipeline or if a hydrant was damaged.
Then suddenly an unpleasant noise. The low loader scrapes the floor. The sidewalk is deeper, the land slightly sloping. The heavy load throws up the gravel in thick layers. Burgermeister anselstetter shrugs off the camera. He gets a little queasy.