Costs of new hall just quadrupled during Covidmain
Everyone has agreed that Karlsruhe needs a new opera house to replace its unsightly concrete bunker.
The city agreed a budget of 270 million Euros, which seemed reasonable a couple of years ago.
It has now spent 508 million and the Badische Neuesten Nachrichten today reckons the final cost is likely to exceed one billion.
That, even by Hamburg standards, is some overspend.