Exercise in nature: varied program for G7 partners

Former ski racer Christian Neureuther

The former ski racer Christian Neureuther. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa/archive image

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At the G7 summit there is once again a separate program for the partners who have traveled with them. Ski stars, mountains, nature and culture await you.

Exercise, nature and the climate crisis: when the heads of the leading economic powers discuss the world’s greatest political challenges at the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, their partners can partner enjoy the beauty of the Bavarian mountains – but also learn a lot about culture and the threat of global warming. On Sunday and Monday you will meet ski stars like Christian Neureuther and his daughter-in-law Miriam, talk to environmental researchers and learn about violin making.

In addition to the heads of state and government of the seven leading democratic economic powers, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel will come to Bavaria to represent the European Union. For the wife of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Britta Ernst, it could be a premiere: she will probably be with a for the first time G7 summit be there – and immediately takes on the role of hostess.

Which partners actually with after elmau the Federal Press Office did not announce on Thursday. A government spokesman has already mentioned a few highlights of the program.

The former ski racer Christian Neureuther, for example, wants to explore nature with his wives – and the husband, if von der Leyen brings her along. Along with his daughter-in-law Miriam the 73-year-old will take the group on a Nordic walking tour around the Ferchensee, explore the world of flowers and tell interesting facts about nature, history and culture.

«It is a very special opportunity to show such influential women and men the beauties of our mountain world and at the same time to convey the sensitivity. We are very happy, »said Neureuther of the German Press Agency. The greatest problem facing humanity is the destruction of nature. «Nowhere else can you reach people better than on a hike together through this natural environment. Miri and I will do everything we can to ensure that this trip together has an impact.”

In addition, researchers from Germany’s highest environmental research station in the Schneefernerhaus will report on their work. However, the partners will not set off for the Zugspitze, but the experts will come to the Elmauer Alm, which is located in the safety zone around the castle set up for the summit.

Culture is also on the program: a master violin maker wants to explain the construction of stringed instruments and report on the tradition in Mittenwald. The Bavarian climatic health resort is known for its history of violin making. A meeting with an Olympic youth group in biathlon is also planned. Miriam Neureuther will also be present at the talks with the athletes.