US President Barack Obama sent a personal note to the Mayor of Bavarian Krün, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Upper Bavaria, in which he thanks mayor Thomas Schwarzenberger (CSU) for the breakfast in the small municipality which featured Bavarian speciality Weisswurst sausage.
During his 2015 Germany trip to attend the G7 Summit at Elmau Castle Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had an outdoor breakfast with the mayor on June 7.
Barack Obama wrote: “This is just a quick note to express my thanks for all you did during my recent trip to Germany. I appreciated your tireless efforts to build on the ties of friendship and cooperation that connect our coutries. Visits like this give me great hope for a future filled with opportunity for all people.”
The breakfast in Krün has been featured prominently in German media. In a popular TV-show, a video with a fake conversation between Barack Obama and the mayor was shown. Since mayor Schwarzenberger doesn’t speak English, hands were used very intensively, and Schwarzenberger was looking around to the table to get hints on when to laugh.