Two very different events have marked this past weekend, July 30 and 31, 2016 in Munich. On Sunday, there was the moving commemoration and memorial services at the Frauenkirche and the Bavarian Landtag respectively, which were both attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck as well as Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer and Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter, paying tribute to the nine victims who died in the mass shooting at the OEZ shopping mall on July 22.
On Saturday evening at the Olympic Stadium, Austrian Volksmusik superstar Andreas Gabalier entertained over 71,000 fans with his mixture of Rock, Volksmusik and Alpine nostalgia. The sold out concert has been a huge success, as all local media extensively report. Even though it was kind of strange for many to have such a huge music concert so close to where the shooting took place and during a week of mourning announced by the Mayor, perhaps an event like that was just what the Bavarian capital needed.
Be that as it may, the lederhosen wearing folk-rocker has already announced his return to Munich for July next year. Tickets are already on sale from muenchenticket.de.