Garmisch-Partenkirchen (dpa/lby) - The hotels are full, the restaurants are empty: For the hoteliers and restaurateurs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the G7 summit was probably only a partial business success - the balance sheet has so far been cautious. "You still have to evaluate how great the damage was compared to the benefit," said Daniel Schimmer, manager of the Garmischer Hof hotel and Garmisch-Partenkirchen local chairman of Dehoga Bayern, on Tuesday. The mere fact that hotels and other accommodations were fully booked with police officers and press representatives, among other things, is not a criterion.
"There were very pleasant guests without any problems, they were long-term bookings with good rates," said Schimmer. But after the corona lockdowns, the high season also began in June in previous years - according to him, the accommodations would have been fully booked even without the G7. "If it were up to us, something like that should have happened in November or December - and not in June, where we would have been full as well."
It didn't look good for retail and gastronomy. Some have closed their restaurants. Instead of setting up huge tents for catering, some with external providers, local gastronomy could have been used, said Schimmer.