Aachen (dpa/lnw) - There was a show for actors, athletes and other celebrities on Tuesday at the opening of the CHIO equestrian tournament in Aachen. In addition to hundreds of guests, the "Media Night" was also attended by soccer player Thomas Müller and his wife Lisa. The athlete calmly and patiently answered the reporters' questions. Müller was wearing a light, striped jacket and a pink handkerchief. His wife came in a short, one-shoulder black dress. "We should make sure that we can enjoy it too," said Thomas Müller about the visit to Aachen. His wife is a dressage rider and competes at the CHIO. It was a kind of childhood dream, revealed her husband.
Many athletes - active and former - walked over the red carpet to the hosts, the Aachen entrepreneur Hermann Bühlbecker and Stefanie Peters, the president of the ALRV racing club. Among the guests were swimming legend Franziska van Almsick in a white and black dress, rider Ingrid Klimke, fencer and IOC member Britta Heidemann, dressage rider Isabell Werth and former soccer goalkeeper Uli Stein - he strode across the carpet in a dazzling, bright floral jacket .
Influencer Johannes Laschet, the son of the former Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, came to the opening of the traditional horse show in a light three-piece suit. "Jo" wore glasses with striking yellow lenses on his nose. The girlfriend on his arm came in a dark blue sleeveless dress and high heeled sandals.
"We tried to sneak past," confessed the Bonn virologist Hendrik Streeck, with his husband at his side. Even before the horse show, the scientist was asked about the corona virus. "I'm glad to be among people again," said the virologist, smiling as always.
TV presenter Jean Pütz walked up to the reception as the grand seigneur. The 85-year-old had a straw hat with a colorful brim on his head, under which he showed a plaster. "That's the roof damage I have," Pütz joked. He had skin surgery, everything under control. Actress Marie-Luise Marjan ("Lindenstraße"), on the other hand, kept her hat in her hand the whole time. She wore a summery, wide white dress to match the weather.
The writer Ildikó von Kürthy comes from Aachen and came to her hometown with a friend for the start of the horse show. She walked to the reception in a long, flowing, pink dress and stood in front of the photo wall with Bühlbecker. Some guests avoided the limelight, preferring to take the route at the back to the party.