Numerous German celebrities and politicians didn’t want to miss the traditional strong beer tasting at Munich’s Nockherberg on March 3rd, as the traditional “Derblecken” is a pillar in many people’s diaries. For the first time since 2019, it was able to take place again in the conventional form, including a speech by Maxi Schafroth and a singspiel.

Two of the guests included Ottfried Fischer (69) and his wife Simone, a rather rare occurrence. The Bavarian cabaret artist and actor, known for roles such as “Der Bulle von Tölz” and “Pfarrer Braun”, made Parkinson’s disease public in 2008, which “is already an essential part of my life”, as Fischer said in an interview at the end of 2022 with “t-online” said. “You have to deal with the disease. You can only do that if you accept it,” he continued. Today he can deal with it “relatively well”.

In addition to Fischer, the actress Uschi Glas (79) and Uli Hoeneß (71), Honorary President of FC Bayern, were also there. In addition, many politicians did not miss the spectacle – including Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (56), ex-Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber (81) and Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter (64).

According to BR, 1.9 million people tuned in live nationwide on Friday. Anyone who missed the whole thing can watch the entire strong beer rehearsal including the Singspiel again on March 4th from 8:15 p.m. on BR Fernsehen – or in the station’s media library.