Finance Minister Lindner and the journalist Franca Lehfeldt marry. After the registry office and bachelorette party, the highlight of the celebrations now follows – some prominent guests came by private jet.

Finance Minister Christian Lindner (43, FDP) and journalist Franca Lehfeldt (33) are getting married in a church on Sylt on Saturday.

On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Nikolas Häckel (independent) carried out the civil wedding in the Sylt Museum. According to media reports, the couple chose St. Severin’s Church in Keitum. It is one of Sylt’s landmarks with centuries of history. Then in the evening there will be a big celebration in the “Sansibar” between Rantum and Hörnum on the North Sea beach of Sylt.

Numerous celebrities are said to be on the guest list – including Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). CDU leader Friedrich Merz arrived on Sylt with the private plane on Friday. He himself sat in the cockpit of the plane, with his wife Charlotte at his side. VW CEO Herbert Diess also landed at the island’s airport.

Civil marriage

The area around the Sylt Museum was cordoned off by the police for the civil wedding on Thursday. Interested viewers only got to see the couple when they exited the building and got into a car. There was no official information in advance about the timing of the three-day celebration and the individual locations. The North Frisian island is a popular holiday destination for celebrities and is also often chosen for weddings.

It is the second marriage for the 43-year-old Lindner. He was already married to the journalist Dagmar Rosenfeld. Lehfeldt is also a journalist. The 33-year-old works as a political reporter for the Welt news channel, which belongs to the Axel Springer media group. It was announced last October that she and Lindner had gotten engaged.