The wives of the heads of government completed a sporting interlude at the G7 summit. Accompanied by Christian Neureuther, we went out into the Bavarian picture book nature. And then to the inn.

Ex-ski racer Christian Neureuther (73) claims to have quickly made friends with the wives of the heads of government in the partner program on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

“We had so much fun,” he told the German Press Agency on Monday. “They are so lovely, it was so heartfelt. It was as if we had known each other for a long time.” They also used the first-name terms immediately.

Neureuther, his daughter-in-law Miriam and granddaughter Lotta had accompanied Chancellor’s wife Britta Ernst, the wife of the French President, Brigitte Macron, Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie and Amélie Derbaudrenghien, the wife of EU Council President Charles Michel, while Nordic walking around the Upper Bavarian Ferchensee and should also Meet them again on Monday.

“Nowhere else do you bring people together better than when you do sports together,” said Neureuther. “Walk, chat with each other”, that’s better than any visit to a museum. “It was important to us to also tell something about our landscape and nature,” he said. He showed his companions “beautiful orchids and alpine roses” before they went to a pub together. Above all, the atmosphere there was excellent: “It was really very funny”. Why? “I can’t tell you that now.”

All four women were very athletic. “Brigitte, that is, Mrs. Macron, didn’t even want to take the shuttle, but wanted to walk back and she did.” According to Neureuthers, it should not have been the group’s last meeting: “In the end, we agreed that we would meet while skiing.”