29.11.2021 – 12:38
With the traditional big tattoo on Thursday, December 2, 2021, the still executive Chancellor Angela Merkel will bid farewell to the Bundeswehr. ZDF will broadcast the ceremony live from 7.20 p.m. Moderator Bettina Schausten welcomes the audience directly from the premises of the Ministry of Defense to the 54-minute live broadcast “End of an Era – Big Tattoo for Angela Merkel”.
The event starts with a speech by the outgoing Chancellor. Angela Merkel will address the federal ministers invited from her 16-year term in office as well as the federal presidents who have accompanied her years in office.
What remains of the Merkel era? In an interview with ZDF presenter Bettina Schausten, political expert Karl-Rudolf Korte gives initial assessments. In an interview with Bettina Schausten, Lieutenant Colonel Sven Homann informed about the solemn ceremony of the Great Zap.
According to reports, the staff music corps of the Bundeswehr is supposed to play the Hildegard Knef classic “For me it should rain red roses”, the GDR hit “You forgot the color film” and “Great God, we praise you”. Those honored with the Zapfenstreich can decide for themselves which pieces will be played on the occasion of their departure.
Ansprechpartner: Thomas Hagedorn, Telefon: 06131 –70-13802; Presse-Desk, Telefon: 06131 – 70-12108, [email protected]
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Broadcast page in the ZDFmediathek: https://zdf.de/nachrichten/zdfspezial/ende-einer-aera—grosser-zapfenstreich-fuer-angela-merkel-100.html
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