G7 summit in Bavaria: Elmau in NATO luck

Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Are the fences around Elmau not needed at all?

From June 26th to 28th, the G7 summit will take place in the luxury hotel Schloss Elmau (district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen). Security fences are currently being set up to protect the restricted area.

BILD learned from security circles: The left-wing extremist scene is not mobilizing itself that much for riots in the Werdenfelser Land. Left-wing extremists are more likely to promote protests around the NATO summit in Madrid (Spain). It starts one day after the G7 summit – on June 29th.

Workers erect a protective fence in the forest

Photo: Angelika Warmuth/dpa

A senior officer of the Bavarian police told BILD: “As a military association, NATO is seen more as an enemy of the left-wing extremist scene than the G7 summit. In addition, the NATO meeting starts one day after the end of the G7 – for many chaotic people it would then be difficult to get to Madrid.”


At an information event in the Bayernhalle on Thursday evening, the Vice President of the Munich Federal Police, Franz Xaver Vogel, said: “We will be there with around 7,000 federal police officers.” 3,000 of them from Bavaria, 4,000 from the federal riot police, among others.

Minister of the Interior Herrmann speaks at the information event in the Bayernhalle

Minister of the Interior Herrmann speaks at the information event in the Bayernhalle

Photo: Angelika Warmuth/dpa

A total of around 20,000 police officers are deployed – including from Austria. Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (65, CSU): “That doesn’t mean that everyone will be around Schloss Elmau, but also at the airport and in Munich.”


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