The Government's 'Open Door' weekend in Berlin!

Aug 29, 2017

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, greets the public at the Chancellor's office in the German capital.

Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted the public to her office on Sunday for the German government's annual open weekend.

The traditional highlight of the visit to the chancellery is a personal guided tour by Merkel herself.

Hundreds of people queued patiently for up to 45 minutes to be greeted by Merkel in the courtyard of the chancellery.

One visitor asked the chancellor what makes her happy, to which she replied diplomatically: "Basically good news."

Visitors were allowed to take selfies, but only later once they had reached the chancellery garden. Merkel autographed one boy's arm.

Meanwhile at the government press office, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and the head of the hard-left Die Linke (The Left) group of lawmakers in the German lower house, Sahra Wagenknecht, fielded tough questions from the public.

A total of 100,000 visitors have attended this event at various government buildings in the German capital, Berlin, over the course of the open weekend.


The Government's 'Open Door' weekend in Berlin!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets the public in the chancellor's office in Berlin

'Open Door Day' at the German Foreign Office

German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, interacts with a visitor at the German Foreign Office on 'Open Door Day'

Visitors at the German Foreign Office on the occasion of 'Open Day' in Berlin interacted with various German ministers including the German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, & shared their views on foreign policy.

A look at Berlin's political scenario at the 'Open Door Day'

'Open Door Day' in Berlin

Fancy taking a look behind the political scenes in Berlin? 'Open Door Day' taking place on 26th and 27th August 2017 gives visitors the opportunity to explore.