According to a “Spiegel” report it did Merkel Hildegard Knef selected the title “For me it’s supposed to rain red roses” as a musical insert for the Great Zapfenstreich. In addition to the hymn “Great God, we praise you”, the staff music corps of the German Armed Forces also rehearsed the song “You forgot the color film”, with which the singer Nina Hagen had a hit in the GDR in 1974. Seibert did not want to comment on the selection of pieces of music.
“Spiegel” goes on to say that around 200 guests have been invited, including the 52 federal ministers from their time in government and other companions. According to current plans, the Chancellor will accept the ceremony while sitting. (APA / red)