Germany: The President’s Day


President Barack Obama arrives at the summit of G7 nations on June 7, 2015 in Kruen, Germany. In the course of the two-day summit G7 leaders are scheduled to discuss global economic and security issues, as well as pressing global health-related issues, including antibiotics-resistant bacteria and Ebola



President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany




President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer at the summit of G7 nations




President Barack Obama enjoys a non-alcoholic weissbier


Justin Huggler: Why is Barack Obama drinking beer at 11am?

Angela Merkel welcomed Barack Obama to the G7 summit with a traditional Bavarian breakfast on Sunday – complete with a half-litre of beer.But before he could get down to business, Mrs Merkel treated him to a full Bavarian breakfast of white sausages, pretzels and foaming lager. Eleven in the morning might be considered a little early for a beer in some parts of the world, but in Bavaria breakfast is not complete without a weissbier, as the local wheat beer is called.

It’s not quite as hard-drinking as it sounds: Bavarians don’t down a quick pint before heading to the office every morning. It originates in Frühschoppen – a local tradition of meeting for a drink late in the morning on Sundays and holidays. According to Bavarian custom, the sausages cannot be eaten after 12 noon, because no preservatives are used and they are made fresh every day. Therefore those who wish to wash their sausages down with a beer must get supping before that time. The local saying is that the sausages must not be allowed to hear the church bells chime noon.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen Harper speak with President Barack Obama at an evening concert



resident Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sit down for a working dinner at the summit of G7 nations


(Clockwise from L) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk sit down for a working dinner

54 Responses to “Germany: The President’s Day”

  1. 1 almablanca
    June 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Great round up!

  2. June 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Outstanding compilation, Nerdy! Thank you!

  3. 12 vcprezofan2
    June 7, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for this break, NerdyW. Sometimes the other gets too heavy!

  4. June 7, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    thanks for your coverage of the President’s overseas trip.

  5. 16 amk for obama
    June 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I have tried them white sausages (be a kraut in krautland and all that crap).


  6. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    June 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Thank you, NW! Seeing President Obama always makes me feel calmer!

  7. 21 jackiegrumbacher
    June 7, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Beautiful, Nerdy. Today has certainly been a study in contrast. Ugly brutality in Texas and beer and Pretzels in Bavaria. What a world!

  8. 22 amk for obama
    June 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    sea of white faces in fifa’s scandalous corruption and guess whom the beebs decided to ‘investigate’.


  9. 23 amk for obama
    June 7, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    The AKP has polled worse than it ever feared and lost its majority. President Erdogan will be unable to change the constitution and extend his powers.

    It’s a stark contrast with the HDP, which gambled to run as a single party for the first time, hoping to cross the 10% threshold. It paid off, gaining a significant voice for the Kurdish minority on the national stage.

    It succeeded by appealing beyond the Kurds, drawing in leftists and staunch Erdogan opponents with its message of equality, gay rights and environmental concerns.

    This could be the start of a new political era here; a major setback for a president who has polarised this nation.


  10. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    June 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    In the “Where are they now?” category:

  11. 25 GGail
    June 7, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Tonight was not Steph’s night so the Cavs got this one.

  12. June 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I loved a “Bavarian breakfast” when I visited Munich too many years ago. Don’t recall beer being on the menu, but all kinds of wursts certainly were. Used to stash the leftovers in a drawer in my hotel room for lunch.

    Does anyone really give a s**t if POB is holding a drink his hosts have given him? Don’t we see how every single person responds to him, in every one of these photos, how he’s smiling in every single one, being somehow able to pull that out of himself after yesterday’s – ONLY YESTERDAY’S – service for Beau Biden…? He does it because he can be absolutely wherever he is, with 100% authenticity. Would that we could all do that, all the time… This is an extraordinary man, really…

    • 28 Obama Grandmama
      June 7, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Remember when GW gave AM a shoulder rub and she cringed? She is not cringing with PBO!

  13. 29 MightyPamela
    June 7, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    The Unstoppable President Obama. God Bless him, Thank you, SIR!!

  14. 30 GGail
    June 7, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    The Warriors have erase the Cavs 11 point lead & tied the game

  15. 32 desertflower
    June 7, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    LL mentioned he saw a TV commercial, and was mortified.This will scare the living shit out of him.


  16. June 7, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    He looks relaxed and happy. I keep hearing ‘ The Sound of Music’ play in my head😀

  17. 36 vcprezofan2
    June 7, 2015 at 11:35 pm


  18. 37 susanne
    June 7, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    great photos of pbo at g7. is it my imagination or does the very serious ms merkel get a bit girlish with our president?

  19. 44 desertflower
    June 7, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    night all.

  20. June 7, 2015 at 11:52 pm

  21. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    June 8, 2015 at 12:00 am

  22. 50 MightyPamela
    June 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Remember early on, how Angela Merkl was not so keen on PBO, was cold and unwilling to give him credence. Now, I see her face is just sincerely admiring him, she listens, she enjoys and respects him. She has come to know him as the ultimate world leader, setting the tone and the pace in all areas of worldwide concern. With a genuine heart and an intellect beyond measure. He is our President, and we are so so so so pround of that! ❤ Goodnight all. ❤

    • 51 MightyPamela
      June 8, 2015 at 12:11 am

      *proud Weird how the comment box collapsed while I was typing, then I had to toggle and mess with it to get it to full size so I could post. What is that, Mercury retrograde again? Getting pretty tired of Mercury’s tricks, this has been a very weird cycle. Stations Direct on 6/11, so hang in there, just stay calm and keep breathing. This, too, Shall Pass! ❤

  23. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    June 8, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Goodnight, TODville!

  24. 53 Dudette
    June 8, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Needed to turn to something soothing an uplifting after today’s news.. My Tommy always hits the right notes.

    Good Night/Good Morning/ Good Day!

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