The USA and Germany have the potential to change the world together.
Heidi Klum is arguably Germany’s most beautiful export success. She is a model, presenter, businesswoman and actress. In 1999 she was the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret angel. Later she presented the successful American reality show Project Runway, for which she won an Emmy.
It is not just German supermodels who find success across the Atlantic: In the 1998 NBA draft Dirk Nowitzki was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has played ever since. Nowitzki is the highest-scoring player in NBA history who was not born in the United States.
Angela Merkel and Donald Trump
Adjusting relations: Transatlantic relations have a high standing, even when the partners don’t always agree, as at the G7 summit in Canada, held in June 2018. In addition to Angela Merkel and Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron (France) and Shinzo Abe (Japan) also attended.
Frankfurt native Hans Zimmer is a living legend in Hollywood. He captivates filmgoers with his soundtracks, having written the music for films such as Gladiator, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, Interstellar and Dunkirk. He won an Oscar in 1995 for The Lion King. He also plays his film music live with a large orchestra and spectacular show.
G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau
On June 7 and 8, 2015, the heads of state and government of the G7 met at Schloss Elmau for their annual summit. The aim was meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our time, based on common values and principles. But one picture in particular will remain in people’s memories: Barack Obama is laid back relaxing on a park bench, while Angela Merkel is standing in front of him waving her arms around. Exactly what they were talking about remains a secret to this day.
She made it from small-town Germany to Hollywood. Diane Kruger gave her debut there in “The Piano Player”, acting opposite Dennis Hopper. Her biggest role so far is probably the double agent and resistance fighter she played in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”.