This year Red Baron got an invitation to Freiburg's New Year reception. Given the importance of the city's 900th anniversary in 2020, there were 1600 invited guests and, in addition, 900 randomly selected citizens.
To comfort the nearly 3000 people, the city had rented the Sick Arena at the exhibition grounds. Instead of the traditional lord mayor's speech, Martin Horn went through Freiburg's past history, the presence, and the future of the city.
|Lord Mayor Martin Horn, small on the left but big on the screen.|
|Horn welcoming dignitaries sitting in the first row.|
|Freiburg's past projected on the screen.|
|The projection and the lord mayor get color.|
|Freiburg of today|
|What will the future be? In spite of all real and imagined changes, |
Freiburg's Minster Church will remain the center of the city
|The dancers of the Dance Academy who had performed |
behind the semi-transparent projection screen claim their more than rightly deserved applause.
|Mayors Martin Horn and Ulrich von Kirchbach thank producers and stage directors |
of Action Theater PAN.OPTIKUM, who had joined the crowd on stage.
|Final curtain, together with the audience projected on the screen in the background.|