The Crown Princess Couple visit Germany — day 3

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next

The Crown Princess signs the President of Germany Christian Wulff's visitor's book. Photo: Scanpix

On Thursday 26 May, The Crown Princess Couple continued their visit to Germany in Berlin.
The day began with a visit to the President of Germany Christian Wulff, after which The Crown Princess Couple attended a seminar at the Swedish Embassy, focusing on health issues. The seminar was part of a drive to increase Swedish exports of medical technology products and healthcare services. The ambassador gave an opening speech, and then Minister for Health and Social Affairs Göran Hägglund talked about the importance of focusing on the needs of the patient to ensure that the patient receives the right care at the right time. The Minister also highlighted the problem of antibiotic resistance. There then followed a discussion with Germany's Federal Minister of Health Daniel Bahr.

After the seminar, The Crown Princess Couple visited the Holocaust Memorial. They were given a tour of the memorial and the exhibition being staged next to the memorial centre.

The Crown Princess Couple then visited MaDonna Mädchenkult.Ur in the Neukölln district. MaDonna is an intercultural, religiously and politically independent association, which was founded in 1982. The association is aimed primarily at girls and young women up to the age of 18. The Crown Princess Couple were first given a tour of the premises, after which they spoke with some of those involved with MaDonna.

In the afternoon, The Crown Princess Couple visited a Swedish artists' collective in Berlin. The collective was founded by actress Fanny Risberg and photographer Magnus Reed. The Crown Princess Couple found out about the various artists' work and then listened to a discussion about what it is like to work as an artist in Berlin.

The day concluded with dinner at the Swedish Embassy.