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Time to say thank you

Elber delights exhibit donors

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You can’t say thank you often enough – and so it was once again time to gather the exhibit donors at the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt. The start of October saw a gathering of all of those without whose contribution the record German champions’ club museum wouldn’t be what it is: a place where the club’s history comes to life at every corner.

“Every individual exhibit shows how diverse the history of FC Bayern is,” said Petra Leufstedt, head of the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, in her address, which was also listened to by surprise guest Giovane Elber. The former Bayern striker was there in a dual capacity: as an exhibit donor himself, contributing his boots from the 2001 Champions League final among other items, as well as his role as club ambassador. The Brazilian charmed the invited guests with his typical charm and amusing anecdotes. Overall the varied programme, which included an exclusive tour of the redesigned Allianz Arena and an evening event at the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt rounded off with culinary delights, went down well with everyone.

Fascinating stories everywhere

Elber, who gladly would have listened to every conversation, neatly summarised the evening: “Every exhibit has its own fascinating story.” Over 118 years of club and sporting history are presented in the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt and reflected in the whole spectrum of exhibit items. And it’s precisely these one-off and personal recollections that bring the exhibits to life again. Uri Siegel, nephew of Kurt Landauer, also had many stories to tell about the former club president.

Since the museum opened in 2012, the 650 or so exhibition pieces have been regularly updated and changed. In total, over 5,000 items have featured, of which every one has its own fascination. As annual pass holders, the exhibit donors can vouch that a visit to the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt is always worth it.