He has received an invitation from Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Bellevue Palace, and from DFB Director Oliver Bierhoff one to visit Germany's top kickers: After his successful Vendée Globe premiere, Boris Herrmann is a much sought-after man. The 39-year-old's fans were able to experience this live on the screens last weekend. Herrmann opened the series of prominent appearances on February 6th. In a conversation with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, broadcast live on Instagram, in which his wife Birte Lorenzen-Herrmann had also participated, the skipper of the "Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco" reviewed his race and answered the interested questions of the German head of state. The attentive dialogue also dealt with Herrmann's scientific mission in the fight against climate change and the joint educational project of Boris Herrmann and Birte Lorenzen-Herrmann, who, with "My Ocean Challenge", interest children and young people in the world's oceans and their health and motivate them to get involved want. Steinmeier said to Boris Herrmann: "Your commitment and your passion for the environment and in the fight against climate change - that makes you just as convincing as sailing." When Steinmeier was invited to visit him at Bellevue Palace and continue the conversation, Herrmann reacted spontaneously and sportily and invited the Federal President to visit him on board.
Boris Herrmann at the finish of his Vendée Globe premiere with his wife Birte Lorenzen-Herrmann and daughter Marie-Louise
Boris Herrmann and his wife Birte Lorenzen-Herrmann in dialogue with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
A day later Boris Herrmann was asked at the current sports studio on ZDF. You can repeat it here (please click!). During his appearance, Herrmann was breaking new ground in every respect: Even growing up without a television (which he still does not have), he had never seen the traditional show before. In the gym, Boris Herrmann confirmed that he has already set the course for another Vendée Globe participation, saying: "This is my greatest dream. During the race you often cursed it. Then you cross the finish line. It's like a giant pain pill. You forget the hardships and the loneliness, you are immediately taken up again by the fascination. " With a view to the upcoming sale of the Imoca yacht, which has just carried him around the world in a good 80 days, Herrmann and his team are planning a new building. "I am confident that we can do it. We have a lot of good ideas, we want to build a new one as soon as possible and of course we would like to sail for victory next time." When asked by sports studio presenter Sven Voss, Herrmann confirmed with a smile that his wife had already given the go-ahead for further participation. In the sports studio finale, the sailor shone with two goals straight away with classic goal wall shooting in the studio, even without much football experience.
He can also kick: Boris Herrmann met twice when shooting goal walls in the current sports studio
Boris Herrmann in the ZDF sports studio conversation with presenter Sven Voss
From Mainz, Herrmann then went on to Cologne. One evening later he was a guest at the ARD sports show and host Alexander Bommes and played the "lucky fairy" in the draw for the DFB Cup quarter-finals. Many people from Kiel, who know Herrmann well as a sailor, watched him attentively. In their eyes Herrmann has drawn a "feasible" opponent for the second division Holstein Kiel with the amateurs of Rot-Weiß Essen. In the studio, the DFB director Oliver Bierhoff, who was also present, invited Boris Herrmann to visit the national team: "I think the whole of Germany is impressed by what Boris has achieved. I would like to invite him to the team because we keep coming back from such personalities benefit. " Bierhoff was particularly impressed by Herrmann's ability to focus and his stamina - qualities that can't hurt in German football either.
Here Boris Herrmann played the DFB Cup quarter-finals on Sunday evening and got into conversation with DFB Director Oliver Bierhoff. The masterful presenter of the show was Alexander Bommes
The ARD sports show showed pictures of Boris Herrmann's Vendée Globe premiere. DFB director Oliver Bierhoff watched spellbound …