Karl Schulz, a mountain specialist with the Bavarian police, said the force was prepared for protesters trying to get close to the castle, but did not expect a big turnout.
“I think that the area will stay relatively calm, because the goal of the opposition is to be seen, and the places where we go, you won’t be seen,” he said.
[…] The General Abrams Complex, a former U.S. Army facility, will be used as a detention and processing facility for any arrested protesters.
NAZI Castle with dark past makes ideal venue for G-7 meeting
GROUP of Seven (G-7) leaders will gather from Sunday in a quintessentially German venue handpicked by Chancellor Angela Merkel, a luxury hotel with a fairytale setting and a tumultuous past.
Elmau Castle, nestled in the Bavarian Alps, is a five-star resort that will be transformed into a fortress for the two-day meeting of the club of rich nations.
If the forecast for sunny, hot weather holds, the German leader can look forward to an enchanting backdrop for the meeting that will have on the agenda the world’s most pressing crises.
Bavaria estimates the total cost of the two-day gathering will reach $147m, with around 25,000 police officers deployed to keep the peace.
A region and former duchy of southern Germany. Long an influential constituent of the Holy Roman Empire, Bavaria became a kingdom upon the dissolution of the empire (1806), before being incorporated into the new German Empire (1871).
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Posted 07 Jun 2015