Angela Merkel did not faint at Bayreuthmain
Two German media sites, Bild and Speigel, reported that the Chancellor fainted at a coffee bar in Bayreuth.
They later printed a government statement saying it was nothing of the sort. Her chair was faulty and collapsed. The Chancellor went on to watch Tristan und Isolde, which she said she enjoyed.
Our correspondent saw her at the opera and says she looked ‘totally fit’. A colleague who saw her during the coffee incident says the media blew it out of all proportion.
Nothing much else to report from the opening weekend.