The start of the German Open Championships is still a few hours away. They get underway tomorrow, 13 August, at 09:15.
The halls of the Liederhalle and the other indoor spaces are currently getting readied by GOC staff and the exhibitors, but the surroundings look almost deserted.
In the Maritim Hotel's Riding Hall, howver, the biggest audience yet is captivated by today's lectures of the Adjudicators' Congress. Way more than the anticipated 300 adjudicators attend. There is standing room only!