Awards & Honours

The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany | 2010

For Tollwood’s Founder & CEO Rita Rottenwallner

Honour for Tollwood’s Founder & CEO Rita Rottenwallner

On 15th September 2010, Rita Rottenwallner has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit by Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer. He stated in his laudation: “By founding the Tollwood Festival in Munich, Mrs. Rottenwallner has made a significant contribution to the development of Bavaria and its capital as a cultural metropole (…).“

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Rita Rottenwallner and Govenor Horst Seehofer – September 2010 | Foto: Bayerische Staatskanzlei

And further: “As a platform for ecology and environmental conscience »Tollwood« acts as a role model and encourages the visitors to participate actively in climate protection. Moreover, in cooperation with the Tollwood Ltd., Mrs. Rottenwallner found the Tollwood Foundation for the promotion of environmental, nature and animal protection as well as for the protection and support of needy children in Germany and other countries.”

The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany is the only public and therefore the highest honour of the Federal Republic of Germany for merits concerning the common good. It is awarded for political, socio-economic and intellectual performances as well as for all significant merits for the Federal Republic of Germany.

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