Ingrid Bannier from Tölz celebrates her 100th birthday this Monday. Hiking was her great passion.
Bad Tölz – Ingrid Bannier from Tölz will be 100 years old this Monday. She looks back on an eventful life story. She grew up as the first of four children in the Gasthof Fischbach, which she had acquired from her parents, where the young family ran the gastronomy and agriculture. As a first-grader, she set off on the four-kilometer walk to the Tölz school together with the older neighbor children in all weathers. When the Great Depression hit the family in the autumn of 1929, his father had to give up the farm and decided to go to Angola for a few years as a coffee planter. Sheltered, the girl grew up with her Tölz great-aunt and attended high school.
In the atrium of the LMU when Sophie Scholl distributed leaflets
The adolescence of her age group was marked by political indoctrination in the classroom and at the Jungmädelbund. When Ingrid Bannier was 16, the war began, when she was 19, her father lost his life in the hell of Stalingrad. At that time, she had already begun studying at the Ludwig-Maximilians University. Coincidentally, she was at the atrium on February 18, 1943, when Sophie Scholl, who was two years older, was distributing leaflets there. In the ensuing confusion, she got very scared, she later said.
Active in the Alpine Club
In the last year of the war, she came to occupied Norway as a telexwriter, where she met her husband, who came from the Altmark, and married in northern Germany in 1946. When her husband retired as a teacher, she returned with him from Göttingen to her home in Tölz in 1978. After the death of her husband, Ingrid Bannier joined the "Monday Hikers" at the Alpine Club and was quickly appointed hiking guide there due to her local knowledge. She held this office for 20 years. In her youth, her father had often taken her mountaineering between the Karwendel and Gesäuse rivers and aroused her enthusiasm. At the age of 84, she climbed the Schafreuter for the last time.
She has three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to hiking, her vegetable garden, which she continued to cultivate until 2022, was an elixir of life. Then, due to age, her strength began to wane. After a domestic accident, it was no longer possible to stay in her apartment, which is why she moved to the Josefistift in Tölz a few weeks ago. Here she celebrates her 100th birthday this Monday. (rbe)
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