Status: 22/09/2023, 04:49 a.m.
The contractor and reality TV star Richard Lugner was once again on the road at the Oktoberfest. In tow is a group of much younger women.
Munich – Every year, millions of visitors come to the Oktoberfest, including many celebrities. Oktoberfest hosts are usually very close to the action, but usually keep silent about what is going on in the VIP areas of the marquees. Oktoberfest host Stephan Kuffler provides a glimpse behind the scenes in his Oktoberfest diary and does not shy away from honest words - for example, when he discovered the "Oktoberfest grandpa" Richard Lugner at the Oktoberfest.
"Oktoberfest grandpa" Richard Lugner visits Oktoberfest: grandchildren in tow?
The Austrian businessman and celebrity, Richard Lugner, is also known by the nickname "Mörtel". © IMAGO/Daniel Scharinger
For "celebrities of all categories of the alphabet", the Oktoberfest is like a magnet and a stage "on which you have to push yourself forward a bit because of the high density of VIPs," the landlord wrote in his Oktoberfest diary on Tuesday (19 September). "Some come with private security – the less important, the more of it – and the smartest bring their own filming team with them." At this year's Oktoberfest, Wiesn host Kuffler also saw 90-year-old Richard "Mörtel" Lugner walking across the festival grounds.
The businessman and reality TV actor was accompanied by much younger visitors. "At first I thought he had his grandchildren in tow, but it was just one of those private camera crews that give every Oktoberfest appearance the appropriate glamour." Judging by the pictures, Lugner's ex-wife "Mausi" was also part of the party, as well as the alleged ex-girlfriend of the contractor Lisa alias "Täubchen", who is about 50 years younger than Lugner. "Respect for the man, because he is over 90 years old," Kuffler continued.
Filming at the Oktoberfest: Richard Lugner is apparently filming for his reality soap "The Liars"
On the road at the Oktoberfest in Munich: Austrian celebrity Richard Lugner with his ex-wife "Mausi" (2nd from left) on September 17, 2023. © IMAGO/Daniel Scharinger
According to a report by Oe24, the construction tycoon filmed at the Oktoberfest for his reality series "The Liars", which is broadcast by the Austrian broadcaster ATV. Businessman Richard Lugner is a big name in the Austrian celebrity scene. He made his fortune mainly with construction businesses – hence his nickname "mortar". However, he gained fame among other things because of his appearances at the Vienna Opera Ball. The women in Lugner's life are usually given an "animal nickname" by "Mörtel", such as "Mausi", "Spatzi" or "Katzi", and are usually much younger than the businessman, who is over 90 years old. At the age of 82, Lugner married Playmate Cathy Schmitz, who was only 24 years old. The marriage broke down a short time later.