Siegfried Rauch...

http://www.autobild.de/videos/video-buch-unser-le-mans-2016-9429045.html

http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/leute/siegfried-rauch/mcqueen-war-mein-bester-freund-45393744.bild.html

Steve McQueen was invited to St.Blasius church in Hagen for the baptism of Siegfried's baby in 1970. Unfortunately, he got lost on the way in his Porsche car and arrived 30 minutes late!!

Siegfried lived in Murnau (2 miles from Hagen) at the time

After the baptism service, the party go for a meal in the nearby restaurant opposite the church in Hagen...

TRANSLATION: "Family party in Hagen: Steve McQueen came as guest of honour to the baptism of Siegfried Rauch's son Benedict. Over the arm...

"This is in an economy in Hagen, a small village near Murnau. When the shooting was almost finished, Steve stood in front of me and looked so funny. He did not say anything, but I knew exactly what was wrong with him: the coming farewell made him sad.
"What are you doing now?" He asked finally. I told him I was going home to Bavaria. "Oh, Bavaria", he said - he knew the area from the shooting to "Busted Chains". I asked him if he wanted to visit me. "Steve," I said, "come over, we celebrate the baptism of my son, you will be his godfather and then you'll get good sauerkraut." He loved sauerkraut.
A few weeks later, after a trip to Switzerland, he came to his baptism in his 911, together with his wife Neile and his son Chad. Actually, they only wanted to stay three days, but two weeks. He did not want to go to the city to Munich, but to the mountains for hiking. "You live here so fantastic," he said again and again. I could not understand this at first, he lived in Beverly Hills and was a giant star in the USA.
But Hollywood could not only create careers, but also destroy lives. His marriage to Neile was crising at the time. I've seen in the shooting work that he was constantly surrounded by women. He could not resist these temptations." Siegfried Rauch

WHERE WAS THIS PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN and where was Siegfried's apartment in Murnau...

 
 
 
During the Le Mans filming, Siegfried Rauch went to the Auberge St Nicolas in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir:

The hotel Siegfried stayed at may have been the - INCONTOURNABLE HÔTEL DE FRANCE À LA CHARTRE SUR LE LOIR

Details about the hotel:  

http://www.autonewsinfo.com/2017/04/20/incontournable-hotel-de-france-a-la-chartre-sur-le-loir-223512.html

 

 

Solar workshops in Arnage:

Credit: Marie Fotini...

 
https://www.google.fr/maps/@47.9103301,0.1697296,3a,75y,37.13h,88.32t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQd3z05pM93qY9Oi3v3bWCQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
 

 
 
Siegfried was born in Landsberg am Lech in 1932...

See this interview from 2014:
https://der-bergdoktor-fanclub.de/hausbesuch-bei-siegfried-rauch-mein-bauernhof-und-vieles-mehr-aus-meinem-leben/

 

Google Translation of a part of this interview:
 
"I have always dreamed of a farm, love the atmosphere and the history of old houses! In 1973, I moved into this farmhouse from 1742 with my family. At that time we lived with only one child in a beautiful apartment in Murnau, but it was very child-friendly there, such as that the lawn was not allowed to be entered. And since my children did not feel like they were unwanted, we started looking for a place to like children. And that was here. My sons had a happy childhood here, were welcome everywhere in the village community, and were allowed to play and scream as and when they liked. That has given them much for later life."

Note - Steve McQueen was the Godfather of his son Benedikt***

 

Siegfried moved to a farm in Untersochering in 1973...

At Home With Siggi - https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=157&v=ExBp8qbJ_lE

   
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