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Sweet and bitter, Alfred Ritter

Or: Swabia’s “radical” chocolate manufacturer!

Swabians on the offensive! Swabians swamping Berlin! Swabians buying up the German capital! It’s the kind of thing you hear a lot of in Berlin these days. Swabians? The thrifty, industrious and canny people of Swabia – the region around Stuttgart in Germany’s south-western state of Baden-Württemberg. One of them is Alfred Ritter. The son of Alfred Ritter. Who was in turn the son of … you’ve guessed, Alfred Ritter. Together, they make up the Ritter Sport chocolate manufacturing dynasty. And Alfred Ritter (the third) is my latest guest on Talking Germany. He’s a proud and fairly typical Swabian with, I sense, a wry sense of humour, a whiff of melancholy, and a good deal of political passion.

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September 8, 2014

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Alfred Ritter’s Movie Pick

“My favourite movie of all time? That’s tricky,” says Alfred Ritter. But then suddenly, he’s in no doubt: Zorba the Greek. Why, I ask? “Life,” he answers. And that’s all.

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September 7, 2014

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