On October 6, 2021, the First Lady of Germany Elke Büdenbender accompanied by the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska visited Sophia of Kyiv.

The wife of the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, was unable to fly to Kyiv for the “Soft Power in the New Reality” summit of the first ladies and gentlemen, which took place in August this year at the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”. Elke Büdenbender was online. But this time she personally visited the famous landmark of Ukraine.

During the tour, the honored guests got acquainted with the history of the cathedral, the features of architecture and monumental painting, the latest restoration works and innovative technologies.

Ms. Elke Büdenender was fascinated by the beauty and grandeur of the millennial cathedral and highly praised Kyiv’s cultural heritage.

After the tour, the distinguished ladies talked in the warm atmosphere of the Metropolitan’s House.