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Happy birthday, Gala!
Festive posters, an anniversary issue and a special award: RTL Deutschland’s people and lifestyle magazine Gala celebrated its 30th anniversary.

The first issue of Gala magazine was published on 14 April 1994. 30 years later, the Gala brand is still strong and can be seen in print, online, and on social media as well as on TV and at prestigious events.

To celebrate the anniversary, the office buildings in Hamburg were decorated with festive posters. Moreover, a special anniversary issue of the magazine was published, which included additional pages and a photo feature with 30 celebrities.

Doris Brückner, Editor-in-Chief of Gala magazine, says: “Gala is turning 30 – that’s something to celebrate! More than almost any other magazine in Germany, Gala has shaped the world of glamour over the last 30 years with captivating stories about world-famous personalities and has become an indispensable source of entertainment and inspiration. This anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate 30 years and look forward to the future. As part of this unique brand, I am proud to help shape the next exciting chapters.”

On 13 April, Special: 30 years of Gala, a special edition of the weekly TV programme Gala TV, was broadcast on flagship channel RTL. Presenter Annika Lau welcomed Anja and Gerit Kling, two of Germany’s best-known actresses, to the studio to look back on the three-decade-history of the magazine.

Gala TV also reported on the Spa Awards, a prestigious recognition for international beauty and spa brands presented by Ad Alliance in Germany in close cooperation with RTL Deutschland and Gala. At the awards ceremony, which took place on 13 April, Gala was awarded in the ‘Beauty Idol’ category, a prize which went to a brand instead of a prominent person for the first time.

In addition to the celebratory events and programming, the next episode of RTL erleben - der RTL Deutschland Podcast, the corporate podcast from RTL Deutschland, was also dedicated to Gala’s 30th birthday. In the interview released on 13 April, Editor-in-Chief Doris Brückner spoke about her personal journey at Gala, the most memorable moments of the past three decades and future plans for the brand. Listen to the podcast (in German) below:


Oliver Fahlbusch

Executive Vice President Communications & Investor Relations, RTL Group

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Irina Mettner-Isfort

Vice President Media & Investor Relations

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