A swim early in the morning and then again in the evening – that‘s how Gerhard Hänel kept fit. He didn‘t need any other leisure activities: “The shop floor is my hobby”. Gerhard Hänel was a very disciplined person. “Moderation in all things” was his principle in life.
Liselotte Hänel was a vital support to her husband throughout his life, both at home and at work. “If I hadn‘t had this woman as my life companion,” said Gerhard Hänel, “I couldn‘t have done it all”.