Frank Christoph Schnitzler
Life and career
Schnitzler was born in Tübingen and grew up in Ohnastetten in the Swabian Jura. His parents, Annemarie and Friedrich Wilhelm Schnitzler, had a farm there, where he set up his first studio in 1990. He was trained as a toolmaker, passing his master's examination on 9 July 1999 in Reutlingen, and from 1990 to 1992 studied drawing and painting under Lothar Schall. Since 1998, he has appeared in minor and guest roles in various television programmes on ARD and SWR, including the Tatort episode "Bienzle und der Champion". He has worked with well known actors and directors such as Armin Ulrich, Till Endemann and Stefan Krohmer. In 2010, Schnitzler founded the Achalmritterschaft Reutlingen e.V., a chivalric organisation dedicated to rebuilding Achalm Castle his inclusion of the arms of the Counts of Achalm in the organisation's logo caused conflict with the district of Reutlingen, who use them. His one-year legal struggle with the district's leading official, Thomas Reumann, the municipal government of Tübingen and the interior ministry of the state of Baden-Württemberg was much discussed in the media. The "Achalm knights" became knights of the district of Reutlingen. In 2012 Schnitzler began a programme called Neues vom Achalmritter on the Tübingen independent radio station Wüste Welle, which he continues to moderate. His musical production Mootisave became known through the Das Supertalent programme on RTL television. Frank Christoph Schnitzler founded, in 25. März 2015, the Organisation LEADER Mittlere Alb e.V. LEADER programme is a finance Programm the European Union (EU). Schnitzler lives in Reutlingen.