is a German character in the 2013 film The Wind Rises
. He is seen in a hotel located in Karuizawa. His name comes from the German novel The Magic Mountain
(German: Der Zauberberg
He is friendly and talkative. Regarding the future of Nazi Germany and Japan he has a pessimistic mindset. He approaches Mr. Satomi to congratulate him for Jiro Horikoshi's proposal to Naoko Satomi.
On the piano he plays the song "Das gibt's nur einmal". His favorite dish is watercress, called Kresse in German.
In the Japanese version, he was dubbed by Steve Alpert, an American. In the American versionm he is voiced by German Werner Herzog. The German Reinhard Kuhnert voiced him in the German version.