01. the Germans read again Hamburg: literature and bustle. Poetry reading. Teenagers standing audience. Poet o-ton: "da jehen again, one look at her, through the raucous Westerwald, or how many legs has ´ ne janze company and in the sweat of their pale faces..." "Poet on the market. Young bearded man and woman, great. Young woman reading in restaurant. Man reads sitting on bench. Young man standing reads in Metro. Woman reading on the bus. Bookstore with customers. Book is packed. Detlev von Liliencron House - public library. Young people in front of bookshelves. Borrow books.
Frankfurt: German book fair. Young readers. Was Roman literature! Günter Grass on the Frankfurt book fair. Books, great. -Grass: Danzig trilogy - Peter Härtling: listed by for love - Susanne Kilian: Lena child - Peter Härtling: Sofie makes stories. -Non-fiction: Pregnancy and childbirth - stress and anxiety - live at the age. -Special: Afrikana. The peace prize of the German book trade, Ernesto Cardenal.
(74 m) 02. Munich: World Energy Conference delegates go to the Olympia Hall. Schmidt welcomes guests. As a participant of the Conference of German Federal President Karl Carstens. Production sound (fragment) Helmut Schmidt opened the exhibition. Modern energy technologies be visited by participants of the Conference. Electronic industrial plant controls all power plants in Bavaria and gets the required amount of energy. Thermal use of solar energy. Solar system developed for the Federal Republic to the use of solar energy. Concentrated solar energy drives water pump. Water jet flows out of pipe. Max Planck Institute for plasma physics. Development of modern energy sources through fusion of atomic nuclei. Largest fusion device in Europe. Imitation of the nuclear fission process of an exploding H-bomb for peaceful purposes. Scientists visit technical apparatus.
(71 m) 03 roller skaters portal of Cologne Cathedral. Cathedral towers. Skaters on the Cathedral floor. Young people on plastic roller skates. Roller runner in pedestrian area. Intermediate cuts figures of the Cathedral and roller skaters. Run over sloping surface, in the background of Cathedral portal. Viewers with a pipe, large. Studies of various roller skaters between pedestrians.
(63 m) 04. alternative fuels for the car of Hamburg: test car goes to gas station with fuel pump for M 15 refueling of gasoline with 15% methanol admixture. Large scale test with new fuel. Engine compartment flap opens. Small changes to the return valve, the fuel pump and the filter. Exhaust, great. Drivers leaving petrol station. Research laboratory. Automakers participate in trials. Methanol engines in the test. Test drive of two vehicles. Hydrogen filling station on the site of the German research and laboratory of the aerospace industry in South Germany. Test vehicle is refuelled with hydrogen cooled on 2500°. New motor equipment with hoses made of special material for highly explosive fuels. Tempering. Exhaust, great. Hydrogen burns without pollutants and delivers 4 x energy of gasoline. Ride in a hydrogen test car. Production of required hydrogen still very expensive.
(63 m) 05. Berlin: Märkisches district - village of Lübars Sun ball half obscured behind clouds over the high-rise buildings of the Brandenburg district. Village of of lübars houses of mammoth. Harvester drives over land. Urbanites get off at bus stop on bus. On farm, horse appears to stall. Blacksmith Stud hooves of the horse. Horses in the paddock. Background high-rise buildings. Residents of the high-rise settlement between cars. Pan houses facade. Windows in addition to Windows. Excursion to the village. Tractor driving. Village church. Coffee garden. Forest landscape from East wall. Horses are fed. Camera moving skyscrapers.
(70 m) 06 Wildwassserkanu timber-framed houses of Monschau. Canoeists in the whitewater slalom ride. Boat capsizes. ZL studies of whitewater canoeists. Two canoeists. (Same cut as 274/7 D)
D 274/7: half-timbered houses of Monschau. Canoeists in the whitewater slalom ride. Overturning the boat. ZL studies of the whitewater canoeists. Two boats on the route. Garmisch: German whitewater Championships. ZL studies of canoeists in the white water between the cliffs.
Poet on the market. Literati rubles in Hamburg: an example of the large number of public meetings, which comes to the reader the book in the form of its author. The Germans were always happy to read. Your reading pleasure is still grown in recent years. According to statistics of the United Nations, the Federal Republic of ais book market occupies the third place behind the United States and the Soviet Union.
The close-knit network of bookstores is still tight by year. Because the book business is worthwhile for the retailers, because the price-fixing for books guaranteed him a sufficient amount of merit.
Many lending, where the citizens for a small fee can supply with reading come to the book shops. The experts with the democratization of the educational institutions in the Federal Republic explain its increased reading hunger. Economic factor important AIS the book presents itself once per year at the Frankfurt book fair, the main hub of the world for printed goods. 300,000 titles were offered at the last fair, including 62,000 new releases from the Federal Republic.
The major publishers of the Federal Republic and abroad use the fair to promote with their top-selling stars. Günter Grass among the most famous German authors abroad. Frankfurt is a barometer of new trends on the buyer's market at the same time. The German reader seems to turn away from the socio-political and technical utopian designs and feel a new passion to old themes: love, family, childhood, and dealing with existential problems are since recently priorities in the fiction and the non-fiction.
About 10 percent of the German production of books are translations. Special displays to increase the interest of citizens for foreign literatures. And a foreigner this time received the peace prize of the German book trade: the poet and the current culture Minister of Nicaragua, Ernesto Cardenal.
Delegates from 78 countries on the way to the 11th World Energy Conference in Munich. That the Congress in the Olympiahalle by Chancellor Schmidt was opened, the political dimension of the world discussed energy problems made visible. Long's is not only about technology, transport and storage of energy, but energy production as a survival issue for many countries. Schmidt admitted the same rank the solution to our energy problems such as the preservation of peace.
The foreign energy economists, engineers and scientists used resident in Germany to visit exemplary facilities of energy technology. Model resolves the typical of them highly industrialized States issue to ensure electricity constantly fluctuating throughout the day, with this new system. This electronic control centre near Munich controls all power plants in Bavaria with the help of modern data processing and ensures that the required amount of energy exists in the Bavarian electricity grid.
The thermal use of solar energy is a task worthwhile for countries in regions of warm Earth. Also in the Federal Republic is working on solar systems. Solar power plants, which combine a variety of collectors and with the energy driving machines, could help solve especially the energy problems of developing countries. This pilot plant drives a water pump.
At the Max Planck Institute for plasma physics, Conference participants visited a future technology that man has high hopes in the world: the production of energy through fusion of atomic nuclei. The nuclear fission process of an exploding hydrogen bomb is imitated in this Europe's largest fusion device. The scientists do not doubt that succeeds in one day, to tame the nuclear explosion and to transform into a controlled, continuous process.
The Cologne Cathedral: on his anniversary he seems in the role. The huge Cathedral was completed 100 years ago. Cologne's citizens celebrated Cologne skaters rolled down. The so-called Cathedral plate in front of the House of God is considered as the birthplace of the new roller skating movement in the Federal Republic.
Since the old steel skates as plastic cars from the United States are returned, a kind of gentle fever by German citizens of all ages has taken hold. Two million have absent-mindedly partly athletically ambitious Wheeling in the paved pedestrian zones and shopping centers.
A quick fun, which can still be improved with some artistry. Pedestrians look approvingly to - as long as they are not approached. And even the Provost has resigned itself to propel. He knows: his Church will survive even this fashion.
A gas station in Hamburg. At first glance nothing out of the ordinary: dispensers for the usual gas. Yet something away stands a petrol pump, the marking indicates a fuel alternative: M 15 - a gasoline, was mixed with 15 percent methanol. Here fill up motorists who take part in the first German large scale test with methanol. Small changes on check valve, fuel pump, and filter: then any conventional petrol engine with 15 M can be reached.
Around 1,400 people and trucks test the fuel mixture for 2 years. This should prove to be, whether the German chemical and automotive industry on the right track are: to replace the expensive and almost expectant petrol with fuel from natural gas or coal.
All German car manufacturers are in this attempt. Already, some test engines, which are operated with pure methanol. The world's first hydrogen filling station stands on the site of the "German research and Versuchsanstalt für Luft - und Raumfahrt" in southern Germany. Here, the Ingenieurenach are looking for solutions to the great problems of hydrogen operation. So the tank must be adequately isolate the liquid hydrogen cooled minus 250 degrees and protect against accidents. The engine received a Gemischspül facility, a shut-off valve and a new carburetor. The hoses for the highly explosive fuel are made of special material.
Hydrogen has a four times as high energy content as fuel and burns without pollutants. If its expensive production could be made cheap, an almost inexhaustible energy would be found. Because water there is enough in the world.
A city wakes up. Märkisches Viertel, a settlement from the retort in West Berlin. 50,000 people live here. What distinguishes it from other large city behind concrete walls: they have near the nature within reach. The high-rise building castles is an old farming village: Lübars.
A world separates the City Berlin morning travelling by bus and subway to work, from the rural Idyll of Lübars. But urbanites and villagers have in common: they are all Berliners.
Lübars is almost 750 years old. The time seems stopped here: an almost surreal contrast to the anonymous concrete landscape of the Märkische region. This residential complex was built 10 years ago. Its inhabitants took long time to live in the drawing board architecture. The Grundproblerne have remained: boredom and aggression at the boy, identity disorders and isolation among the old.
After hours and on weekends people from the Märkische Viertel opportunity therefore to a trip to the small, intact world of yesterday.
Church, village guest house and farms - a village structure grown over centuries. In the Café-garden, the House-baked cake, for urbanites attracts a sought-after attraction. In the idyllic disturb only concrete and barbed wire. Thus, the GDR has immured throughout West Berlin including Lübars.
Lübars thrives on cattle breeding and agriculture. Keep it that way is to, maintain this natural recreation area on the outskirts of a metropolitan city.
The romantic Monschau near Aachen - since many years meeting of German and foreign whitewater canoeists.
A white water route that has its pitfalls. Absolute mastery of the boat and lightning-fast responding to the unpredictable flow: distinguishes the competition of athletes from the Sunday drivers. If even the seasoned veterans even capsize, they know most helping yourself. Only those who accept then foreign aid, is disqualified in the competition.
There are around 70,000 Sprint canoer who competed in the Federal Republic. The raging streams in the German middle and high mountains are their preferred territory.