01 German Antarctic Research puts the Polarsirkel in Bremerhaven. Cargo is unloaded. Scientists on board to monitor the discharge. The Polarsirkel in the eternal ice of Antarctica. German scientists of the Antarctic expedition during the construction of a living station. Snow storm. Snow vehicles. Climate measuring instruments. Flag blowing in the storm. Depth measurement of the 4000 m thick layer of ice. Demolition.
(71 m) 02. Hamburg: Grossmarkthalle delivery of goods at night. Doors of trucks have been postponed. Fruit and vegetable crates are unloaded. Close-ups crates of tomatoes and vegetables. Buyers purchasing in the early morning. Goods are transported to the vehicles of the dealer. Parking in front of the Grossmarkthalle.
(51 m) 03 Sohlenhofen: fossil Museum (archive D 279) road to the white Jurassic rocks in the altmühltal Valley, the Sohlenhofener plates obtained from where. The Mayor of Sohlenhofen Friedrich Müller when editing from rocks in the quarry to the finding of fossilized plants and animals. Animal prints. Müller has his fossil collection in Museum. Fossilized turtle and small crocodile, 140 million years ago. Urfische and dinosaurs.
(35 m) 04. Berlin: East-West axis Berlin's cityscape. Traffic on the East-West axis in the victory column. The East-West axis of the Zoo up to under den Linden, interrupted by the wall at the Brandenburg Gate.
Review: Construction of the Boulevard by the Prussian Kings in the 18th and 19th centuries. 1789 opening of the Brandenburg Gate. Guard soldiers on horseback riding through the street. Cars drive through the Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg Gate between the ruins of the 2nd World War. Russians. Rubble women planting potatoes in the Tiergarten.
The Zoo today as a park with big trees. Rower on Lake. Buildings of the post-war period, theaters, office buildings, Technical University. The wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate. "Over there" looking from observation deck. (partly archive K 187)
(74 m) 05. The Watts the Watts. Aerial view of the North Frisian coast and the Wadden Sea. Bathers on the Wadden Sea. Friesenhaus. Flock of sheep. The shallow Wadden Sea. Men of the coast protection levee construction and creation of ditches to protect of the country. Large construction vehicles destroy the natural adult life order of the Watt landscape. Walkers in the tidal flats.
(51 m) 06. Munich: folk music back in the children's choir sings. House music lessons at a Munich school. Old instruments are played. Teacher interview: "Oh per Margit, since it has di kicked out." That makes it not but..." Concert harpist. Match on the hammered dulcimer. Shared music-making and performance of advanced public event.
(53 m) 07 decathlete Guido Kratschmer world record holder Guido Kratschmer German Decathlon Championship in the shot put, long jump, hurdles, high jump, pole vault ZL. Latte falls. Andreas Rizzi wins the German championship in the high jump and pole vault.
The "polar Sirkel" sets in Bremerhaven. A ship among many in this port town on the North Sea. Regardless, it deletes its cargo. The "polar Sirkel" has a long journey behind him: she came from the Antarctic - non - stop 14,000 kilometers. The scientists at the wharf make sure that the cargo is unloaded carefully. It is their cargo: equipment and soil samples from the German research station in Antarctica.
Six months ago: a drive between pack ice and icebergs, which has "polar Sirkel" its goal achieved, the Atka Bay on the northern edge of the Antarctic. 100 scientists and engineers start building a working and residential station for 30 people.
40 ° C cold and snow storms. However, after four weeks, the research camp with laboratories and a workshop, living and sleeping rooms, a radio cabin and an energy station with air conditioning and snow melter is available.
The work can start. Initially she will be limited to purely scientific tasks: E.g. Climate research or measurement of the geomagnetic fields. This year, the Federal Republic joined the Antarctic Treaty as the 14th state. Thus, she accepted the agreed rigorous environmental conditions. The Atitarktis Treaty prohibits until 1991 any industrial use of here suspected huge raw material occurrences such as oil, coal, ores, or fish.
Depth sounder measurements with the help of explosions showed that the ice in this area is up to 4000 meters thick. The pristine purity of Antarctica turned out to be fiction. Ice is caused by precipitation. This is a new layer of ice formed every year. The analysis of the layers of 1965/66 provided a high proportion of the hydrogen isotope Thrizion - a series of nuclear tests a year ago.
The "fall out" these attempts had spread over the entire hemisphere and deposited in Antarctica.
A hub for 10 million consumers: Hamburg's fruit and vegetable market. Every night the cycle begins new. Road trains, railway and aircraft make up the goods. Until the early morning, the stands are populated with fresh fruit and vegetables from alien parts of the world. Hamburg's wholesale market is the endpoint of an international transport chain and starting point of a distribution system that reaches to Berlin and to the Scandinavian countries.
The so-called tropical fruits have already significant market share and increase ihnständig: strong competition for the local fruits and vegetables, which is cheaper, but spoiled consumers of no exotic gene Lisse can offer.
Four o'clock in the morning: the buyers come, the business can begin. On some days, there are up to 2000 wholesalers and retailers, who consider the offer and act with the seller until they have the range for their customers, the end users together.
The fast roads make it possible today, that for example Limonene, which are harvested at the weekend on the fields of Brazil, are already at the beginning of the week in the costs incurred by the German business. Mangoes from Kenya or asparagus from Chile are just as quick to the consumer.
The wholesale market, which distributes every year about 1 million tons of fruits and vegetables, is a world unto itself, in which the German consumer as a number appears: as a statistical entity that eats almost 2 hundredweight of fruit and vegetables and a half hundredweight.
The altmühl Valley in southern Germany. In the quarries near Solnhofen, the Mayor of the small town, Friedrich Müller spends his spare time over 40 years: he hits Urgeschichtliches made of stone with hammer and chisel. 150 million years ago, this part of Central Europe was a sea with coastlines and lagoons. When the water went back, many animals in the lime sludge remained hanging. You died and petrified over time.
The municipality has built its Mayor years ago an exhibition building for its collection of fossils. Since then not only tourists, sondernauch collectors and scientists come to visit the ancient life forms.
A fossilized turtle, 140 million years old. This 90 cm long crocodile from the same time.
Even after 40 years, collecting hopes Müller still on the discovery of the finds: a petrified ur bird archaeopteryx. The two so far only copies of the world were found in this area a century ago.
West Berlin in the last days of summer. The victory column marked today that broad highway which once gave figure and form the whole Berlin: the East-West axis between Tiergarten and linter Unter den Linden. Today, it is cut up at the Brandenburg Gate. Behind another world begins.
The Prussian Kings have built it in the 18th and 19th centuries. in 1789, the neo-classical style period was initiated with the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The East-West axis was years of this century mirror and card of an up-and-coming metropolis, in its heyday, the 20s and 30s, was the political, economic and cultural centre of Germany.
At the end of the second world war Berlin and its Boulevard in debris and ash were sunk. The East West divide made two cities from Berlin. Over here as over there began the Berlin from scratch. In the wrecked Tiergarten, they planted potatoes in the victory column.
The Zoo today. The bombs destroy earth plowed has grown a new Park, a green zone of recreation and leisure in the heart of the rebuilt city.
The East-West axis is again full of life.
She has taken some old and many new features. Of the upper-class apartment buildings, only a few have survived the heavy bombing of the war. The East-West axis was transformed her face. New public facilities were located here: Theatre, Opera, Congress Centre, banks, shops and restaurants. The old representative road train was a local service center. The new large facility of the University changed the streetscape.
The East-West axis ends at the East Berlin wall at the Brandenburg Gate. Twenty years ago, the other, the Communist German State has immured himself. After a glance over shows that carries the road train in the East. His name is still: "Unter den Linden".
Pictures of a landscape. With the Wadden Sea, the North Frisian coast is one of the most attractive recreational areas in Germany. The constant wind, the salty air, the cool sea waters are not for everyone. The resorts live mainly by permanent guests: tourists, the tart appeal of this landscape is captured on their first visit, which has since come back every summer.
Nature lovers prefer to alien seasons here. Because the Wadden Sea with his constant switching from ebb and flow is home to a variety of flora and fauna. To survive, environmentalists and State officials argue now.
Coastal protection and creation are the words. Since living here, they must defend their land against the sea. Storm surges have furrowed the coast and vie land washed off. Dyking and land reclamation belong therefore to the all day of coastal communities, for almost a thousand years.
New large-scale projects, which should separate all bays from the sea by dikes have alarmed many environmentalists. You see the ecological balance of the region under threat and fear the loss of nesting sites and winter quarters for the many species of sea birds. And the coastal residents want both: protection from the sea and eineintakte nature landscape.
Folk and house music in the Federal Republic of Germany is up again in the course. After the war, she seemed forever in border areas of the home - and costume groups abedrängt. Her stormy upturn came unexpectedly in the last few years. Everywhere new music schools were established. Alone in the State of Bavaria can be gegenwärtig90. 000 citizens of all all tersklassen trained on folk instruments.
23 teachers give music lessons in the Munich school. It is worn - how many facilities of this kind - of a non-profit association, which has set itself the objective, to maintain old, authentic Bavarian music and to share. Gifted students will be offered the opportunity to learn classical instruments, such as the concert harp - playing.
Traditional folk music instruments are required for basic training. This includes the so-called "Dulcimer" in Bavaria.
Common music making links. Advanced show their skills at public concerts and attract new students. The rush is great: in most schools, waiting lists are designed.
Decathlete. They are called Kings of the athletes. Guido Kratschmer is the King of Kings: 8649 points, the 28 year-old sports teacher holds the world record. Of course, at the German Championships in 81, he was the favorite.
But after the first if conditions became clear that is also a master every day in top form. Especially the 21-year-old held the strong competition Andreas Rizzi, who had only just become Decathlon champion of junior.
Also in the high jump, Kratschmer below his performance this time.
Quite different from the young Rizzi. He rose from exercise to exercise.
A King whose thron wobbles.
Pole vault, otherwise a parade-discipline of the master.
Like no other, Andreas Rizzi dominated the 11 Decathlon discipline: the psychological resilience. In many exercises, he improved his personal best performance. He creates 4 60 meters in the pole vault. The sensation is there: 8207 points is German Champion Andreas Rizzi. Guido Kratschmer falls at the end even on 3rd place.