01 Black Forest: Children at table playing Fischer-technology - educational toys in kindergarten with Fischer technology toys. Child's face, great. Engineer Arthur Fischer in the design Office of his work. Parts of the Fischertechnik construction system in the making. Toy Kit. Revolving cranes, railroads, merry-go-rounds.
(54 m) 02. The city artist from Nuremberg Nuremberg City image. Young man goes through the streets of the city. Englishman, who was hired for half a year as a scholar as artist of the city, in the Germanic Museum Dürer considered drawings. British paints in nature and photographed. Studio and living space of the artist. Paintings and photos in his Studio.
(52 m) 03. The German ratio GDR post in front of House on Lake Wehrbelliner. Erich Honecker occurs with fur hat before the House welcome by Helmut Schmidt, who gets out of his car. Close-up of Erich Honecker with fur hat and Helmut Schmidt with Prinz-Heinrich-Mütze. Conference room. Reporters are available to conference table. Dr. Haese interviewed population actuality: "You for should be improved what do in the East-West German relations?" - "The travel conditions." - "the Mindestumtausch should again be down." - "I hope relations will be A little bit better, that we ' over there can, even if we have no relatives over there". -"The we ' drive over can, the younger ones, and not just the retirees." The Office for visits and travel matters. Travelers fill out forms. The signing of the four power agreement (archive). Trucks at border crossing. Brown coal mine in the border area. Police chains prevent the contact of the population on roads with Chancellor Schmidt in the Güstro. Press Conference. Helmut Schmidt interview: "When I sum it all up, I can say that better relations between the two German States are possible that we To want to make them both, and they can mean a contribution at the same time and should mean for peace in Europe, possibly beyond."
(74 m) 04 Stormarn: Portrait of a newspaper building of the Stormarner day sheet. Editorial meeting. Stalls and booths at the weekly market. Eggs are taken from cardboard containers. Sale at stands. Photographing. Reporters question the market traders. Editorial Secretaries To write on typewriters. Assembly of photos. Girls at light sentence typewriters. Printing press prints. Folding and packing of the newspaper. Newspaper carrier with the wheel on the road on Winter Street.
(53 m) 05. Hamburg: covered shopping streets of the Hamburg court as a new shopping centre with loading passages, small bistros round tables with people. Expenses in the shops. Luxury items. People at round tables at the Mall.
(52 m) 06. Hamburg: construction of weather satellite satellite model. The work of Messerschmidt-Bölkow-Blohm. Construction of the satellite for space research. Message delivery and commercial use. Research laboratory. Construction of a X-ray steel laboratory for the Ariane satellites. Model of a communications satellite orbiting the Earth. Animated flight of the satellite Symphony. Rocket launch.
(52 m) 07. hang gliding (see D 256/5, own text and D 315/6) man walking on mountains and floats, Dragon Valley. Mike Harter, who introduced this kind of sport in Germany, laughing, great. Men float in Dragon in the target flight to the Valley and land in target area. Flights and landings. Spectator looks through binoculars. Kite fliers through mountain forests. Aerial photographs of the flight. Trees, meadows and winding streets. Flight over mountains lying under Dragon.
D 315/6: kill bracket belt hang gliders. Start in running over a narrow Board and jump into the abyss. Sliding by hang glider over mountains and lakes. Taxes by shifting your weight. Spectators at the landing site look up. Spot landing after flight. Kite flying in the sky. Hang glider lands imAbseits.
01. for the development of children, playing is extremely important. Therefore, their toys should be educational. The heßt: it should stimulate the imagination, challenge your technical skill and must be also robust.
The Swabian engineer and inventor Arthur Fischer sought toys with these properties, as he wanted to give the children of his employees and business associates to Christmas 30 years ago. When he found none, he invented one: a nylon device, which can be connected to alien six pages with other stones. From this basis, he developed construction kits, which are today known around the world as a "Fishing technique".
Fischer works in the black forest are among the leading toy manufacturers in the Federal Republic today. Always new toys will be invented in the major research and Development Center. In cooperation with scientific institutions, the technical and pedagogical tests toys is subjected. Only when it is fully mature, it comes on the market. The schwübische tinkerer Fischer has also invented most of the machines for the production for this.
Real educational toys for all Al tersstrufen: according to this motto kits with simple building blocks, beginning and ending with sophisticated systems with solar - and computer technology are in the black forest.
02. a young man looking around in the strange city, which gave him an official: Ian McKeever from Liverpool, for half a year city artist from Nuremberg, the city of Albrecht Dürer, with the famous GNM. OHIM city artist a scholarship of Dürer society and a Nuremberg Fabrikantengibt young artists the opportunity to deal with the artistic tradition of Dürer city.
The 34-year-English has made a name as a landscape painter. Its templates are sketches and photos, he making out in the nature. His workplace is located on West Gate digging above the roofs of the old city. Apartment and Studio are provided the city artist, to do so he receives a monthly stipend of 2,000 marks. In his artistic work, he is free: he can paint and draw what he wants.
McKeever, who has exhibited in many European cities, is the second city artist from Nuremberg. Before him, a Polish artist exercised this Office, established in 1980 as the only German city Nuremberg. An independent jury selects the grantees. The next it is set: If McKeever leaves Nuremberg in the spring, a German painter will take over his duties.
03.-German summit in the GDR. The exchange of views between the East German leader Honecker and Chancellor Schmidt fell in a time that is characterized by a hardening in relations between East and West. The upgrade policy of the Soviet Union, its invasion of Afghanistan, the imposition of martial law in Poland: all this has allow to cool relations between the two German States. For more than a year, the GDR difficult visits by German citizens - against the will of the GDR, who wants Reiseerleichterunger. Statements by GDR (on reporter's question "what do, should be improved because in domestic relation?"): "The travel conditions, we might even come over."
"Travel conditions and the minimum exchange rate, which would have to down be put back." "Well, hopefully relations are again a bit better that we over there can travel even if we have also no relatives over there."
"That we sometimes can drive over, not only the pensioners and young people."
Since 1980, U.S. citizens traveling in the GDR must convert 25 marks per day in East German currency: a social hardship especially for pensioners. Therefore greatly decreased the traffic: a setback for the Federal Government's policy. Since the signature of the four powers agreement for Berlin, relations had improved gradually. This agreement and subsequent agreements between Bonn and Berlin opened possibilities of cooperation. Because the German ratio was and is dependent on the political climate.
Especially the economic and trade relations grew. Although each of the two States is in a different Coalition, they are looking for ways to a policy of good neighbourly relations. This includes that resources are mined in the frontier - like this coal camp - together.
Now, Polizeitketten kept the population from the contact with the Chancellor. In spite of many opposites Honecker and Schmidt agreed, that the Beiehungen between the two German States remain important for maintaining peace in Europe is. "If I summarize the Abdallah, I can say that better relations between the two German States are possible that we To want to make them both and they can mean a contribution at the same time and should mean for peace in Europe, possibly in addition."
04. the "Stormarn Tageblatt" - one of approximately 300 newspapers in the Federal Republic. A local newspaper, which has a total of 120 newspapers have yet a full editorial team. The editors take alone your hand from the first to the last page. You To write Foreign Affairs editorials, To give readers tips, or make a report about the visit of a Minister at the weekly market.
The information and freedom of the press is enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic. The journalists work freely, censorship is prohibited. The editors of the newspaper publisher's journalistic independence is guaranteed by law.
Newspapers and privately-owned businesses. Many leaves have been discontinued in recent years or taken over by competitors, because the money for modernization and rationalization they lacked, for the introduction of the modern light set procedure.
Antitrust law has largely stopped the expansion of press multinationals at the expense of medium-sized and small newspapers. So far good local newspapers such as the "Stormarn Tageblatt" have proved the strongest excess vitality. Ads are their biggest source of income. But the journalistic concept must agree. Local news are already on the first page. What is happening in their immediate surroundings the most interested readers. The local newspaper is the only current source of information in addition to radio and television for 90 percent of the readers.
05. in the 19th century this House was an office building a hotel, then many decades. Now, the "Hamburger Hof" has received a new function of modern urban planners promise a revival of forestlands city centres: as covered landing road, which protect the pedestrians from traffic noise, wind, and rain, and at the same time leaves him the illusion of strolling under the open sky. New houses, partly by converting old buildings the largest covered shopping paradise in the Federal Republic was created in recent years in the city of Hamburg.
Shopping, buy, relax: this basic concept is not new. Model is at the beginning of the 19th century the French "passage" and the Italian "Galleria". At that time, the wealthy bourgeoisie has created those glass-covered shopping arcades, which were imitated in many countries. Luxury goods, arts and crafts, selected specialized shops: it was the concept that wealthy buyers have been attracted from the outset. Anders was to make much profit because of the elaborate architecture and the expensive Grundstlicke. Today, it is the major insurance companies, which invest a portion of their assets in this profitable city bazaars. Only they have enough capital to endure financial hard times. Because hardly any of this new shopping streets makes equal profit. Many passers-by do not buy, you can use the passages as promenade and quiet zone.
06. satellite technology: year long a monopoly of the United States's technological leadership. Europe has caught up and now successfully competes with the United States, it has a large share of German aviation and aerospace company Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm. Together with European companies, which agreed a technological cooperation 10 years ago, designed and built MBB satellite for space research, communications and commercial use. These days, the MBB engineers fit the Himmelskorper "EXOSAT", an x-ray laboratory, which in the summer with the European rocket "Ariane" in geschossenwird and there for two years to explore the x-rays in space. Like his predecessors, also "EXOSAT" will take its power from solar cells.
in 1974, the Europeans showed flag at all: with the communications satellite "Symphony", a Franco German project. Four years the scientists and engineers of MBB had worked on this satellite. "Symphony", the Europeans broke the wide space news monopoly of the two super powers. Yet the Americans supplied the rocket.
The European rocket "Ariane" has encouraged the construction of satellites.
Foreign customer book not only rocket launches, but also satellite: a new market for Europe's export-dependent economy is emerging.
07. in the hang glider over the snow-covered mountains of Bavaria. Since Americans Mike Harker has popularised the hang gliding in Germany ten years ago, about 10,000 German citizens regularly fulfilled the dream of zero-gravity ogelflug.
The kite fliers in the air increase in winter and summer: alone, with friends or in sporting competitions, where target flight and landing is required.
Each kite fliers scared when a sound in the abyss. But then, after the first meters free floating, all fear is gone.
For three years, a parachute is prescribed for the German kite flyers. Since the number of fatal accidents declined in the year to 5-6. Risky it remains - flying in its most beautiful form.