01 Hamburg: International Choir Festival singer, great. Boy sings, sings old woman, man sings. Men's choir with straw hats. Alster steamer pier at the Jungfernstieg. Singer on the Jungfernstieg. Various choirs, men, women, and children's choirs. Swing by Michel to children's choir. Listener eat ice cream on the stairs at Jungfernstieg. Long shot of the singer on the Alster.
(56 m) 02 EC research policy solar energy collecting roofs of Sonnenkraftwerkes on Pellworm. Sheep graze between the bodies. Model project of the EC will be put into operation. Spa guests clap. Kilowatt meter. Battery station. Heated swimming pool of the spa centre with solar energy. Cows graze on pasture. EC meeting. Arrival Kohl waving next to Mitterrand. Demonstrators must not die with transparent Europe. Conference. Kohl in addition to Genscher. Thatcher in the conversation. Cabbage, large. Meeting of the European Council in Stuttgart. Group picture in front of Castle.
(62 m) 03 Herrenchiemsee excursion steamer on Lake Chiemsee. Chapel on the Bank. View of Castle Herrenchiemsee. Fountains, water features, sculptures in the Park. Magnificent rooms of the castle with the flow of visitors. Golden figures. Gallery of the mirrors with a ceiling fresco.
Overloaded splendour construction of the 19th century (44 m) 04 die German forests?
Billows of smoke over industrial landscape. Traffic, sealing. Exhaust gas from exhaust. Dead trees of the forest. Bare branches, Brown needles, diseased branches. Researchers in finding the cause of forest death in the laboratory. Culture and microscopic images of the infested branches. Young people ride on car with dead branches. Environmental protection information stands. Speakers.
Transparent: Save our forests. Cyclists start to mass drive.
Poster: Day after day dying a piece of nature! Cycling through the forest.
(62 m) 05. Polaris - luxury liner of science the Polarstern, flagship of German research at the wharf. The ship as a floating laboratory with a helipad and ice-breaker equipment before exit in the polar ice with international teams of researchers. Engine room. Model of the vessel in the test channel of the shipbuilding Research Institute. Try forming in the ice. Bow of the ship as an icebreaker. Loading before the expedition. Groups of researchers with different jobs. Run the Polarstern.
(58 m) 06. The German sports badge drivers and riders at the start to the 20 km bike ride. Loosen the muscles on the sports field. Sportsmen and sportswomen mature age train for the sport badge. Shot putter, shot putter. Running, long jump, long distance running men. Cyclists on the track. Time will be taken on arrival at the destination. Certificate is issued.
(58 m) 07. windjammer Parade (see D 311 / 7) tall ships Parade into the Kiel fjord. Viewers in rain gear. The sailors in the shrouds. The German sailing ship Gorch Fock. The largest active ship in the world, called from the Soviet Union.
(44 m) 08-US plot: Philadelphia in a Krefeld onslaught by girl troop. Rodeo on a rotating Kunststier.
US folk festival to the memory of the emigrants before 300 years after the United States and the founding of Germantown, now Philadelphia. Model of the three-masted barque Concorde with the immigrants from Krefeld crossed the Atlantic. Pictures of the settlement. US Vice President George Busch speaks in memory of German-American friendship. Bush interview: "One-quarter of Americans are of German descent and contribute to the prosperity and freedom". As a listener, including Jochen Vogel, Helmut Kohl and wife, Karl Carstens. Helmut Kohl quote: "... from this, Mr President-in-Office of the Vice-President, intense rapport between Germans and Americans developed. "Were the United States, and I want to underline, still spiritual impulses go out today with great force." Historical procession of the emigrants. Folk dances. Confetti. US military band marches on. Parachute jumps.
01 International Choir Festival in Hamburg, Germany "who comes with holden notes, everywhere is the welcome", noted before 200 years the poet Goethe. 60,000 singers from Europe and overseas were welcome in Hamburg with its holden tones. As a participant of the German Choir Festival, they let their voices sound.
In the era of high fidelity and quadraphonic Sangesbrüder and sisters on the boulevards of a large European city take out rather nostalgic. But for her own singing is still the beglückendste kind of music-making.
Singing means understanding that was the motto of the Choir Festival. In fact, all the differences in language and dialect could disturb the harmony of the 60,000 do not in the slightest.
02. EC research policy solar energy - to human scale inexhaustible. Science and technology shall endeavour to use their abundant, economically. Europe's largest solar power plant on the North Sea Island of Pellworm is recently. It doesn't bother the agriculture: sheep can continue grazing the valuable grazing land.
The 300-kilowatt system is a result of European research policy, one of 15 pilot projects, with which the European Community wants to promote the development of solar energy technology.
What so very easy - compared to other technologies - more homespun looks to the delight of summer visitors, has quite far-reaching Persepktiven. Still, the high investment costs make expensive power from the Sun. But in the longer term he can provide energy on broader principles not only in Europe but especially in the Sun-rich and water-poor areas of the world.
Immediate beneficiaries of the solar system on Pellworm is the Spa Centre, the current of which comes from the Sun. What was built here with EC funding, is an example of joint action in Europe. If the European countries in the worldwide technical competition to keep pace and have more weight, they need to do their skills together. This applies to the research for the policy. The European idea must not die, request the citizens of the politicians, because in times of economic difficulty is the danger of a relapse in national egoisms.
German Prime Minister Helmut Kohl failed to progress on Europe's political merger in prospect at the end of its half-yearly EC Presidency, however.
Solar plant on Pellworm is a small component of the Pan-European concept to solve the questions of our future through science and research.
03. Herrenchiemsee removed an hour's drive from Munich - the Chiemsee. Because of its size, it is called the "Bavarian sea". An appropriate backdrop for a castle. On the island of Herrenchiemsee, of the 19th century was only towards the end. Century a magnificent construction, which should be a "Bavarian Versailles" according to King Ludwig II.. This is documented by the mentality of the owner, of trying to emulate a ruler who already last Baroque period, the French Sun King Louis XIV, in nostalgic crush.
Main room of the castle is the great Gallery of the mirrors with 24 stand chandeliers, 33, crystal chandeliers and rich ceiling frescoes.
Ludwig II of Bavaria wanted to glorify the absolute kingship and spent vast sums of money for construction and equipment of fantastic castles for this purpose. Here at Herrenchiemsee he spent whole 23 days. His contemporaries gait this waste only as character-onset mental illness. Today, the continued existence of this fairytale world is financially viable by the 600,000 tourists who come every year and be amazed.
04. dying German forests?
She certainly not anywhere - is the air that remains to us to breathe healthy. People noticing fumes from chimneys of industrial and residential buildings, as well as from the mufflers of the cars often too late. The forest is more sensitive. The dieback has assumed dramatic proportions in the Federal Republic of Germany, as in many other countries. More than half of all firs and up to 30 percent of the spruce trees are damaged in some areas.
Scientists, like here at the Botanical Institute of the University of Munich, feverishly seeking the causes of forest death. The relationships are complex, and the reasoning is numerous. It weighs over the thesis that air pollutants, primarily sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the main sources of evil are. Microscopic images show how healthy root parts are overgrown by cancerous ulcers.
Acid rain, dying forests, and the foreseeable catastrophic consequences for the ecological balance have become the focus of environmental protection from political parties and civil initiatives. It is "eleventh hour", said the Government and said to the exodus of the forest struggle with new rules on the prevention of air pollution. The measures concerning large combustion plants and internal combustion engines. You opinion of many conservationists, but are insufficient and must be supplemented and strengthened by international agreements.
The rescue of the forest is like a race against time in industrialized Europe, no country alone can win. Because the air - even if it is contaminated — knows no State boundaries.
05. "Polarstern" - luxury liner of the science on this ship book universities primarily its passages. The "Polarstern" - flagship of the German research fleet, designed for use in the polar ice. Floating laboratory, base of operations for helicopter and ice breaker in one. The 20,000 horsepower engines seem rather modest. The real secret of the "Polarstern" has been studied in a ship-building Research Institute. The optimal shape of the vessel was found in numerous experiments. As with many icebreakers, the engines were crippled by broken ice, was the test target to push the side off the ice. The slightly concave curved bow is regarded as special highlight the "Polarstern". Inside twice more, he eats 6 meter thick ice barriers through 5 -. If the ship still runs down. can free rock's 20 tons of water - between baking and starboard callers made pumped - again.
Final preparations for an expedition to the northern edge of the pack ice. Oceanographers, biologists and geologists from 7 European countries, the United States and Canada are involved in.
The British research group has acquired seismographic measurements on the seabed. Deep-sea currents are the work of French people on board in the Arctic Ocean. And by German scientists to study atmospheric influences on the extent of pack ice sound signal measurements prepared.
As a "Luxury liner of science" or succinctly as "Dream ship" Polarstern makes headlines. The researchers on board see sobriety. Hard work is waiting for you.
06. the German sports badge like at the start of the tour de France that not just came out. And yet, an equally exciting race is imminent from the point of view of the participants. The 20 kilometers, which they must struggle, belong to the performance requirements of the German sports badge. Depending on age and whether male or female, the norm is between 45 to 85 minutes. Truly not the world record. But here the whole family can do with.
A little train - this could be everyone for themselves. But the sports badge helps the ambition somewhat on the jumps. So, shed Manager in addition to workers their sweat pensioners in addition to schoolchildren, and control each other, so that is not cheating.
This competition for amateur athletes, which in Germany each year around 700,000 citizens Travis include athletics, swimming, cycling or cross-country skiing.
Despite deed is obviously looser than in professional sports. For this, still no doping case is known when the sports badge.
The cyclists are still on the move. Rapid intermediate sprints have worn down some and torn apart the box. The German sports badge is 70 years old now, but still younger than the oldest participants. For the promotion of grassroots sport an important facility. And it's fun.
07. windjammer parade many thousands of people can not keep off by rain from a rare spectacle: when the tall ships parade, the standing places are scarce land. You meet regularly - large and small sailors of all categories and from all over the world. But a little wind is already necessary to allow also the stars among the sailors - the tall ships - the sailing of the masts and yards.
Again and again a special focus in the Armada: the German sailing ship "Gorch Fock". To this day swear experienced sailors on a training on the descendants of the old military glider of those still at the beginning of our century drove 3,500 in the farthest corners of the world under sail.
"Just is", it is said on these ships; Therefore, the moral categories on Board include Selbstdiziplin, team spirit and tolerance.
Seefahrerromatik? Oh, Yes, the sailors of the windjammer, but just say, if we even have time to think about it - and that is rare.