01 Ruhpolding: plays the Bavarian Chapel women's Curling Championships. Poster of the competitions. Man represents curling on the ice. Ladies at the curling. Clapping in hits. Judges note. Medals. Award ceremony. Medals are hung around. Bavaria Chapel plays Germany song. Advertising: Coca Cola - Jägermeister - furniture store spur Ruhpolding (48 m) 02.-8 may - 40 years surrender Berlin victory column, Brandenburg Gate. Panoramic view over the wall. Slogans and graffiti on the wall. Kids go along. Visitors see pedestal over the wall. Look through the Brandenburg Gate.
Review of black and white: battle for Berlin. Artillery fire, fires, destroyed Reichstag.
Color: Back on Reichstag with writing the German people. "Photo montages and reproductions ask exhibition in the Reichstag of the German history". Rubble women, total collapse, misery.
Review of black and white: refugees, debris.
Color: Daimler Benz - star of Mercedes plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Automobile production. Start Lufthansa Airbus. Engine building for the European rocket Ariane, Spacelab space laboratory for US - space shuttle.
Review of black and white: European Community 1957 brother Kiss Adenauer-de Gaulle - de Gaulle visited the Federal Republic of color: Mitterrand and Kohl Memorial in Verdun before wreaths together the dead of two world wars and are hand in hand. Soldiers present the rifle. Accession to the United Nations. Flags of the two German States are hoisted. Genscher speaks before the United Nations.
Color: Teenager asks / actuality: "... Were mainly governed by that they have enacted the Marshall plan with us? political motivations for the United States"
Young people, big faces. Teacher answer o-ton: "... that the Marshall plan offers enormous economic benefits for the United States itself."
Computer programmers write. Welder. Workers. An apprentice to the files. Bundestag session. Public gallery.
(159 m) 03. Bremen: Reinhild Hoffmann and the Bremer Tanztheater Reinhild Hoffmann at work with dancing couple with whip. Study of modern dance of expression. Choreography to Maria Callas.
(73 m) 04 portrait Bamberg city image, total, in the background of the Bamberg Cathedral. Statue of St. Kunigund, patron saint of the city. Pedestrian. 2 nuns go side by side. Tight angular old town. The Cathedral. People in front of the portal of the Cathedral. The late-Gothic construction with the Bamberger Reiter and sculptures indoors. The old royal household with timber-frame houses from the 15th century. The old town hall on a bridge built.
Medieval wall paintings. Women with baby carriages go side by side, shot from behind. The meeting hall with views to the river and the fishermen's houses. Fishing for drying and setting forth their networks. Old small houses on the river bank. A cosy evening in the delights. Landlady tap beer from the barrel. Guests at the beer and food. City image. (see D 197/4, your own text)
(48 m) 05. Lohof - a town and her Club women's volleyball game ZL. Village sign Unterschleißheim frazione Lohof district of Munich. Modern buildings. Town Hall. Burgher House. Girls of volleyball boarding out of the House. Munich day trippers arrive on station and watch volleyball game. Coach. Audience clapping. Promotional sport + mode Trevira.
(54 m) 06 US story - US Recreation Center in Bavaria American family goes through whitewater Canyon in the Bavarian Alps. Whitewater canoeists. American Recreation Center in the Bavarian mountains. Swimming pool. Bathing in hot spring water. Railway. United States ski school. GI of in ski lift. Mountain hut with Americans and Germans. Downhill ski wagging.
01 European Championships in the women's curling the Bavaria, the southernmost tribe of the Germans, like touch, what they want: under the hand everything to the folklore gets them. Even a Championship.
At the Championships in women's curling, Bayern were however insist on leniency. This ice game is ancient and urbayrisch. Down-to-Earth Bayern can still do not understand that there are people outside their mountain world for liking it and understand the complicated rules of the game. The curling is doing sportmäßig moves in 14 States. Understandable, if now Bayern want to carry the curling Olympic discipline.
For points, that much is clear. And who has the most, which is winning. But only insiders can fully appreciate what is really happening on the ice floor.
Curling-women from 6 Nations participated in Ruhpolding. But just only this. Who was looking for the winner, needed to look at only the conductor: his blessed, applied to the inside look spoke volumes.
The Bavarians have the world to guest. However, on the podium they prefer to stay among themselves.
02. "may 8 - 40Jahre after that" for many tourists to Berlin, he is part of its sightseeing program: the Blicküber the wall of the GDR, the other German State, has sealed itself against the West. The most lasting result of the 2nd World War is that the Germans in two States must live for them. Among the visitors to the wall are few who still remember this war, who went to Europe in this city 40 years ago at the end.
At the beginning of may of 1945, the old imperial capital was occupied by Soviet troops. Hardly a stone remained on the other, as in most large cities in Germany. The destroyed Reichstag seemed like a symbol of the fall of the German Empire.
The Reichstag was rebuilt. He has lost its function as the seat of a German Parliament until further notice. Here, today, no history is made, but issued.
Among the visitors of the exhibition "Questions on German history" can be regularly found school classes from all parts of the Federal Republic. Young people are literally the end of the war and the new beginning in Germany history, because they were not yet born.
Life in the early post-war years certain hunger and misery. More than half of all homes in Germany was destroyed. Many millions of people were living below the existence minimum and it doubted that Germany could ever get on their feet.
The economic and political resurgence of in Germany is already history for the young. Great company, economically devastated on the ground, started from scratch and worked out in the following decades to the top of the world. One example of many is the automotive industry. German cars set the standard for high-quality industrial products worldwide.
Other sectors of the economy started practically from scratch. So, only 10 years after the war was allowed to aviation in back of the Federal Republic. Today, the German aviation industry builds the Airbus purchase even American Airlines along with European partners. German companies produce engines for the European rocket "Ariane" and make the space laboratory "Space-Lab" for the US space.
The newly-founded Federal Republic of Germany has been an engine of the political unification of Europe. in 1957, she was founding member of the European Community, over 250 million Europeans belong to.
With French President de Gaulle, the first Federal Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer sealed the reconciliation between the long-feuding Nations. Since then, a particularly close relationship linking France and the Federal Republic. A few months ago, President Mitterrand and Chancellor Kohl at Verdun remembered together the dead of both world wars.
With the accession to the United Nations in 1973, the Federal Republic underlined its readiness to assume obligations towards the international community. It represents a clear position in the East-West relationship. The Federal Republic is firmly anchored in the Western Alliance, has committed itself but to the East to the renunciation of violence, and occurs for a relaxation.
Critical demands, coupled with healthy self-confidence, characterizes the attitude of the young generation of today. She deal with recent German history fresher as the older ones. Own future chances are what primarily moves them.
Although the world economic recession has taken the Federal Republic. But it is better finished than other States, even when the unemployment for German conditions is unusually high and some young people to a training place or a job must fear. But nothing in the Basic setting of German citizens changed economic and social problems. The overwhelming majority is convinced that she lives in a liberal and social rule of law fulfilled its obligations internally and externally, as best he can.
03. Reinhild Hoffmann and the Bremer Tanztheater Reinhild Hoffmann at work: concentrated, gently and relentlessly.
The Bremer Tanztheater is their workshop, and young dancers from home and abroad are their material. Reinhild Hoffmann gave new impetus to the modern expressive dance, which knows no set steps other than the classical dance and in the traditional "german dance" called world, Is this a question that repeatedly makes her dancers: "How I Express it with my body?" Nothing left to chance. Every step, every gesture is jointly prepared and then set up in the detail.
Theatre-goers are reflected in the choreography. If he has taken place, Reinhild Hoffmann confronts him with people in difficult situations. In her new piece she Maria retraces Callas, the last great opera diva, a cult figure who long dominated the international art trade and then broke him.
A collage of Callas notes, Hoffmann pictures, designed as a psycho-drama. Reinhild Hoffmann varied also in this piece of their basic theme: to depict human possibilities with danced dreams and nightmares.
04. City Portrait Bamberg old town festival in Bamberg, a tourist attraction. Once per year the inhabitants perform medieval holiday customs. Always include the jousting on the river Regnitz: anyone who claims its place as the last on the ancient fishing boat, may call itself King for a day.
Bishops, Kings and emperors have shaped this perhaps most beautiful old town. The Bamberg Cathedral is a Gothic preciousness. The "last judgment" above the main door, but the figures in the wall with their sly faces embody a piece of European cultural history. Bamberg is doing a lot to preserve its historic city centre before the expiration.
About 1500 are listed buildings in Bamberg, eroded most of the ravages of time, but in substance largely get: a mirror image of all construction periods. Also Europe's preservationist rate them as overall architecture works of historical importance.
The citizens feel at home in their more than 1000 years old town. But to get them far exceeds their financial capacity. Like other ancient cities in Europe, is also Bamberg on pan-European assistance.
05. a city and her Club: Lohhof and his volleyball girls who in the training not same usage as shown in the game, flies relentlessly from the team. Volleyball girls Lohhof put each other under pressure: they want to the top of the world and have this goal already dense in mind. As the best German Club team, they make the national team at the same time and already reached the sixth place at the last Olympic Games.
Lohhof, a modern satellite city on the outskirts of Munich, has contributed significantly to the success. Should revive the artificial city attractions make endearing for its inhabitants - an opportunity for the ambitious volleyball girls of Lohhof. Wealthy companies bought together Topplayers from the whole Federal Republic, funded volleyball boarding school, and provide training courses for the talented young. The statement went on. Lohhof was the German volleyball stronghold and a sporty excursion destination for Munich in a few years. They come to thousands at the weekend with the suburban railway to experience world-class volleyball live.
Lohhof top patrons for the calculated rise to the world's elite chose's women, and with male players, it does not even tried out for success coach nag has an explanation:, he says "get"Women"faster over the performance threshold. Men block more."
06. US Recreation Center a winter trip in the whitewater canyons in the Bavarian Alps. Pristine, wild nature, which captures the Wanderer - a holiday paradise, many Americans to have discovered. There are mostly soldiers in civilian clothes. Members of the U.S. armed forces, making here with her family vacation from the army: active holidays that should mobilize new forces.
In the Bavarian mountains, the army rested in 1945 of the 2nd World War. When squatters were friends, Americans remained there and founded their "U.S. Army forces Recreation Center", which – as you can see - is under the special protection of Bavaria.
Many soldiers here experience their annual holiday with the family, because even for children, leisure and entertainment offer is tempting. The "Recreation Center" operates 15 comfortable hotels that offer everything you need for rest. The U.S. Center has become an important factor of the Bavarian tourism industry with 2700 beds and annual 650000 nights.
Winter vacations first of all mean skiing holiday in the Alps. The US Army has its own ski school, which helps the beginners on the boards here. The Bavarian Alps with its many ski slopes and cross-country ski runs are the classic German winter sports area.
Ski instructors are all hard and unrelenting. The exhausted beginners aimed again at the gemützlichen mountain hut. There meet Americans and Germans in good company and share tips about the best ski wax and the fastest downhill run.
This sports and recreation centre in the Alps is the only institution of this kind, which maintains the U.S. Army in Europe. And it is popular: when the Americans themselves, but also for the NATO allies. Many of which here the first time, a hanging down are pop, come back next year.