01 fast Maglev Transrapid magnetic train glides on concrete stilts in trial run. Control room. Data is transmitted on the screens. The railway in the waiting room. Train without wheels with magnetic drive. The single-rail system on concrete pillars. Magnetic motors apply below the rail a few millimeters to raise vehicle. Ride the monorail. Panoramic view from the train. Cow meadow large. Driver cab. Displays speed 330 km/h. The test train on the line.
(55 m) 02 Schwetzingen aerial view of Schwetzingen Castle and Castle Gardens. Tourists. Water games.
Little girl tagging along behind pigeons. Asparagus in the ground. The asparagus farmers in asparagus fields. Asparagus is washed and cut, sold on the market, served in restaurant. Walk in the palace garden with mosque.
(56 m) 03. The economic situation in the Federal Republic Stuttgart - pedestrian zone. Pedestrians with shopping bags. Displays in shops. Booking travel agency. Refueling at gas station. Gasoline prices display. Buyer in supermarket with cheese and fruit setting. Cashier at checkout. Bosch - Stuttgart. Working space. Construction of power tools. Workers meets his wife at work. Food be stored in car. The family in the evening. 2 children are sitting at table. Woman knits.
(46 m) 04 red sand - Bremerhaven Lighthouse lighthouse keeper a. D. Gerhard Ostermann goes on to ship. Fog at bridge. Radar screens of the vessel turn. Passing on buoys. Roter sand lighthouse. Lightkeeper rise tower. Panoramic view over the sea. The keeper's early images from the past of the Tower room. Beacon of the tower is now automatically burning gas. Souvenirs with image of the Tower on beer Stein. Large lighthouse keeper. Rust on the tower.
(59 m) 05. German stamp stamp Museum of the post goes Stagecoach. Stamps in the postage stamp Museum. Brands of German statelet of Baden and Bavaria. The Helgoland letter from a time in the Heligoland was still British. Plate workshop of the Bundesdruckerei Berlin. Men in the manufacture of postage stamps. Stamp sheets.
Postage stamps of 1949 marks 1959 Bach and Beethoven. Art and music. As a partner of the free world with Adenauer's Germany. Olympic brand. Brands with heads of the German Federal President.
06. German castles: Burghausen, Bavaria Tower reflected in the water. The longest Castle in Europe. Castle House above the city. Medieval castle wall building. Chapel, altar and Christian paintings. View from the castle on the Austrian Alps and the city. Pretty houses with coats of arms and Guild characters. Tourists. Burghausen total.
(44 m) 07. Hamburg: Hanseatic League Marathon exercises before the start. Mass start. Runner in mass image filling. Viewers on the edge of the road. Disabled people travelling in wheelchairs. Runners on the track. Refreshments will be served. The Alster. Audience clapping. Firefighter sprays refreshment for the runners with beam. Runners approach the target. Front, outsider Karel Lismont runs Belgium, prior to the Favorites Shanhanga, Tanzania. At the destination, waits for Olympic champion Emil Zatopek, big and slaps.
Winner Karel Lismont runs in two hours and 12 minutes by the target. Shahanga is 2nd champion of women is Magda Illands, Belgium, in 2 hours and 35 minutes. Exhausted faces of the great runners.
(64 m) 08 Dortmund: American week stroll Melanie sings as a Cowgirl. Lasso Schwinger show their skills on the road. Square Dance on the street. Audience clapping. The foreign Institute discusses issues such as dollar and trade restrictions. Old steam roller moves. Brass the Philarmonic Orchestra plays at event.
01 fast Maglev Transrapid dairy cows in Northern Germany watch carefully when the magnetic train Transrapid about Greenfield going their rounds.
Technical data flow Meanwhile over the radio in the control room. Here, we always know where on the 18-kilometre test track the train is.
Only in the maintenance hangar is clear, what is unusual, so revolutionaries on Transrapid: this train has no wheels. Instead, she of magnets is worn and moved. One of the greatest inventions of mankind, the wheel had its day? The alternative is here anyway.
Since 1971 to work in Germany on the magnetic levitation technology. Experiments with air cushion technology were due to Unweltgefährdung and broken up in to high energy demand. Transrapid, however, visitors from all over the world - from the research group to the school - now proves that you can ride comfortably, safely and quickly without wheels. The monorail needed a completely new one rail system on concrete stilts. This is because to can magnet motors underneath the rail must apply, lift the vehicle a few millimeters. Despite low usage of electrical energy speeds come up to 330 km/h maglev train slides without friction on the rail?
Twice as fast as the car, half as fast as the plane – this is the goal of magnetic railway engineers.
02. Schwetzingen Schwetzingen in southern Germany from a bird's-eye view. From up here, you can see particularly well as the famous Castle and the even more famous Castle Gardens dominate the cityscape. The elector of the Palatinate, as the building was constructed in the 18th century his holiday residence, had chosen the space wisely: the summer here is particularly long and beautiful.
Today, tourists from all over the world would appreciate what was formerly reserved for the nobility. The asparagus, called by experts "Queen of vegetables", is a Schwetzingen specialty waiting that the gourmet in wide district every year with new impatience. In the warm, damp climate and in the sandy soil of the upper Rhine plain it thrives particularly well. Main harvest time is in June.
It must be after the harvest early in the morning quickly with washing and cutting, because asparagus tastes only when he comes fresh on the table. The motto of the chefs and gourmet is therefore: morning razor, eaten in the evening.
Correct Schwetzingen asparagus must be 20 cm long and 2 cm thick. The connoisseur enjoys the vegetables as a main dish, meat is at best supplement.
And after dinner in the castle garden. There is the visitor what he hardly expects: a mosque, built in an idiosyncratic blend of Western and Oriental style. The elector wanted to put up a monument to tolerance between religions 200 years ago.
03. Economic policy against inflation Reger operating in Stuttgart's pedestrian area. Here you - can buy a undisturbed as in many German cities - from car traffic. And the Germans to buy again, after years of recession and Bessimismus the Konjunktüraufschwung among consumers has arrived. In the travel agency you feel it clearly: the customers buchem more vacations than ever and no longer look at every penny.
It may be that some of the money that now represents the Germans consume more available, is saved with the gasoline.
But more and more permanent the austerity policy of the German Government against inflation at work. Inflation reduces the standard of living and is therefore antisocial. The reduction of inflation to almost zero reached in a short time is an economic and social success. At checkout, you realize it: the prices are stable, it remains money.
A work of by Bosch in Stuttgart, Germany. Only modern workplaces in the good companies are sure only here, workers earn good money - like werner Moldenbrey, building more recently as a skilled worker power tools.
After work, he meets his wife, who bought up large for the weekend--a good wage and stable monetary value shall ensure that the young family can contribute. In Germany, wage increases are really improvements in living standards of broad layers - and not only compensate for decline in value of money now.
An average 4.5 percent more wage - this is the record for 1986.
04. red sand Gerhard Ostermann lighthouse on the way to his past. It is a melancholic mist day in Bremerhaven on the German North Sea coast.
Radar backed up goes the way of the vessel over to modern. Daymark to a monument in the heart of the sea: Roter sand lighthouse.
For 25 years Gerhard Ostermann here was lighthouse keeper, 17 kilometres from the Mainland located upstream of the mouth of the Weser. Earlier, he says, he dreams he dreamed in the loneliness of six weeks between Hinmel and water of life on land - today from the tower.
The red sand Lighthouse is over 100 years old. As he was put into service in 1885, a pioneering Act was accomplished: for the first time built a building on the high seas, on rocky ground, but in the loose sand.
Today, the beacon that has so long treasured Gerhard Ostermann automatically with gas on fire. In the last century, it was petroleum, then current, who came out of a weak generator.
With such souvenirs is advertised today for the restoration of the turns, which shows traces of the 100th fight of the Lake gradually. Especially the rust threatened the old iron construction.
05. Amsrikanische week in Dortmund unfamiliar sounds in Dortmund, the largest industrial city in the Ruhr area. The German amateur singer Melanie has dressed as a Cowgirl. Dortmund and his guests celebrate one American week - mostly open-air artists and members of clubs show that what they find particularly beautiful in America.
Square dance has found many friends already in Germany.
But the program of the week of America determine not only show and fun. The Dortmund International Institute bilateral discussion of problem, like for example the amarikanischeuropäischen economic relations or the rate of the dollar. Topics that can be even debatable even among friends.
The old steam roller is a museum piece, that symbolizes not dealing with each other.
The concerts of the "Philharmonic Brass Orchestra" find a large and enthusiastic audience – like many artists from the United States, which are also overwhelmed, how many friends America has in a normal German city.
06. German castles: Burghausen up there is the longest Castle in Europe: Burghausen in Bavaria. You erstrockt itself over more than a kilometer on a ridge above the city.
On foot it is a whole day if you would like to visit the huge building from the middle ages.
From the castle is the views of the Austrian Alps and soon 1,000 year-old city, which lies deep in the Valley of the River Salzach. You can see the ornate townhouses, that Burghausen was wealthy. Especially the salt trade and the flow of Schiffahrt earned good money in the middle ages.
Burghausen not least lives of the many tourists who want to see the longest Castle in Europe.
07. Hanseatic Marathon in Hamburg sports, says the President of the international of Olympic Committee, is the big social phenomenon of the 20th century. Here in Hamburg, you can see what that means.
We are at the Hanse-Marathon, an event of superlatives in the largest German port city. The run course leads the Olympic Marathon measure on concrete and asphalt, also for disabled sportier, through Hamburg - 42.195 kilometers long.
The runners are never alone: 500,000 spectators lined the streets, which have become the sports arena for 8.290 runners almost joden ages and sexes from 40 Nations.
The Fire Department is also - to the refreshment of active halfway.
Just before the goal. The victory of an outsider is underway: Karel Lismont from Belgium has overtaken the favourite Shahanga from Tanzania.
Olympic champion Emil Zatopek is waiting at the finish.
37jährige Belgian made it - winner in 2 hours and 12 minutes. Shahanga is 2 Nunmer 1 women is Magda Illands from Belgium, which takes 2 hours and 35 minutes for the marathon distance.
Again, all want to be next year.