01 Erich Honecker visited the Federal Republic of Germany red carpet is swept and rolled out on the Cologne-Bonn airport. Interflug rolls out machine with 2 DDR flags. German flags side by side. Honecker comes down stairs and is welcomed by Chancellor's Office Minister Schäuble. 7 white mice from the Mercedes car scow. Handshake Kohl Honecker before the Chancellor's Office. Ehrenformationen of the Bundeswehr.
Sw review: Potsdam Conference Truman - Stalin - Churchill 1945 color: map shows: separation of the Territories East of the Oder-Neisse. 4 occupation zones under an Allied Control Council. Berlin with 4 zones, managed by an Allied headquarters. 3 air corridors to Berlin for the Western allies.
SW: Molotov leaves Conference of Foreign Ministers in 1948, which should prepare peace treaty for Germany. Cold war Berlin blockade. Air bridge. Soviets leave the Allied Control Council. Soviet flag is obtained.
Color: Map Division of Germany. 7 9. 1949 Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany from the three Western zones.
SW: Raising the German flag on the Bundeshaus Bonn. Draft of the basic law.
Color: 7.9.1949 founding of the GDR map sw: barbed wire border. Refugees. The building of the wall 1961 color: death strip. Watchtower. Office visits and travel Affairs. Registration authority. Flow of visitors at the border crossings in Berlin. Passenger trains of helmstedt. Relatives greeting. Meet Honecker - Schmidt in 1981 at the Werbellinsee.
Honecker's visit 1987 signed 3 agreements: 1. cooperation in science and technology 2. improvements in environmental protection 3. cooperation in radiation protection receive. Close-up of Honecker at the toast. Riesenhuber, cabbage. Pan banquet in the Bonn Redoute. Speech, the cabbage o-ton: "war and violence may never be means of German politics. We respect the existing borders, but Division want to overcome communication and freedom towards more peaceful. "The German question remains open, but their solution is currently not on the agenda of world history - and: we will need always also the consent of our neighbors."
(158 m) 02 Passau: Passau total Youth Music Festival. Close-up of young singers. Dance on the market. Street trumpeter. Folk dances. Poster: Festive days which 1987 choir sings European youth. Danube bridge. Orchestra plays. Puppet plays the violin. Conductor and violinist. Choir.
(68 m) 03 Witzenhausen: University of applied sciences of international agriculture Witzenhausen transformer. Timber-frame houses. Agriculture students from Africa and South America come from home. Tropical garden of the University of applied sciences. Students in class. Faces of colored students, great. The course is tailored to the problems of developing countries. Tractor is made ready for use. Students on field of research with practical lessons.
(42 m) 04 Würzburg: 300. Johann Balthasar Neumann, architect of the Princes and bishops birthday portrait Johann Balthasar Neumann. The Würzburg residence with rooms painted by Tiepolo. Bridge, houses. The staircase built by Neumann by Castle Augustusburg in Brühl. Sculptures.
Bonn: The Holy stairs in the cross mountain church of Bonn. Commemorative plaque for the chapel of Würzburg Johann Balthasar Neumann.
(48 m) 05 Duhner race of leaking freighter before the Watts. Bathers on the beach. Horsemen on the beach. Bets stand. Start and race. The water splashing up. Viewers, partly in bath dress. Gallopers and trotting races. Winning horse receives laurel wreath.
(55 m) 06 US conductor Dennis Russell Davies in the Beethovenhalle Bonn. Stringed instruments. The new music director of the Orchestra of Beethovenhalle conducted when samples an American in Paris. The 3-year daughter Helen Davies conducts. Close up of woman Renate Davies, laughing. Orchestra plays.
01 Honecker's visit to Cologne-Bonn airport it was this time rolled out the red carpet for a special visit. The Staatsratsvorsitzende of East Germany, Erich Honecker, was expected. For the first time on an official occasion, who waved to the confuse similar flags of both German States side by side. This first visit by a head of State of the GDR in Bonn took international attention. When the German Chancellor welcomed his guest, both on the painful may have thought development in Germany after the war. How had it come to the Division of Germany?
At the Potsdam Conference, the three powers had decided in the summer of 1945, was to proceed as with Germany. After separation of the Territories East of the Oder and Neiße, where some 10 million Germans had their home and were expelled, the remaining territory was divided into four occupation zones and placed under an Allied Control Council. Berlin, surrounded by the Soviet zone, was divided in 4 sectors, got a four-power status and commandery was managed by an allies separately. The Western allies were three own air corridors as a free connection to the West. The Soviet Foreign Minister Molotow 1948 left the Conference of Foreign Ministers, which should prepare for a peace treaty with Germany. It came to the "cold war".
The Soviet Union tried to starve Berlin by the blockade of all land links. The city mußte_1 the air supplied by year long. The Soviets left the Allied Control Council for Germany and the headquarters for Berlin and ostentatiously caught up their flag in the West part of Berlin. So first broke the unity of the capital Berlin. The city was divided on 6 September 1948 in West and East Berlin. Political life in Germany developed separately in the shadow of the global cold war. Enstandt from the three Western zones on September 7. September 1949 the Federal Republic of Germany. Bonn became the provisional capital. A Parliamentary Council of democratically elected members of Parliament had drafted a Constitution, the basic law. In it, the unit established throughout Germany as a policy objective.
A month later, the Soviet zone became a State in Germany. East Germany, the German Democratic Republic, which selected East Berlin as the capital was founded on 7 October. The Soviet zone was sealed off from the outset by Germany's West. For many years, inhabitants of Eastern Germany bright flock in the free West, approximately 5 million fled even after the founding of the GDR, anyway!. They called it "a vote with their feet". Highlight of the closure was finally in 1961 the construction of the Berlin wall, with the East Berlin closed the last escape westwards for the inhabitants of East Germany. With the sight on refugees and the conditioning of a so-called "new border" with fences, death strips and automatic rifles, East Germany graduated from almost tightly.
Given this abnormal situation, the Federal Republic tried to reach since then at least relief for the affected people. This came initially for Berliners, citizens of the GDR in the retirement age and also for the younger DDR Amanda. 1987 already 3 million people from East Germany could take the longed journey in the West. In an effort to relax in the world, unofficial relations between the German leaders could not stay. Met, as former Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt with Erich Honecker to the remote Werbellinsee 6 years ago. There, the Honecker's visit was agreed.
The visit began a new chapter in relations between the two States of Germany. Regardless their essentially different political views they want to concentrate on what is feasible in the context of East West relations in General. Three new agreements could be signed in Bonn on the cooperation in. Science and technology, through improvements in environmental protection and on cooperation in radiation protection. A banquet was the crowning of the visit to Bonn in the Bonn Redoute. In his speech the Chancellor Helmut Kohl summed up unequivocally the fundamental question of East-West German relations: "war and violence may never be means of German politics. We respect the existing borders, but we want to overcome the Division towards peaceful understanding and freedom. "The German question remains open, but their solution is currently not on the agenda of world history - and: we will need always also the consent of our neighbors."
02. Music Festival of youth in the Bavarian city of Passau Passau is meeting place for a music-loving youth from all over the world every summer. The young man, who here plays a 'good trumpet"on the road, coming from San Francisco, others come from Poland and Hungary, Spain and Israel and many other countries around the world. Meet 2,000 interested laymen, passionate amateurs and professional musicians to the music, play and discuss.
In the "festive days of European youth", there was a happy together with game and dance despite different languages and lifestyles, and they talked and discussed about the youth of this world. The focus but is that full-sounding, true, sounding Esperanto, that everyone understands: the music! Year more the "festive days of European youth" to Europe, Festival of international youth exchange have developed year by year.
03. German Institute for tropical agriculture Witzenhausen is just a small town in Hesse, Germany, and yet, there's a touch of internationality in the Idyll of half-timbered houses. Because many agriculture students from Africa and South America are fellow citizens on time in Witzenhausen. Their study is the first, founded 90 years ago, school of tropical agriculture. For 30 years, the Institute is open to agricultural students from all over the world. One-third of all places are today occupied by students from the third world.
The study lasts 3 years. It is especially focused on the problems of agriculture in the tropical areas. Lecture Hall, greenhouse, field of research: these are the three main stations of the training. In this way, theory and practice are constantly linked. Because the goal is to educate students so that they can take a practical professional task immediately after her exam. The finished agricultural tractors and irrigation equipment, know the basics of the livestock, know all about growing conditions of tropical plants if they go back to their home countries as agricultural engineers.
04. Johann Balthasar Neumann Johann Balthasar Neumann. In Swiss francs, of the landscape on the main, it commemorates the 300th birth anniversary of this brilliant architect, particularly in Würzburg, Germany, where Johann Balthasar Neumann as the architect of the Prince Bishops created his known work, the Würzburg Residence Palace, which was recorded by UNESCO in the list of 112 most important buildings in the world with their interiors painted by Tiepolo.
Neumann was a universal genius of the Baroque. He built fortifications and churches as well as factories, roads or bridges. Like hardly another architect, he coined a whole landscape. The number of its buildings alone is hard to keep track of, not to mention the quality. He put sewers, built commercial buildings and hotels that used to date, but he designed and built also houses for everyone. In the Rhineland, he built venue of great receptions of the Federal Government on important State visits for his Lord, the Bishop, the staircase by Castle Augustusburg in Brühl, today. Also the Holy stairs in the Bonner cross mountain church is Neumann's factory, just one example of its many churches. Johann Balthasar Neumann died in 1753, 66 years old in Würzburg. A plaque in the chapel recalls the brilliant architect and artist.
05. Duhner wattage race where the large ships the Elbe leave lies at Cuxhaven, the seaside resort of Duhnen, popular with all holiday guests. Duhnen is the site of one of the most unusual horse races of the world of horse racing on the seabed! In the early morning, here are the waves of the sea on the beach rustled - 4 hours later the racehorses in starting position, which could be specified only on a nautical chart appear in the same place! Bets are made quickly battered tent. -After the start you notice that it is uncommon for horse racing, at least in an unusual place - splashing up water from pools and ponds, which left the sea. Apart from the clothing of the audience is anything like real racing.
40,000 visitors have been attracted to this time by the Duhner wattage race, the bookies put 90,000 mark, and 150 horses went to 9 Gallopers and trotting race at the start of the 1,400-metre oval that the organizer had staked in a hurry in the moist soil of Watts. The Duhner wattage race has tradition in Germany. It was held for the first time in 85 years ago. You must hurry with the award ceremony. Because quickly the tide composed again ready again and the sea in the tides of the Watts.