01 inner German border the inner German border along the river Elbe. Elbe ferry creates. People wave. GDR citizens visiting the Federal Republic. From Dresden train station.
Actuality Trabbi snakes East Germans rolling westward. Crossing points. Family reunion. GDR frontier Büstedt. Border crossing. Büstedt welcomes all neighbors. People go across border. GDR border town Oebisfelde.
Mrs o dance on the street. East German visitors in Lübeck. Boxed will be distributed.
(120 m) 02. ship construction the fastest ship in the world of Corsair on the sea. Ride the catamaran experimental hovercraft. Cockpit of the ferry. Volcano shipyard. Shipyard workers. Ship construction. Design Office with computer screen. High-tech production. Streamlined hulls are being developed. Marine propeller. Launching the Olau Britannia.
(59 m) 03 helpers local German development service hospital in Kibuye in Rwanda. Young African woman, great. Patients wait. Sick is carried on stretcher. German doctor Hans Jürgen trims in health business with ruandesischen colleagues. Crowded 饺子馆 waiting room. Investigation. Dr. trims at the wheel of his car when driving through terrain to the medical outpost. Vaccination. Dr. the staff about the use of antibiotics teaches trims. Operation.
(71 m) 04 Weiberfastnacht in Cologne women dance on the street. The Carnival Prince opened the street carnival. Female clown masks. Marie Luise Nikuta, Carnival singer, sings. Sisters - real or false? Swaying. Carousel in front of Cologne Cathedral. Schunkellieder beat and pop. Kehraus on Ash Wednesday. Broom sweeps up debris on the road.
(66 m) 05. Hamburg: HSV - 1 FC Cologne 0-2 HSV boys with footballs run around the lawn of the people's Park Stadium. Spectators wave flags. Game scenes. Cologne before the HSV gate. Uncovering Defender Greiner shoots 1-0 in the 22nd minute. Goalkeeper Golz stretches in vain. ZL repeat gate camera. HSV counter. Defense parades Golz. 2. Halftime: Cologne player in the Hamburg penalty area. ZL denied by the post. Shot on goal 2:0 for Cologne. Jubilation. Game scenes. Advertisement: Shell with M 2000 - Meltaler source - sharp - Nova - Holsten.
01 inner German border the inner German border along the river Elbe.
For decades, all bridges were broken off. But native November 9, 1989, when the Berlin wall was opened and the DDR Relsefreihelt had to At last give your citizens, also the inner German border has more and more outlets. now ferries bring together again the people, which had to be apart so long.
The GDR citizens, whose tireless RUF At last forced the Government in East Berlin after Freihelt, the borders to open, now come to visit to the Federal Republic. For example 1000 Dresden citizens in a special train to Hamburg. Almost three decades of relatives, friends and compatriots separated, may she now At last frel relsen. On the faces of joy and Fassungslosigkelt. "I'm glad that I can be here."
"Still not comprehensible, overwhelming! You realize for the first time, what you, man was cheated out of what."
"I must first Digest, that has been an absurdity for us so - utopia, that it so easily goes over night, thats so - quietly I must first digest it."
"Are you for the first time...?"
'Yes. And enjoy the first in peace. And I guess In hindsight, if I go back home, then starts to click."
Even now almost a familiar image weeks ago unthinkable: endless lines of cars rolling westward. Families in transition places wait for hours until they can At last close relatives from Rostock or Schwerin in the arms.
The border that divides Germany, durchschneldet brutally and arbitrarily centuries-old villages.
Shortly before dawn in two lower Saxon town; also here, the East German authorities under pressure from their populations need to establish a new border crossing. Even the nightly hour could hold thousands not to experience this moment.
In the GDR, the population now forced a reform process which provides the opportunity to overcome the Division of Europe and Germany peacefully.
For the people who suffered so long under the unnatural border, are unforgettable days of joy, of encounter, of the happy reunion. In this DDR frontier town, in which we were allowed for the first time with the camera, we meet a woman, who was born here: "I am so happy that everything has gone so peacefully across the stage, and that we are here now, before the Town Hall in Oebisfelde, that I thought at all in my life not possible."
Finally, the people from the GDR can visit once the Federal Republic, At last, they can travel freely after almost thirty years.
"Very fine, as if it's the most normal thing Around the world you can see themselves again here. We To want go after even, on the border, to time to look at the thing from the other side, times At last from the other side also can take pictures of Oebisfelde.
And a wave of sympathy and solidarity strikes against the millions who visit first mainly on the weekends of the Federal Republic. One example of many: Families in Lübeck have decided spontaneously to give the interested East Germans, who again must go home and stand there for hours in traffic jams, some boxed.
Decades of separation Germans could by over here and over there not break apart. Her constant encounter to hang to the normal everyday life belong.
02. ship construction the fastest ship in the world, the "Corsair". A Hamburg shipyard has built and designed this future catfish end test ship. The result: an air cushion catamaran that combines tremendous speed with stable driving characteristics. A look at the control bridge of the prototype, which now cockpit helßt, shows how in the flying, that a new age of seafaring has begun. The "Corsair" is pioneering a new generation of ferries that will transport up to five hundred passengers with rapid speed. The futuristic ship exemplifies the innovative strength of the German shipbuilding industry has finished economic decline of in recent years. To find the global shipyard crisis to this performance, but also painful structural adjustments had to be made. Many small shipyards were forced to abandon, jobs have been axed. For the northern coastal countries an enormous social problem.
But despite the crisis the German shipyards have made substantial investments in new technologies even in those difficult years, which are now paying off. Modern ships are high-tech products. This is evident already in the planning. In the design office, computer screens are entered in the place of sign boards. With their help, it can develop the streamlined hull shape as well as more efficient propellers. The advantage: Saves fuel.
The Federal Republic of Germany is a world leader in the construction of economic, safe, and highly automated ships. While the shipyards on the North coast of it aligned itself to build sophisticated special ships, such as container ships, ferries and tankers. Proof of success, such as the order situation. Batch runs, before a few years rare exception, are back on the agenda.
03. helper spot he knows him can be helped. Two days he was on the road before he reached the hospital in Kibuye in Rwanda.
Here is a German medical doctor; for four years he supported his ruandesischen colleagues. Rwanda needs doctors.
Dr. Borders has interrupted his medical career in the Federal Republic of Germany for an indefinite period and followed the call of the German development service to Africa.
He previously knew how urgently needed his help: malaria is again on the rise, diarrhea widely used infant mortality and many diseases that are harmless if there were enough doctors, who treated her. all knew Hans-Jürgen trims, but he had suspected nle that he here, 7,000 miles away from his home, would learn what is team spirit and human solidarity. Once in a week, he makes the arduous path to the medical entry Panel: drawings, the population is convinced of the sense of an Impfaktion: a campaign that has prevailed in African colleagues trims: for him it is nothing special, as a German to be under the ruandesischen Ministry of health; He and many other Germans, who work somewhere in the world, To want help, where the host country wants, that will help him.
In the landscape of the "eternal spring" as Rwanda calls himself, the German physician taught staff about the Elnsatz of antibiotics; a broadcast from the Federal Republic is expected.
The team is played well together in the operating room. A look, a touch, it sees itself. "This is it" - says Hans-Jürgen trims - "what I will think back, if long Africa behind me."
04. Weiberfastnacht in Cologne Carnival in Köin am Rhein - there are Cologne head, the "crazy", as the fools popularly are called.
Mardi - in kölscher dialect "Wiverfastelovend" means each of the hot phase of the Cologne Carnival, the Thursday before the last.
Kölle alaaf - Cologne three cheers. With this rallying cry on Weiberfastnacht the street carnival is opened punctually at eleven o'clock.
According to ancient custom, the Weiberfastnacht in KöIn is above all a day of female revellers. Once in a year To want they say, men are secondary. And then nothing more, except for singing and Schunkein Of course. The Cologne Carnival is at least as sacred as the DOM, the Wahrzelchen of Cologne.
True or false venerable sisters - who knows?
Marie Luise Nikuta, a popular Carnival singer known In the Rhineland. Of course, that also at the "Wiver" sing these days set the tone. Karnevalslieder in kölscher dialect have a centuries-old tradition in the Rhineland. One learns they already in the school and she sings in the pub or even for family celebrations – certainly not just in the Carnival.
Not without a trace passes the trend of the times but also to this ancient Cologne wise: increasingly complement beat and pop rhythms dance and Schunkellieder.
This does not diminish the joy of Carnival revellers, as you can see. But more so as the Kehraus, The end of the Carnival on Ash Wednesday. For one year the Cologne must wait until it is At last again: Kölle alaaf!
05. football: HSV - 1 FC Cologne, hundreds of young kickers dribbein to the turf of the Hamburger people's Park Stadium. Prelude to the Bundesliga HSV against the 1st FC KöIn. 55,000 spectators To want help win their team against the favored KöIner.
Despite the magnificent backdrop of the HSV fans guests from Cologne To give in but we Right away the clay in red -.
Cologne Defender Greiner is uncovering the shot in the 22nd minute: 0:1 for the Rhinelander. The replay shows that the Hamburg goalkeeper Richard Golz from the shot from a narrow angle was surprised.
But the HSV is not and tried, through counter to the success. There are Cologne, which keep the book in your hand, and Richard Golz has many opportunities to make up for his mistake.
After the break in the 55th minute: The Hamburg penalty area there is a tumultuous scene: the post must come twice to help the defense of HSV, currently weakest link of in the rebuilding team,. Then it is still 0-2. The HSV is beaten.
The only consolation for the Hanseatic League: they have lost against the currently strongest team of the Bundesliga. The win brought the standings 1 FC Cologne. The battle for the Championship is more exciting than ever this season.