01 new high-speed ICE trains roll ICE - Hall. A trip to Hamburg central station. Cockpit. Ice on high-speed rail line. Passengers in the dining room. Compartments. Video programs in the 1st class. Instruments in the cockpit. Driving record. Conference room with Board telephone, fax and computer.
(57 m) 02 withdrawal of Soviet troops of the new Länder closed Soviet military barracks in Hall barracks gate. Gate opens. Lenin bust before barracks. Soviet soldiers during preparations for the withdrawal. Soviet soldier to the homeward journey interview (translation): "of course it's good that I return to the USSR, especially since my service anyway comes to an end. Home is home. "An old saying: to visit, is good, but it is better to be at home."
Review of black and white: Berlin 1953 Soviet tanks during the Suppression of the uprising of June 17. Soviet tanks at Checkpoint Charlie Berlin 1961 shut off the eastern part of the city. The tanks of the major powers face off. Soviet tanks roll on board ships. Curb chain, large. Loading. Lieutenant-Colonel Loss original sound: "This Union of the German people was achieved to the large extent, thanks to the policies of the new thinking - and the new policy in the world."
November 1990: Gorbachev and Kohl signed contract. Symbolic exchange fountain pen.
Empty Armory in Hall's barracks. Soldiers ironing her clothes. Packing of plates. Empty cleared kitchen.
(77 m) 03 South Germany near Munich: solar hydrogen research program Sun in the sky. Large solar cell absorbs sun rays. The energy is used to produce hydrogen as an energy carrier (= electrolysis water is split into hydrogen and oxygen). Pilot plant, in which hydrogen is produced in solar. In fuel cells, it comes to heat and power generation. Computer calculate the efficiency of the performance. Motorists, illuminated city.
(51 m) 04. The Sorbs-boat-ride in the Spreewald forest. Small houses on the shore. Woman in Spreewald dress in Kahn. Map of Lausitz in Eastern Germany. Town of Bautzen, Centre of the region. Lessons in school in Sorbian and German. Dance on the village square in Lusatia. Print a Sorbian newspaper. Writer Jurij Brezan actuality: "the literature, the unwritten and written, told the story of the people in stories."
Road sign in german and Sorbian - old post alley - Stara postawa rolas. The parish priest of Ratibor interview: "I think that this is a gem, which contributes to the jewellery of Europe, and it would be bad if he lost--we need to find the unity in diversity."
Sorbs in traditional costumes and festive decorations for the Church. Sorbian journalist interview: "The Sorbs have a skull like granite, but a soft heart."
(65 m) 05. "country under" on Sylt Sylt air intake. Windsurfers on the sea. Cure concert in Westerland. Thatched Frisian houses. House flooded in a storm. Waves in the storm hit on the Westerland beach promenade. Holiday home will be washed away. Cafe on the beach in 1956 and today. Promenade and terrace have disappeared into the sea. Sylt map shows the lost land at the southern tip. Pipes are laid. Suction dredger sucks, which is then distributed to the beach of Sylt. Children with inflatable bathing. Aircraft over the island.
(80 m) 06. Hanover: football Germany - Belgium 1:0 viewers image filling with German flags. In the 3rd minute, Lothar Marthäus scores a goal with a clever shot. Rudi Völler shoots up. OLA wave of viewers. Rudi Völler dribbles the ball ZL. Goalkeeper Ian at Defense Parade ZL. Foul on German players. Belgium before the German goal. Klinsmann alone in front of the Belgian goal. Goalkeeper keeps. Hand goal by Rudi Völler is not recognised. Audience waving German flags. Advertisement: Panasonic, Hohes C, Atari.
01. the new ICE 0'36 leisurely roll out its depot - but appearances are deceiving: this futuristic space plane will initiate a new era of travel in the Federal Republic.
0'48 with them will go a period to an end, was still somewhat nostalgic contemplative in the ride. The speech is the new high speed trains for the Bundesbahn. Your name: Inter-city Express. The aerodynamic shape and a 13,000 HP-power plant give the ICE a cruising speed of 250 kilometers per hour. Specially built high-speed lines allow this high tempo.
1' the ice from Hamburg, who travels to Stuttgart, is now almost 2 hours earlier at the destination be 15. -Quick and in a versatile service: so the transition to facilitate passengers from road to rail.
1'30 the onboard video program is available only in the 1st class. 1'40 in the cockpit: advanced technology for security and speed, about a diagnostic system that checks all the important functions while driving or a guidance system that gives precise information on the track front of him the driver.
l ' 57 of meaningful service for urgent business people. The fastest Conference Room of in Germany has a perfect system of modern office communication. Who retrieve his connections or his arrival announce on-board computer and phone make it possible.
2'20 a mobile society needs fast and environmentally friendly means of transport. The new ICE will help that the distances in the United Europe will be shorter.
02. withdrawal of Soviet troops 2'34 46 years was this goal for Western visitors locked, not today: we are guests in a Soviet barracks. The scene: Hall, largest city in the Federal State Saxony-Anhalt. Although located in Germany, it is a visit to an alien world. -Emstem overlooking the Lenin cast in bronze track driving. What is the order of the day in the past weeks: getting ready to leave. The images currently similar in all States of the defunct Warsaw Pact. Nearly 400,000 Soviet troops were stationed on the territory of the former GDR. -Whether he is happy about his imminent journey home, we asked Sergej Sildjinkow from Kiev: "of course it's good that I return to the USSR, especially since my service anyway comes to an end. "Home is home to an old saying: to visit his is good, but at home it is better."
3'31 looks back: Berlin 1953, Soviet tanks violently suppress the uprising on 17 June.
3'41 or 1961: Soviet military shuts off at Checkpoint Charlie the eastern part of the city. The major powers face threatening. The cold war at its height. 3'55 as have changed the pictures: today, Soviet tanks in the cargo holds of cargo ships and roll home. The withdrawal is to be completed by Ende_1994. A huge organisational task: more than 20,000 tanks and military vehicles, as well as 2.5 million tons of ammunition must be loaded. -The Soviet troops in East Germany is a result of the German reunification. To Lieutenant Colonel Loss: "This Union of the German people to the large extent, thanks to the policies of the new thinking - and the new policy in the world ever - came."
4'36 symbolically in November 1990 the fountain pen replaced. The almost empty Armory of the Soviet army in Hall is an indication of the new policy of detente in the Centre of Europe.
Meanwhile, the iron in the crew accommodation is barely cold: everybody wants to be prepared at home for the reunion.
4'58 also in the dining room there is a spirit of optimism. We are looking for the cooking but in vain. A look in the kitchen says: here was already completely disarmed. -Well then: safe journey home.
03. research programme solar hydrogen 5'18 almost inexhaustible and environmentally friendly: the Sun, an ideal energy source. In southern Germany, where the radiation approximately reached the European average, a consortium of companies has installed an approximately 3,000-square-meter Sotarzellenfeld. A future project, which employs researchers, industry and the State alike. The energy derived from the Sun is used here, near Munich, to produce hydrogen as an energy carrier, the easiest of all chemical elements.
5'54 electrolysis is the chemical process of water into oxygen and hydrogen is split.
6'06 in this unique pilot plant produced the energy source hydrogen solar and tried all steps of a future hydrogen economy. 6'18 in two fuel cells come finally to the electricity and heat generation.
6'25 with this pilot plant created ideal research conditions. The computer documents and calculates the efficiency of electrical performance preparation.
6'43 the solar-generated hydrogen is very expensive – however, the operators in South Germany hope to make it an affordable source of energy in the next century: for example driving a car, heating or generating electricity in periods of peak demand.
04. the Sorbs 7'04-boat-ride in the Spreewald forest. Nearly 300 small and kldeinste side arms of the Spree river give this landscape a very peculiar charm. But not only this fairytale-like Idyll brings us here.
7'16 in the East of Germany, in the Lausitz, lives - with German passport and German electoral law - an own people: the Sorbs.
we continue the cultural centre of the region 7 to Bautzen, want in a Sorbian School look around us. 7'37 is a large part of the teaching in Sorbian instead. The children learn to speak German fluently, but also, and to write.
7'48 in a village in Lusatia: a taste of traditional folklore.
7'59 press of the "Serbske Nowiny". As Sorbian newspaper represents primarily the interests of this smallest Slavic people.
Another 60,000 residents of Lusatia today profess their Sorbian peculiarities. One of them is the writer Jurij Brezan: "the literature, the unwritten and written, told the story of the people in stories."
8'27 in the Catholic villages of Upper Lusatia in particular continues the Sorbian consciousness. But that is still up to date today - in Europe 2000 - the maintenance of cultural identity? To the parish priest of Radibor: "I think that this is a gem, which contributes to the jewellery of Europe and it would be bad if he lost--we need to find the unity in diversity."
the Sorbs living here for more than 1,000 years - 8 together with the Germans. The costumes and the festive decorations are handed down from generation to generation.
9'04 every nation - so they say - has its quirks. Certainly the Sorbs. Only that, we wanted to know of a Sorbian journalists: 9'12 "the Sorbs have a skull like granite, but a soft heart!"
05. "country under" on Sylt 9'20 Sylt - the northernmost and most visited island in the Federal Republic. A paradise for surfers and sun worshippers. -9'34 the tranquility of island invites to tranquil walks; picturesque thatched Frisian houses. You'd think an idyllic island. 9'44 but there is yet another image of Sylt: the same House; recorded by an amateur filmmaker: it shows the island in the fight against sudden tidal waves.
10'03 the Westerland beach promenade. Where Spa concerts take place when the sun shines, "Bare Hans" conducted at Hurricane gusts, as the North Sea on the coast is also called.
The last moments of a holiday home. The next moment a victim of the floods.
before reduce 10 all on the West Coast storm and waves the island.
A cafe on the beach in 1956 and today: Promenade and terrace have disappeared into the sea.
10'45 in the 13th century the Schleswig-Holstein's North Sea coast was still quite different. The cross-hatched lines show how much has swallowed the ocean within a few decades from the southern tip of Sylt. Some one and a half metres lost this way each year. This land grab of nature is to be stopped with a new method. What sounds simple, is technically difficult: to rinse sand from the ocean floor to the beach. 11'12 some nautical miles from Sylt away, is one of the largest suction dredgers in the world.
11'21 of the approximately fourteen-meter-deep seabed sand in the cargo holds is during. Then be hoisted the two suction nozzles out of the water and the ship takes course on the transfer station.
11'38 a flexible floating line transported the sand to the beach, where he is finally distributed.
11'46 es is an expensive undertaking and must be renewed every year, because the sea is repeated back always its sand. But it is the so far only effective way for the island of Sylt in the future to remain a holiday paradise.
06. football match: Germany - Belgium 12'08 the German fans after Hanover came to ' 92 to motivate the football World Cup on the way to the Championship. The national coach had spent the currency to make the opposing Belgians - red shirts - not in the game. - And after three minutes succeeds Lothar Matthäus, number 10, a refined shot into the goal on the Rudi Völler puts another one on it security.
12'39 Völler separates into his 75th international appearance only reluctantly by the round leather. But the Belgians have strongly tapered their team; they can be not so easy to pin down in their half of the game, because they know: they must get at least a point in Hanover, to preserve the last remaining of chances of their European Championship.
13'05 acting encounter in the sold-out Niedersachsenstadion temporarily balanced, but the game reached no special quality. The demands on the world champions are too high; too many of the top German players are posted.
13'25 second half. The Belgian press. A dangerous situation for goalkeeper Illgner. 13'37 in return, alone against Belgium: the playing Milan Jürgen Klinsmann. 13'49 the German storm caught in the Belgian defense. The pressure is missing, that is enough of a goal. 14'03 also brazen handball goal by Rudi Völler can tear the 56,000 from the seats. It remains 1-0 for Germany.