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tv   Check-in - Cologne A vibrant cathedral city  Deutsche Welle  October 18, 2017 1:30pm-2:01pm CEST

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many congress and their problems are always the same core to social inequality a lack of the freedom of the press and corruption we can afford to stay silent when it comes to the fans of the humans and see them why do fools who had desire to put their trust in us. my name is jenny harrison i work a day w. .
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today i'm in cologne famous for its cathedral orion bever and of course for its carnival celebrations with over one million residents it's the biggest city in the state of north rhine-westphalia. rower has said that there are people who think of cologne as too loud too cheerful and too wild and then there are those who love exactly that about the city today i want to get to know the famous cologne way of life that either puts visitors off or fascinates them monthly what it does for me. we visit one of the city's traditional brewery definitely one for everybody else to do list. our weekly email takes us on
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a trip to world heritage sites around the globe. and we check in with globe trotters steve hamish as he travels around patagonia. is much more than just a city landmark it symbolized the city like nothing else it can be seen from miles away and lets the locals know even when they're still on the freeway coming home. by the way it even number. but it's a magnet for tourists to the cathedral isn't just colognes most visited site it holds the record in all of germany six million visitors every year they are on to something. the cathedral
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is a mountain of stone weighing one hundred sixty thousand tons it's more than seven hundred years old that's almost how long it took to build it. this has been a unesco world heritage site since one thousand nine hundred sixty. three to the treasury and places that are otherwise to visitors the only disadvantage the tours are sold out months in advance. but it's also nice just to sit inside the cathedral and let. this huge space work its magic on you.
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you can also go to the top of the tower. was the nicest rooftop terrace in cologne and good weather you can see all the way to bond the former west german capital you can also see just how narrow the city streets are. and when you're walking around you notice how relaxed everyone is crowded and loud but the locals take it in their stride and to protect their chilled out reputation they came up with their very own constitution a list of famous will be quotes to remind people of the cologne way of life. in the name of you know what the cologne constitutionis is carsick cologne constitution. i
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don't know not once own hard graft. i tell you always works out i could use. so i said mummy you know what will be will be it's good to. head the minute that french maid as it always works out what will be will be my comics and you and i change it so that's how i'd put it and that is that's not what is going on i was to go another important saying is everyone's different here. not at such all kinds of stick to speak that exam important i say it's the most important of colognes well it's still what makes life good is to live and let live has. so far it seems like the average person from cologne has it's really laid back with. our very own sense of humor and a great passion for music cologne as a singing city and not just around carnival time.
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was. mass karaoke concerts are a big hit in cologne cutting hookah cinema are in especially high demand. and current in including some things easy on here all i have to say is let's link comes and it takes two seconds more is my ion elsewhere in north rhine-westphalia it takes quite a bit longer and have. now i want to try something with you to always works perfectly hearing. was ok. with. me.
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cologne is a great city for singing and making music any time of the year the concerts are always sold out in no time at all. just get into it it's fun. whether you speak german english or kurdish the cologne dialect anyone can join in . was. the group experience is a cross between karaoke and choir. was. just. sometimes it's great fun and relaxing. but it's ok that's cologne i've never seen it anywhere else. so if you want to experience colognes happy go lucky spirit
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first hand go to a sing along concert it's guaranteed to spread a little joy was. a. cologne and its corner shops a love story there are more than one thousand around town. but this one on to listen to us is called kun kiosk and it's famous all around town for its groundbreaking concept here you can get anything your heart desires from beacon snacks. to the best coffee in the city but close corner shops are much more than just a place to get an emergency packet cigarettes their meeting point for the entire neighborhood. when the family. our loved ones know just what you want
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if you've been here three times the fourth time they know how that you want cappuccino with my actos free milk organic milk or whatever they don't know with and have it waiting for you that's really great when you go somewhere often and. i will order out cause you have these allow. for your cigarettes or newspaper you chat a bit and you get to know each other and that's what's really so nice when can i was there should they i knew decides she really runs her kiosk with you love. you have everything you need here. if you want to talk if you have a problem and not help from someone you can find it all here. in this yes indeed. and luckily that includes. all sorts of sweets for the people of cologne their corner shops are it's like an extended living room and do have to admit i could very easily get used to this. when there's no great day in cologne and.
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yet to. be. well every city is quirky and it's own way and i think my colleague and travel expert would agree with me on that he comes across all kind of weird and wonderful that. morning vo he didn't very much to cross over to kind of the new messiah today i'm going to see to believe that there o'higgins glacier. it seems you made it through the end of the kind of tourist. the old begins lake is shared by chile and argentina and has a surface area of one thousand and thirteen square kilometers it's the deepest lake in the americas with a maximum depth of eight hundred thirty six meters near o'higgins glacier. the
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glacier is located in the bernardo o'higgins national park and is one of the biggest in the southern patagonian ice field. so what do you do when you are in the glacier with the whiskey with glacier eyes. good morning from kandahar you might see a which we already left behind underway to the part of control before we creek or we cross the border. for like about almost every day twenty to two kilometers. yes . and the first sixty kilometers we will walk without our luggage have at the last for. we have to take it ourselves because we thought there were of course orders but i guess they're all they have to do. so we're going to carry twenty euros each of stuff for about five days. after hiking for about sixteen kilometers maybe
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actual border where she live. and he's urging to. go for it to go to argentina. for carter just gave us the bags he drove them up as far as he could this instant overseas we have to carry them there are still there through him and then steve's been really lovely and taken some of the weight from my dad's five kilometers is going to be a long way with all the folks. this is a real challenge people doing well so far it had spread. when you do it. if you like three backpacks and really bad thank you steve. after spending a night at the southern shore we hitchhiked the remaining thirty seven kilometers
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to elcho ten nowadays it's argentina's trekking capital and one of the most beautiful hiking areas in patagonia. we'll be in touch from there next time. choosing where to live in cologne is also choosing a lifestyle hipsters are drawn to the borough of islam felt full of lovely little shops cafes and galleries. away. but even felt it was a working class neighborhood and it's still very much visible old meets new around here and that makes it one of the most interesting boroughs in all of poland. every neighborhood has its very own brewery at least one and the people will serve as freshly bold colors are often local institutions in their own right so much so
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that i've heard it's advisable to find out a little more about them and their jobs before cluelessly stumbling into one of these traditional breweries are at that. here we go. these men aren't to be trifled with the waiters known as compass who served in the brewery pubs. going to moloch good idea the top waiter in an ordinary restaurant is far from being a good purpose. we don't just pour wine we have to be lively be quick witted always have a snappy comeback the city should be so that's important. for the fish just. for the covers being blunt is part of the job so don't be offended. probably three proud words for to share with the lady i don't need it all yourself. that's about those that black stuff cola honey. you know it. well there is no this isn't an ice cream parlor don't like it you're supposed to drink it you'll get
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a warm up. being a compass is a business they work on commission buying beer from the barrel of a coin for every coach. then they earn it back by selling it to the customers that's why you don't order beer here you just tell them when you've had enough. fun next month and a matter on your glass means you don't want any more on the sickens me. who i'm dome is germany's second largest brewery for some eighty waiters for more than thirty countries worked here. doesn't just serve kurdish it serves cologne lifestyle and tradition which ironically is why seventy percent of the customers are tourists almost all ya got australians canadians lots of americans grasses and chinese and many russians yeah that's also a good thing because russians are good customers they eat well and tip well you
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know. these waiters need to be in good shape on an average saturday they serve around fifteen thousand cup. summer's. round about midnight the tapster empties the last barrel then the waiters working day comes to an end and that's three hundred sixty four days a year the breweries only night off his christmas eve. people say the rhine brought culture to cologne and they are absolutely right the river has brought goods and people to the city ever since it was founded now it is one hundred and eighty nationalities live side by side in cologne and i'm going to meet a woman who is at home in this multicultural atmosphere mediumship bobby is from brazil quite has lived in cologne for over twenty five years and she's gone all out to fit in to her adopted hometown.
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where that. many am plays an active role in cologne's carnival at the emmys it's all at the show presented by immigrants for all the people who live in cologne any problems with multiculturalism are simply left off i want to talk to maryam about how tolerant her hometown really is. good. because it easier for the mourners here than elsewhere in germany is coming more from ana how i can only speak from my own experience i find cologne and credibly open city twenty five years ago i met a colombian who told me miriam cologne is an island in germany i didn't understand at the time but now i do as they i do think people are welcomed more quickly here.
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i'm called the kind of people from cologne consider themselves very tolerant and how does that manifest itself. in everyday life. this is an issue that's a difficult question what is tolerance is it enough to say hi nice to see you does it mean that you take someone home and care for them is a bozo i think the people in cologne are more tolerant than elsewhere but they could be even more so. often that they have in their best on new year's eve two thousand and fifteen there were a great number of reported sexual assaults against women here in cologne most of the perpetrators were said to be immigrants did that change colognes attitude. and i was and i'm going about it's rapidly or yes i see a difference i'm afraid to go out at night like in rio where i grew up. i was always checking over my shoulder when i went out on. him i think that most people
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in cologne a foreign descent have their roots in italy poland or turkey and have been either born here or lived in germany for a long time because of the refugee crisis there are more and more people from syria afghanistan and iraq coming to the country are they also welcome with open arms or is there a culture clash. and then again. is this nice it's not easy if you've been forced to come here that's a completely different story i came because i wanted to get people who are forced to who are torn from their homes their friends and family for into for me but i think it takes them longer. integration is hard and the situation is tough and it's something that will take years and generations to achieve so on and think this. doesn't so clearly so what's and me me. i mean if there are two kinds of to me
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one would want to ams those are immigrants the other with one m. people like you for instance who are from germany but. not cologne and how does an immediate i'm a real cologne or is that even possible. that there are no rules it's really just a feeling i can't describe it any other way the food is coming. for growth and you embody it like no other things are meeting you today was a guy pleasure. another interesting thing about cologne building sites often transformed into archaeological excavation if you dig you'll find remains of the middle ages roman times recently construction workers came across the ruins of a synagogue cologne is over two thousand years old and built on layers of history.
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cologne would actually be the perfect place for our viewers from argentina she the history buff and as with a great unesco world heritage sites all over the planet and on her last trip she took a video for us and are. known . to most of. the.
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to use. a cruise ship. that's so well known could not exist. you said it's too. good. it's going. to try. to meet you.
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it's good to see you. we want to know your favorite place to go on vacation send us your video so you can upload them at d.f.w. dot com slash travel. there's no way around it if you want to understand cologne you need to party with the locals maybe that's because of the huge number of cafes and bars in town there are over three thousand three hundred more than anywhere else in germany up crawls parties festivals and cologne you'll never find yourself short of a reason to go wild. but sometimes alone like this right the more romantic know
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every july the local swarm to the shores of the rhine river to watch to and at least to and friends the fireworks display. when night falls hundreds of thousands of people flock to the banks and bridges on the rhine. and cologne bands such as the black food make sure the mood is perfect. a low. blow and then at ten pm on the dot it starts the be. fireworks are shot into the skies from two ships on the rhine. and for half an hour
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the banks of the river are ablaze in color. thank. god. for. china. oh wow ok. well that's it time to draw some conclusions cologne is a very welcoming thirty the locals make it easy for visitors to feel at home which is something not every city can say of itself the place is amazing and the people even more so so stay put cologne definitely back.
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