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tv   Check-in - From Freiburg to Strasbourg  Deutsche Welle  April 21, 2018 8:02am-8:31am CEST

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british are going to. get your link to news from africa and the world. your link to it simply your stories of discussions continue and will come to you did you suffering program tonight from born in germany from the news of these eat our website d w it comes much africa to join us on three split t.w. africa. this is a very special edition of czech and twenty five years ago the maastricht treaty
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went into effect founding the european union to commemorate that occasion i'm going to be hopping back and forth between germany and france while spending time in freiburg and strasbourg i hope to discover a few things about the two nations idiosyncrasies and similarities. my journey begins in freiburg in germany southwest this region has been greatly influenced by the french it was even under french rule for a time in the seventeenth century son king louis the fourteenth had a fortress built on this hill called the shots back there's not much left of the fortification today but it's where it climbing up to the side to get an overview of the city. one of the many advantages of the european union is that it's in our borders have long ago seized to constitute an obstacle for travellers. and citizens i'm all the more excited to find out what awaits me on my
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border hopping route how much of france well i find in cyber and how much of germany over in strasburg. in addition will pay a visit to germany's biggest theme park i hope. this week's email takes us to county tipperary in central ireland. and we'll also show you around a unesco world heritage site while just capital valetta. one absolute must see and freiburg is the famous minster a gothic masterpiece this cathedral was built between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries and here's a fun fact when seeking other employment architects and laborers had to prove they worked on the cathedral
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a clever way was devised to do that they just have to say where to find the devil hiding on the cathedrals main entrance. and if you'd like to hobnob with the local crowd you should pop by the market on the cathedral square here you'll find stand selling products from all around the region and that includes france. and. notice. that. the show. down here in germany south spring always brings a little earlier than elsewhere in the country and that's not only great for visitors but also farmers who find ideal conditions for growing all sorts of crops here the mild climate for example favors cultivate the. of asparagus things and all
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delicacy popular on both sides of the border and since french cuisine has a slightly better rep than its german counterpart will introduce you to asparagus seas and alsace. when the spring sun has warmed the earth sufficiently the atmosphere turns best of in some parts of a sauce on a sunday in early may fans of a slim pale vegetable flock to the town to get their share of the freshly harvested delicacy. this is one of the major asparagus growing regions in alsace. it's a veritable best the vegetable tastes best twenty can as soon as possible after it's plucked from the ground i don't linger upon large tents have been set up on the menu fresh asparagus served with pam and a choice of two sauces. in the spring season
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asparagus is also on the menu of all the top restaurants in alsace. you know we combine asparagus fish and mushrooms. in albany and we fry the asparagus in butter until it's tender and brown people. and that's how it served in this way include senior restaurant and going to soften one of the region's finest establishments. here food preparation presentation and service are top notch. and after a delicious meal you can stroll through the gardens of chateau de kock time. sometimes the chateau zone or even shows visitors around the grounds which are among the region's most beautiful. chateau is located west of strasbourg and is steeped in european history it's garden is modeled on english parks. the chateau
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owner's grandfather was a german diplomat. at some point my grandfather gave up his career as a diplomat as well as his german nationality and then settled here for good and. it took a social skill with this he devoted his life into his paw fortune to god. that's why it reads to own a dog above the entrance gate. back in freiburg i'm continuing my search for french influences right next to the cathedral square there's this sunken region at home saying it's primarily in a language school but every now and then the center hosts exhibitions to this one titled water women introduces twenty three women from all around europe who have
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a special relationship with water and any of its many forms. since two thousand and two the center's director has been my. clumsy d.m.s.o. do you think that people here in freiburg have a special interest in french culture due to the proximity to france is unclear to a good. yeah sure for myself yes i hope so. on the french holidays everyone comes to try board. the common island off by boat it's like a french invasion on zero five is also clear. because i'm coughing and they come to shop and stroll around the city. and it's the same the other way around the french can tell when there's a holiday in germany because then german stream into france. and if i may stick with the cliches germans had to france to visit restaurants and go shopping that's
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typical or very recently established a regular franco german get together this is it's incredible more and more people are attending people from many different backgrounds and of different ages it's a wonderful mixture of the hot soon fish nobu for want for the delight of ben director of the center for fifteen years you how is interest and the center develop hasn't grown already decreased do germans want to know more about their neighbors or less you have to have that changed over the years. the sis and us need to change to this certainly less french seems to be spoken it's paul less fluently at least this one was that ok you just have to accept that. france is no longer what the germans call the oh nice you. we live in an era of globalization and we all learn our mother tongue and everyone second language is basically
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english but ideally you should learn a third language that's on the story international here. do you have a very ritzy bought our place here in freiburg we're in the heart of the city is there something close by that we could look at together can we have a new square and a big one between the universe. on the university library when you get to the square of the old synagogue i think it's really lovely and. let's go check it out yes let's go to. this where was renovated in twenty seventeen and now provides a generous public space on the spot where the old synagogue stood until it was destroyed by the nazis and nine hundred thirty eight. here next for the tour that was a lot of fun this was my pleasure and it will definitely be back by she did.
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a big motivation behind the foundation of the european union where the painful experiences of warfare in the region and in order to keep the memory alive of what happens if diplomacy fails all along the border there are places that remind us of the atrocities and victims of war. before going to visit. memorial these students delved into world war one history. this morning my dad told me that my great great grandfather on my mother's side of the family the german side died here in the war. and my father's great great uncle was possibly group that killed my great great grandfather. so it's possible someone from the french side of my family someone from the german side i mean. french president
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a man when i'm german president frank barges steinmeyer demonstrated the close ties between the two nations when they're the war memorial in nov twenty seventh team. it was here that thirty thousand young german and french soldiers lost their lives in a bloody war of attrition now one hundred years later students from fribourg and get villa in our sas symbolically held hands and then talk to the two presidents. after the first world war a lot of disgruntled germans sympathized with the monthly party and now election results in germany and france demonstrate a similar sense of dissatisfaction with the heads of state explained that this new nationalism has emerged out of a fear of globalization and a lack of trust in politics but they urge the students to fight for a strong united europe and for democracy. the stairs to my office i agree with mr
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shine miles that the younger generation should become involved i think that's the best way to go. it's also important to remember events of the past and to learn from them and that is the purpose of the. memorial site one of the first joint franco german war memorials. the battles for control of hotlines by the cops symbolize the senselessness of war the monument a museum there to remind us of that because of dark chapters like this it is the judy of germany and france to build a shed future. that's true for the whole continent and it is also the central idea behind the european union. northwest of freiburg still in germany you'll find the kaiser stored in a low mountain range of volcanic origin in the region is one of the warmest in germany and best known for its wine perfect excuse for tasting but it's not just
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your taste buds that are in for a treat along the operand you'll also find some amazing architecture like at the avril vineyards which carry on century old traditions and modern facilities. so special about wine from the kaiser comes to us it can you tell it's from here by the smell. of the car just really thought. the kaiser stool is an active volcano on and that's why we have a very interesting soil formations of this we have plenty of this but underneath that there is very dark decomposed volcanic soil. thank you but it's really crucial for us our best wines grow well in that dark soil and we think you can taste it in our wine with the mineralogy though which is typical of the kinds of stew of
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burgundy to be she'll be hard pressed to find a wine like that anywhere else in germany and pushed on to. sounds great. picking up on honey yeah i think a trace of honey exactly. what else does the experts now. for me. is enough even for well i can detect a note of honeydew melon it does have a rather fruity taste. there are some slight traces of the mill from the wooden barrel forth with bow. you're sure of that. and when you take a sip you get a. michaelmas that's good taste completely different than his mouth and exactly where the flavor of local fruit slowly reveals itself if it be on the taste of right babbles right pears combined with a really nice men around that he or you know it. it was and there could be other that flavor stays in your mouth for a very long time and wind up. ims you
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must try this it's delicious. leave. if all of this is a bit too peaceful and quiet for your liking do not fret the upper rhine region of course has a lot more to offer than vineyards and nature if you're looking for a little thrill to spice up your trip look no further than oil pockets with over one hundred rides and more than five million yearly visitors it's one of the world's most popular amusement parks and my colleague elizabeth went to check it out for you. baskets and we're just about to take off on a little nervous but i'm sure i'll be back soon. says stop the mighty blue fire roller coaster this ride goes from zero to one hundred kilometers
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now in just two point five seconds. the high nice of course is the loop to do what an adrenaline rush. is tops of us involved. i'm a bit shaken up but it's really fun ok it's profitable. there more than a hundred different attractions including thirteen bruddah coasters and new features are being added all the time. like the dome of dreams a three hundred sixty degree multimedia cinema. there's a good reason for calling this place europa park. russia.
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iceland and many other european countries are represented here. each country has its own special attractions. in spain for instance this it is can enjoy a stunt show. and the highlight is the boat ride on the europa park lake. the quiet moment to ask other visitors what they like best about the park. is walking in the park it's seeing all these beautiful the course well the counter is the representing the office and i really like it here of the blue fire is sensational it's really fast. your best park i know. my visit here is just about over and i'm now at the super splash atlantica this attraction is really popular in
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the summertime because chances are you'll get an impromptu shower or bush will help you cool off. a few months as you can see i got really west but that's perfect in this weather but so i'm going to sit down in the sun to dry off goodbye from are over. by now i've crossed the border from germany to france i'm in strasbourg alsace is regional capital has a long history the celts were here as well as the romans the huns and the franconian and the middle ages strasbourg was part of the holy roman empire of german nations and strasbourg cathedral does bear a striking resemblance to the one in fiber gk no wonder they will build around.
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same time where are you from atlanta georgia the united states future. this is completely different what do you what do you like about it love the age the history so charming beautiful. what's your impression of the city it's the first ten like me or. i do i mean we can be piece of turf and i will be here to tell you that of those we love europe of that we're always trying to get over here from argentina when we have time you get done when you move the frequency but it was. another tourist hot spot is the p.t. false quarter with its have to invert houses strasburg's old town has been declared a world cultural heritage site by unesco that's also the case with the so-called new town where you find monuments from the times of the german empire in the nineteenth century. many of our viewers from across
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the globe travel around europe and come back home with some amazing footage of their trips one of them is david maloney he didn't go too far he's saving his native ireland and paid a visit to the county of tipperary in the heart of the emerald isle. thanks.
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i know no and welcome to go parliament for european parliament the city of strasburg is the official seat of the european parliament. over one since we are right here below this ray of light. in madison there's always this wow factor when you step inside even those of us who've worked here for years never get over it and where does the interpreter send some down in the interpreters sit down there in newsgroups we currently have twenty four official languages to see visitors have a right to understand what members of parliament are saying according to its way here in the plenary hall there is room for seven hundred forty eight m e p's and
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six hundred fifty visitors. we enter tour on the roof overlooking france and germany. home that's over then you can see the black forest of their of the vulture mountains though the hardest to see and that is the cathedral. every year the evenings to cities as the european capitals of culture with the aim to and i quote highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in europe this year the baton was handed to little garden in the netherlands as well as by lets out on the island of malta and that's where we're headed right now to europe smallest capital. the
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letter may be a capital but it has just six thousand residents of the island state of malta has a total population of less than four hundred fifty thousand people here spend lots of time outdoors the streets of a letter a generally bustling thanks to the mild mediterranean climate locals are happy the city has been named twenty eighteen european capital of culture. is a magical place it's. you know it has so much history on this financier since the sixteenth century so many people for the night so more to have come by and they've left such a legacy which you know i think is finally being recognized many of the eleven. allies on a peninsula in the east of the main island it was founded by the knights of the order of st john in the sixteenth century to defend against invaders they surrounded the city with fortresses called bustin in one thousand nine hundred eighty the entire city was listed as a unesco world cultural heritage site every single house in the old town is
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a listed building. one of the main sites is the grandmasters palace completed in fifteen seventy five one grand master john poppy saw. gave the city its name. st john's coca is the conventional church of the order of st john. visitors are not just dazzled by the letters historical treasures of the city also offer some contemporary highlights like the city gate. and the new parliament building both of which were designed by a tranny an architect renzo piano. the cultural capital of europe it's outstanding it's fantastic maltese we are all very proud and this is the place to be this. it is the place to be valetta in two thousand and eighteen. more than
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four hundred different cultural events will be held in europe's smallest capital throughout twenty eighteen tomorrow this special year. by franco german tour between friedberg and strasbourg and it's right on the border in this case the rhine river. it's a symbolic place a bridge connecting two countries that were more than once at war this is the passage i had to do the bridge of the two banks. a bridge crossing a border river there may not be a better symbol for european unity a thing i've learned a lot about on my trip from germany to france and back one could almost forget that the european union as we know it today has only been around for twenty five years happy birthday and keep up the good work.
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