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place in a bus a little south of i don't know it's not easy to go to another country you know nothing about the wife of i don't do this because we can't stay on venezuela i'm not. that. closely global news that matters d.w. made for mines. welcome to another special edition of check in and we're heading off to one of germany's favorite travel destinations but there are. copies then just me call it flourish and look at the state it will be taking in munich hagen's book and pass all 3 cities with a lot of history and rich in tradition. and we won't be
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missing out on the very inquisitive and i that. that stop the capital of the various. took us begins is to at the city's muddy and shots or our lady's square i'm in munich and i want to get out there. cold feature as the bell tower of the city's oldest parish church is called is known for its spectacular view but . 360 of. its kind of exhausting. it's worth the effort though. up here the whole city is spread out before you.
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that's the perfect view down there you can see that square that's the town hall and right behind it the phone queue here. now that i've gotten an overview of the city i could start on my tour it is said that travelling is the best education so i should learn a lot here in munich this city has lots of art history and culture that spans the range of several centuries i have decided to go to an art museum 1st the idea of. a good 700 paintings by european artists from the 14th to the 18th centuries are exhibited here. i'm getting a private tour from art historian colleen nightclub and she'll be revealing some of the secrets of the i.d.p. aquatics treasures.
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to everything else not for the 1st let's have a look at this world famous self-portrait of. the of 9 members one think it is the self-portrait with fur trimmed robe why did we do a pinch himself in this pose a portion of the mind because of the fact that time artists were more or less unknown nameless and they were considered craftsman and the ideas i represented himself here was something completely new wheels for new for the year 50100 that is this reprint ation of himself bears a resemblance to christ for whom until that point frankly perspectives like this have been reserved. to be could you take a picture of me with you look you can see to get with the conceit to do the. next comes this huge painting the last judgment by peter paul rubens.
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innocent victims you know not now or in the 17th century of the 30 years rule this was the tallest work and exact herman's the proportions here if that's a clue it's really the most magnetic self-image you hear and if you could take. the 3 here you cannot imagine how many people pose in front of it all with the last judgment of all things. that's my cue. now it's time to delve into munich's history i want to learn more about the city's role in the nazi era. a good place to do that is the documentation center for the history of national socialism . historian doug regal walks me through the exhibition. in how was munich important to the nazis are not an answer to
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this but. munich was the center of the national socialism this is where the nazi party was founded. from here we have a photo from 1903 a few years after the party was found that it was the party leader by that and it was here that he gave them to righty became more and more popular here he's speaking to 1800 people in munich. be a whole. those beer halls which are still popular today offered hitler a forum and audience for his speeches. it's where he spoke to the masses and spread his racist and anti-semitic ideology. he didn't mention how does munich deal with all this today the fact that this is where it started and before. you do stuff in the meantime i mean it takes a very critical approach to this house is financed by the city of munich but the
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fact that munich was the birthplace of the city that gave rise to the nazi party is a topic that wasn't talked about for a long time before. this documentation center has played a key role in breaking that silence it is situated on the very place where what was known as the brown house once stood that was the party headquarters in the 1930 s. an entire nazi administrative district was constructed in the area it had 68 buildings and 6000 workers. to allow me to fully understand the scale of things the legal shows me other places in the area which are also connected to the nazis sorites next door is the former feudal bowl which housed hitler's office and those of his stuff today it houses the university of music and performing arts munich. we continue along b. and i started to what is now the by the solemnest bug the very end state bank.
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and there i think was when it does work with the fickle spark of originally stood on the spot. that was a small palace for the battle smart family. and their october 19th $33.00 it became the gestapo headquarters. here the nazis planned the persecution of political opponents and jews. a few steps away a memorial commemorates the victims of national socialism. art and history now i'd like to learn a bit more about munich's traditions and one that is centuries old here is beer brewing it and drinking it brewing seminars are offered here regularly this one is being led by god to do them of the munich brew mafia. first we hear what beer is
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made of water hops malt into east. smells a bit rancid doesn't it. ok now let's fill it up then we start grinding our malt we've got 3 kilos here and we need a strong muscular guy. that's me right. here so this is easy. the ground malt is then steeped in hot water it's a process known as smashing. and so beer beer i would say so. it's a bit hot. this is. after a while the mashing is done. then comes still altering which means separating the
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liquid from the grain residue we can give it a taste there is still no alcohol content at this point. was. as simple as it is this is the multi residue this. is the most i don't want to sweep through. your head and try it. about one of them don't understand. so they're washed out. the next step would be to add hops to the liquid they give periods taste and then yeast is added for fermentation event makes beer an alcoholic beverage but it's a long process so we only learn the theory but it would be a shame to go home without wetting our whistles so the seminar ends with a tasting of the many different varieties of beer made by the munich group. let's start with the munich classic munich pale lager.
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we can hold the beer up to the light this one has a relatively light colored some cloudiness to it. and the beer has a flair recent citrusy. you drink it. the 1st step is delicate and sweet. there's not a lot of carbonation. when you swallow but there's a bitterness that reflects the moment that's in it for what it was with. my visit to munich proves beyond all doubt travelling can be educational even for your taste buds unfortunately my visit to munich is over but it was fun and i have learned a lot arts culture history of all there i have to admit munich's really got something. mixed with into one of the oldest cities in bavaria indeed in the whole of germany. we call
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this going to show us. i'm standing above the dam and over on the shore you can see the beautiful old town and this bridge is the stone bridge built at the beginning of the 12th century it's believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in germany. to be honest the bridge doesn't look that old that's because it's been completely restored over the past few years after all ransford has a title to defend and since 2006 its old town including this bridge has been a unesco world heritage site today i want to get to know regensburg what attracts a visitor to this unesco world heritage site and what does the constant influx of tourists mean for the city this much is certain it's going to be a journey through 2000 years of history. the fact that reagan's burn is such an old and well preserved city is largely things to it not having been destroyed in the
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wars and its importance as an imperial city in past centuries. a testimony to its former significance is the gothic cathedral. construction began in the 13th century and the cathedral tells us a lot about that time. next to the one in cologne reagan's birth cathedral is considered to be germany's most extraordinary gothic cathedral. ringback reagan's berg was not only important because it became a bishop's seat fairly early on the danube was a significant trade and traffic route. and here on its banks in the old town hall
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the perpetual diet was held for over 114 years. from the 17th to the early 19th century reagan spoke was actually the capital of europe a bit like brussels today. and the natural diet was convened in 1663 just a few years after the 30 years rule when representatives from all countries from all cities gathered here they were supposed to discuss taxes and military issues but the talks then dragged on for so long that they never came to a final agreement. that horror at least not for 143 years until 1806. $106.00 the one that the. 1 next i have an appointment with my ts fi talk at the noise plots where he shows me the outlines of the former jewish synagogue. programs virg is like many mediæval cities if you dig here it's likely you'll discover something in 1905 traces of the
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2000 year history of the city were uncovered during construction work on plots. with her. as you've probably noticed were underground now some version with the wall. with the. classical middle ages about 700 to 800 years old it's now if you take a step forward and look down over the parapet you see those stones. they may not look that special but they're from roman times 2000 years ago. and if we go through this arc we come to a 2nd cellar. composes of the what's interesting here is that all the sellers in the documentation center come from the former jewish quarter in reagan's borg.
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and so what we're seeing here are traces of the jewish families in the reagans. the excavations took 3 years and archaeologists even found a gold treasure the documentation center doesn't have signs or a big mess on sen the structure can only be accessed on guided visits but don't let that scare you off it's really worth it. next to the historic stone bridge you'll find the worst cool clothes the sausage kitchen a true reagan's work classic in the 12th century the building was used as a storage room for construction equipment later it was turned into an eatery and since the beginning of the 19th century it's where reagan's burns most famous bratwurst or charcoal grill sausages are made. the. next shout 6 on sauerkraut is the name of this
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typical dish simple bud really good. just right if you're feeling packaged on your tour. on the banks of the danube with during peak season as line with cruise ships i meet with peter morris about it he has the organization friends of reagan's birds old town it's one of the oldest citizens initiatives in germany and as the name implies is concerned with preserving their city's historical heritage their most recent coup was to prevent the construction of a convention center in the old town to hide from the rain we seek cover and a former royal villa which today houses the bavarian monument office. and was misled most about you previously worked as a tourist guide in regensburg yourself what's your take on this tourism boom but i think it's very positive because i experienced the humble beginnings when there
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were 600 guided tours in the year here and now we have more than 6000 guided tours before it makes me happy every time i walk through the city and see people from all over the world enjoying drakensberg for standing just you also understand more critical voices those who say it's too much for regensburg it can know these voices but i don't quite understand them because as in many cities tourism here moves along specific paths just as in prague where it goes from the old town square to the charles bridge to prague castle here it's just over the stone bridge to the cathedral to the old town hall to the left and right of this it's called i don't have to walk right through the crowd when it's busy i can also choose a side street and. if you're ever in reagan's burg and looking for a really great place to eat this is the spot our faith located in the very heart of the city it's a reagan's birth institution the former brewery was taken over by students in 1977
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and turned into a french style beast. what i loved about reagan's bring is the fact that there is an interesting story waiting around every corner from the romans to the middle ages of the efforts of solving early european conflicts and the right stack plus the regional specialties are delicious no wonder really in the very after all. our 3rd and last stop is pass out the city lines on the banks of the river this. this is where the danube and is reversed meet.
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and right in the middle of it all is the beautiful old town. the rivers are both a blessing and a curse they've made past all prone to floods but for centuries the waterways were important treaty routes the wealth brought to the city is reflected in its architecture. for example the festival it's almost 800 years old and one of the largest surviving mediæval fortress complexes in europe. from the top there is a great view over the city of 3 rivers. i've always wanted to visit possible because of its special location and of course when i'm here i'll do a hike in the bavarian forest a popular destination not too far from possible. past all is not only been shaped by its 3 rivers the city's former rulers also lift their mark with their mcniff
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ison churches and castles their story is told in the 1st of all as museums it's closed during the winter and reopens in mid march but they let me inside for a look. this is where in 1217 bishop will rick the 2nd was given the title of prince bishop by the emperor of the bishops of possible became the spiritual and secular rulers over the city for generations the 1st oboes was home to the prince bishops. in the museum you can find out how passages old town was built in the 17th century most of the houses. burnt down so you tell your architects were called to rebuild the city in baroque style and that's how they designed possible. possibles publicity brochures described it as the bit of mary in venice and it's true with its italian the flair and narrow lanes it's one of the prettiest cities in bavaria
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. it has many striking churches and monasteries there are about 50 in all the bishopric of possible once extended as far as hungry. st stephen's cathedral is in the middle of the old town the fact that it's one of germany's largest parag churches becomes especially evident once you're inside. everything here testifies to the wealth and power of possibles prince bishops. the cathedral organ is famous with its $17974.00 pipes it's the largest of its kind in the world.
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the town hall is also designed in italian baroque style but the glockenspiel definitely sounds very and. on the tele there are markers showing flood levels over the past centuries it's hard to imagine. now i'm eating in from the ongoing are just association he'll be giving me a tour of her gaza a narrow street parallel to the danube it's where. many artists have their studios . fergus's very popular with visitors specially in the summer.
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all the houses here date from the middle ages and our list of buildings. and. they have what's special about vegas is that gotham this is not to the theater to the architecture of course but we artists also nice to add a bit of color you know tourists walk through here and we want to attract their attention we have lots of studios and we want to try to make art more accessible this week so we make an effort to painted all those areas of aerial installations and all these nations in one small space and it works beautifully on this one with . my journey continues i've left paso and i'm on my way to the very end forest just an hour away from the city the region is a populous nation for hiking skiing and it's relaxing.
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very and forest is a low mountain range a 100 kilometers in length on the border between the various and the czech republic the national park is in the south of the forest here it's allowed to grow as nature intended without schuman intervention. the tree top walk is one of the highlights of the varian forest it's open all year round. the walkway extends through the forest between 8 and 25 meters above the ground. what does the forest sound like what animals live here at 7 learning stations you can find out more about the life and habitats of the forest for extra fun there are
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other activities like balance beams and adventure trails. but the highlight with the emphasis on high is the tree tower. this part of the walkway rises in the spiral circling around 3 ancient trees. at the top there is a platform 44 meters above the ground. in general you have a great view from up here over the bavarian forest unfortunately not today anyway i enjoyed coming up here and this is where my tour of the bavarian forest and if you're a traveler like me and like to check out nudists every day then please take a look at our instagram account d
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