DISCOVERY & TRAVEL

  • HIMALAYA CALLING

    HIMALAYA CALLING

    A gripping road movie that follows two free spirits on a daredevil journey as they explore monumental landscapes on their motorcycles, discover the magic of foreign cultures, and laugh in the face of the toughest of trials. In six months they cover 28,000 kilometres, from Germany to Goa in India.

  • NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    A land where primeval forests meet mountain deserts, with both tropical regions and icy peaks. One of the poorest countries in the world and yet a magical, mystical place, realm of the gods and a spiritual paradise. A journey to discover Nepal’s natural beauty and the people who make their lives in this harsh and remote setting.

  • ISLANDS OF ITALY

    ISLANDS OF ITALY

    Italy is one of Europe’s most attractive and popular travel destinations. And yet some regions are still largely undiscovered − especially away from the mainland. Flora and fauna make each of the country’s 200+ islands quite unique. We explore some of the most beautiful: the Tremiti Islands, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.

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    PASSION PARANÁ

    The unique eco-system along the shores of the Paraná River in South America is under threat. We travel to South America and meet people who are fighting for their future and the conservation of the Paraná region.

  • THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    We travel to King George Island, the gateway to Antarctica, where five different nations operate research stations located in the most extraordinary of environments. The researchers’ work and visits have to be planned with the utmost care because mistakes can cost lives. And only together can they survive such hostile conditions.

  • MARAE – THE SACRED STONES OF POLYNESIA

    MARAE – THE SACRED STONES OF POLYNESIA

    Of Polynesia’s once sacred sites, the stone temples, or marae, all that is left today are ruins, often buried under layers of vegetation and long since forgotten. The marae Taputapuatea in French Polynesia was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We explore the secrets of the marae and their significance for Polynesian culture.

  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING – ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

    CALIFORNIA DREAMING – ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

    Once the destination of explorers heading west in search of gold, California – like no other US state – has become a magnet for people hoping to make their dreams come true. On our journey through the Sunshine State, we meet free spirits, inventors and visionaries. A diverse region with unusual inhabitants.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES

    ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES

    How does good architecture impact our cities and our lives and what solutions do modern architects have for the urban problems of today? We visit the most fascinating buildings in nine European megacities and meet visionary planners who offer us answers to these questions.

  • COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    In Costa Rica locals greet each other by saying “pura vida” – pure zest for life. This sums the country up. A lush natural environment, the best coffee and a “rich coast” on two oceans. We present fascinating landscapes in impressive aerial shots and on the ground people and their stories that allow us an insight into everyday life in Costa Rica.

  • PANAMA – MUCH MORE THAN A CANAL

    PANAMA – MUCH MORE THAN A CANAL

    A small country and a big canal and a cosmos brimming with surprises – that’s Panama. Panamanians are among the world’s happiest people and among the longest living. What is their secret? We take you on a journey into the fascinating country caught between the Atlantic and the Pacific.

  • UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    Fantastic underwater world and a crazy carnival – we showcase an unusual spectacle, the Jember Fashion Carnival in East Java, which fascinates Indonesians with the beauty of its underwater world and sensitises them to the urgent need to protect it.

  • FROM AMSTERDAM TO ODESSA

    FROM AMSTERDAM TO ODESSA

    We hitchhike along Europe’s waterways, from the canals of Holland to the Black Sea. Aboard river barges and pleasure boats, on a river fisherman’s rowing boat, police boat, catamaran or historical clipper: a road movie on water, 2500 km of adventure in the middle of Europe!