DISCOVERY & TRAVEL

  • THE SEVEN LIVES OF THE SEA CLOUD

    THE SEVEN LIVES OF THE SEA CLOUD

    It is one of the finest and oldest sailing ships in the world. Built in the 1930s at the Germania shipyard in Kiel, the legendary Sea Cloud still sails the seas today after an adventurous and incredible career. We accompany the ship on its long journey across the Atlantic and study the history of this floating legend.

  • IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    Two Iranians set off on a unique journey to their home country. The two women from Berlin and Paris spend five weeks travelling across the Islamic republic, with its magnificent palaces, mosques and parks. They offer us a unique and personal view of the country, avoiding the usual clichés and prejudices.

  • THE GRAND LITERATOUR

    THE GRAND LITERATOUR

    Heinrich Böll’s Ireland, Hans Christian Andersen’s Orient, Erika and Klaus Mann’s French Riviera and Uwe Johnson’s New York – great authors on tour. We go time-travelling with four of the most fascinating authors in literary history and revisit the countries they wrote about – intertwining both past and present.

  • TRANSOCEÁNICA

    TRANSOCEÁNICA

    One route – one continent: the world’s longest direct bus service runs on the Transocéanica between Rio de Janeiro and Lima. This road movie allows us to delve deep into South American soul. Along the wayside and in the bus itself, we immerse ourselves in fascinating stories that demonstrate the continent in all its ambivalence.

  • AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    Eternal youth has long been a dream of mankind. These days there is less focus on taking off the years than on living a longer and healthier life, maintaining fitness and youthfulness. Where do people live the longest? We have identified five different regions in the world where remarkable numbers of centenarians are leading busy and active lives.

  • COPACABANA – THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

    COPACABANA – THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

    Once nothing but a sleepy fishing village, today one of the most famous beaches in the world.

  • HIDDEN VENICE

    HIDDEN VENICE

    The palaces that line Venice’s Grand Canal are a treasure trove of secrets, stories and eccentric inhabitants. This series of documentaries takes a look behind the fine facades and presents a magnificent, flamboyant and luxurious side of Venice that remains hidden from the eyes of tourists. If these palaces could talk, what would they tell us of raucous parties, grand receptions and secret scandals? We delve into the millennia-old history of the lagoon city and encounter some unusual characters. With a keen eye for special events and the unique beauty of the palaces, the series tells of the clash between the old treasures and modern life.

  • GOING ON A CRUISE

    GOING ON A CRUISE

    Get on board and enjoy four exciting cruises around Europe.

  • SPA ROYAL

    SPA ROYAL

    Vichy, Carlsbad, Bad Ragaz, Montecatini, Bad Ischl – Visit the splendid health spas of the belle époque and discover the success stories behind them.