TRAVEL

  • ISLANDS OF ITALY

    ISLANDS OF ITALY

    We explore some of Italy’s most beautiful islands: from the Tremiti Islands in the Adriatic and Sicily to the volcanic archipelago of the Aeolian Islands in the Mediterranean. Italy is one of Europe’s most 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. Our journey begins with the discovery of an unknown archipelago […]

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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. A river like the sea – this is how the indigenous people used to refer to the giant stream shaping their homelands. In their language this translates to “Paraná”. Over 3,000 kilometres, the Paraná flows from Brazil to Argentina via Paraguay, along the […]

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  • 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. We explore their secrets and significance for Polynesian culture. Polynesians once lived in harmony with the elements and the afterworld. Stones had a special religious significance in Polynesian culture. They were sculpted into representations of ancestral spirits to invoke protection, they were guardians of territories, windows to heaven and the stars. And they were used to build temples, or marae. Today, around 250 […]

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  • ICELAND – ICE AND FIRE

    ICELAND – ICE AND FIRE

    Iceland’s nature is spectacular, its life expectantcy is among the highest as much as the level of education, income and – happiness. What is the island’s secret? A cinematic search with fantastic pictures in 4K. Majestic volcanoes, seething geysers, raging waterfalls, threatening fjords, mighty glaciers, endless lava fields – there is hardly another country in the world that offers as much impressive nature as Iceland, the remote island in the harsh North Sea. Here, the four elements of nature can […]

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  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING – ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

    CALIFORNIA DREAMING – ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

    Once the destination of explorers and gold diggers, California is a magnet for visionaries like no other US state. On our journey through Sunshine State we meet some of its unusual inhabitants. California is different from the rest of America. Once the destination of conquerors and explorers heading west in search of gold and a better life, California – like no other US state – has become a magnet for people hoping to make their dreams come true. On our […]

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  • ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES

    ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES

    How does good architecture impact our cities and our lives? We visit the most fascinating buildings in nine European cities and meet visionary planners who offer us answers to these questions.  How does good architecture impact our cities and our lives? What solutions do modern architects have for the urban problems of today? How can we build in an ecologically sustainable way? How can modern and classical architecture be combined? What is the future of urban architecture? On strolls through […]

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  • COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    A lush natural environment, the best coffee and a “rich coast” on two oceans. We present fascinating landscapes and everyday life in Costa Rica.  In Costa Rica locals greet each other by saying “pura vida” – pure zest for life. This pretty much sums the country up. A lush natural environment, the best coffee and a “rich coast” lining not one but two oceans – that’s Costa Rica. And amidst all this are people like farmer Alvaro who can only […]

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  • 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.  The famous canal is already a surprise since it boasts sandy beaches and dream-like islands. People in Panama are among the happiest in the world and among the longest living. Panama, the small country caught between two continents, offers virtually unspoilt nature and its capital is the No. 1 tropical metropolis in Central America. Hairdresser Orlando works on the Gulf of Chiriqui. He gets […]

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  • UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    Fantastic underwater world and crazy carnival – we showcase an unusual spectacle which sensitises Indonesians to the beauty of its underwater world and the need to protect it.  The Jember Fashion Carnaval takes place in East Java every year and is a truly special occasion. The carnival was initiated by local fashion designer Dynand Fariz, 54, who wants to promote the creativity of local youngsters, setting different themes for the costumes every year. The costumes are presented in a magnificent […]

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  • FROM AMSTERDAM TO ODESSA

    FROM AMSTERDAM TO ODESSA

    A hitchhiking trip along Europe’s waterways, from the canals of Holland to the Black Sea. A road movie on water, 2500 km of adventure in the middle of Europe! We accompany Dutch writer Auke Hulst on a hitchhiking tour of Europe’s waterways. His destination: the famous port of Odessa on the Black Sea. Auke has travelled the world, but sometimes his own continent is still a mystery to him. He is a European, but what does this actually mean? To […]

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  • 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. In five episodes, we accompany the Sea Cloud on its long journey across the Atlantic and study the history of this floating legend.  It is one of the finest and oldest sailing ships in the world. Built by Krupp in the 1930s at the Germania shipyard in Kiel, the Sea Cloud still sails the world’s seas today after an adventurous and incredible career. Her greatest challenge: crossing […]

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  • IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    Two Iranians from Berlin and Paris return to their old home country. They offer us a unique and personal view of Iran, avoiding the usual clichés and prejudices. Two Iranian women set off on a unique journey to their home country. Their mission: to show the world Iran through personal encounters, without the usual clichés and prejudices. Elnaz Sadoghi from Berlin and Sarah Doraghi from Paris spend five weeks travelling through the Islamic Republic with its magnificent palaces, mosques and […]

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