tv Check-in - Winter in the Erzgebirge Deutsche Welle February 12, 2018 5:30pm-6:01pm CET
but i also admire people who want to stay here and who decided to create something new in peace time what needs to happen if tolerance and reconciliation are to stand a chance darkness cities after a war starting march tenth on t w. in. the. forests mountains and plenty of snow the perfect combo for a winter outing this time i'm in the eastern part of germany and saxony on my way
to that ask a bit of the word means or mountains and it was the iron ore and silver that attracted people to these parts in the middle ages nowadays the low mountain range is a popular tourist destination in summer it attracts hikers and when the snow starts to fall winter sports lovers start arriving. today i'll go skating on the face the back sexy knees highest mountain i'll take a course in cross-country skiing maybe areas break a celebrity and learn more about the challenges tourism has to face in this area after many. and lo gave you a taste of what makes the russian capital moscow so attractive in winter. our viewer bob smith shows around his hometown of orlando florida. and we've got an inspiring holiday video from a trip to australia. well
the reason tell lies at the foot of the fish to back on the central square there is a post milestone like those that have existed in many parts of saxony since the eighteenth century and with information on distances and times it takes to walk to the surrounding villages. although these dollars nine hundred fourteen meters above sea level and has about two thousand five hundred residents in addition it welcomes one hundred fifty thousand tourists a year here in the former foresters lodge you can find out a bit about the history of overseas and top. after mining declined in the nineteenth century tourism became an important economic factor. skis were manufactured in nobodies and for instance and winter sports competitions were organized early on.
many sports celebrities started their careers an overview so there's a hall of fame in the museum germany's most successful ski jumper against vice look definitely belongs there and spoiler alert i'm going to get to meet him later. the best thing about obese and out of the town starts right at the foot of the face the back slopes pretty crowded today i wonder what made all these people come here. was my what makes the heirs goodbye a special good book it's known for its warm hearted people. the beers cheaper. or got its clothes yes it is for we've been coming for seventeen years here you know and sure enough a good family slope does that mean easy or a bit of everything like easy and hard combined we've often gone sledding on this big trail goes on. only but how was it good niceties are easier than skiing yeah
yeah. sounds pretty great there is no way around it i'm going to have to check out the fifty back slopes for myself. playing the drop from the mountaintop to the valley is about three hundred metres just the right kind of feel for an occasional skier like me. well i'm going to mentally prepare for my next task my very first time on cross-country skis you guys get to
hop over to cabinets and want to saxony as big as say these it's just an hour by car away from where we are right now and definitely worth a visit. to. the other square is a good place to start exploring kennett's here you'll find the king albert museum with its art collection save peter's church and the opera house. like most of the buildings on the square st peter's church was built in the nineteenth century with the gold crucifix on its tower it's eighty two meters tall . by the early twentieth century with three hundred sixty thousand residents commutes became fully fledged city so the late gothic town hall had to be extended . in communist east germany kemet was called calm oxford. at its best known landmark is
a reminder of that. the bust of karl marx nicknamed tanisha the head in saxon dialect weighs forty turns. has often been heavily damaged during its long history. so it's lucky that the cusp back district one of germany's largest areas of the late nineteenth century and art nouveau buildings has survived intact. clapham castle with its moat is also steeped in history built in around fifteen fifty on the river version it's it changed owners several times in communist east germany it was used as a juvenile detention center. the last stop on our trip to canada is this last
bad district here you'll find some of the city's oldest buildings the town in the can it's valley was originally founded in the middle ages under the protection of a monastery. first let's see if the equipment fits properly we can check the length of the poles ok wonderful stay relaxed local blood and over the cross country skiing takes some practice but it's been. a part of my my left foot but not like that now we're basically on the diagnosable vision of it was. all going to be try the whole thing with skis. that least i have an expert here former competitive skier enrico frank in the move forward. it's. going to end now just push your foot forwards on the bus and when it clicks during the big one
what do we have to move forwards with you know the strike that's right now stride forward simple do the mock. up. of. this. it's gets at us but as you see now we'll be going downhill slightly and so it looks good and if it gets too slow for you shuffle forwards again receives the most and if it's important to always keep smiling. when it comes over there and you can also hold the poles on iraq and just glide over was so that's it but how can i break without falling if you give us the old we can really do is practice holding down say if the situation gets really dodgy only one thing helps a controlled form. and if i just let myself fall over and stretch out but should avoid needing to. rule it was not in the truck to spoil them
trying to stay in between this is hard work and russian ok if you would follow turn out your legs make a big visa the arms work the same as downhill that was well done. and thank you. nicole i've enjoyed teaching you cross-country skiing it's been fun. well i definitely underestimated how excel stating this would be so while i take a little break you guys get some time to a local not from here but from florida our viewer bob smith takes you on a tour of his hometown orlando. orlando with growing through the years a mentally used to be a very small town lake yola was the center of everything. when you live here this is a great place to come to walk around and just to get away from the hustle and bustle
. and. one of the things we're here at lake you know is it's always fun to feed the birds . here we are in international drive one of the main entertainment streets for tourists in central florida. you would be very hard pressed to be bored when you come to orlando if you can't find something that's fun to do you're not looking to have a good time. as you did seeing orlando's
a little different a lot of things are upside down where the center of abuse meant an entertainment for the world. this is something i'm really excited to show you this is there are land a why we're going to get the best view of orlando that you can get. this is really great. the higher we get you could really see how flat orlando is and how many lakes we really have more of a window is known for its legs and from their land oh i can get babbelas a view of all. you. know city has more theme park. in orlando is the city of theme parks and i've
chosen this one to show you sea world i hope you like a. whole new world one of those rare places where you can actually have some real animal interaction. oh it's wonderful they're very very smooth and of course they seem very gentle. that is a lot of fun. we're going to feed the spinning rays now. and we. can suck far. there's been a great day i hope you've enjoyed me showing you orlando i really have enjoyed it
and i hope to see you soon. tourism is the economic motor of the ets give back that's one reason they're proud to nobody's in town that a former local boy is active here and meeting ends by still a three time olympic champion in ski jumping after his career he went into the hotel business. and guests can admire his old trophies in the display cases and another curiosity and i think there are no stamps with my face on them in germany i think you have to be dead before that happens so as i was going to go when you get there and i meet you there. it got all but this one of mean i don't know if there's a stamp in goma although they have nothing to do with went to school but at least not locally to me there is a stamp. well
it's not that long as you went all over the world but you decided to stay here to stay at home why here and not somewhere out of the big wide world by the maintenance of this it was a good i think coincidences exist sometimes there pre-ordained. they like of years ago if i'd been a coach i might have been working outside obese and tom who had decided to make and then the hotel came along as well and i think it was the right decision to have it here. because the village over visa is closely linked with the name yen suffice for those that wish to know and it's also good publicity for us especially for the hotel and its free publicity to worse. and i'm really glad i've stayed here it's my home so. after all that travelling around because of my sports i was glad to find something. you know were. alive
a sport interesting because to be home staying at home and not having to go far away after all that travelling that makes sense now this building is more than twenty years old i believe it has a pretty interesting history and. so is what the building used to belong to the east german secret police the. locals called it the milk and we bought it in one thousand nine hundred eighty five i'm converted and extended it was a new yes but it was one that makes it more interesting in a certain way doesn't that with your yes it's has its history still a deal even if it was sometimes a notorious one you know we've all left and then you know what do you consider the biggest challenges for tourism in the apps could be a go. i think it's for the biggest challenges here are the winters i have been thinking about how we can entertain holiday makers when there's less. definitely the big question of winter sports regions as well just low mountain
ranges but alpine regions too. because of climate change. then there's the question of water attractions what holiday activity options we can offer. when that happens well. this year. then we wish you lots of luck in finding the answers thank you. since high school doesn't have an easy answer for times when there's not much snow but he has invested by upgrading his hotel into a cozy place for all seasons. with. the most exciting thing about the cultural landscape and the interplay between culture and major and what people have made of the landscape one thing that sticks out is the face the backbone a railway that allows its passengers to travel back in time.
saxon these narrow gauge railways once served the entire region as an important mode of transportation only a few lines have survived to be delight of tourists still curious and train drivers . driving a train is everybody's childhood dream. margaret involvement all know you see different people every day you're in the fresh air. you always feel pretty good. one of the. trains if all you feel needed when it's not well. the fish back railway regularly takes passengers from consol to. it takes an hour to travel the seventeen kilometers and as it comes the stoker has to shovel more and more coal. after three fourths of the ton in summer it's less of course in the winter you need
light as well because it gets. installed. is also a factor that means. you're when you're finished a twelve hour shift. you really fragile you know. even though the two probably know every push along the route thanks to the changing weather and seasons they still enjoy every trip. and the civil when it's snowy it's really fun and when the sun comes out to the way did yesterday and the forest is covered in snow traveling through it is really romantic and there's a lot on board felt. in summer it's just as noisy a winter i have to sang. a rival in. they make the round trip four times a day that adds up the laws i reckon i've already circled the globe two or three times although the fish to bag railway has often been threatened with closure it
survived for more than one hundred ten years. my day and over everything tallies coming to an end time to get going because i have one more pretty historical stuff to make. and if you have any call travel videos yourself keep them coming we'd love to play them on the south this week the mail is. she travelled to australia with two friends and took a road trip from sydney all the way to the great barrier reef. beach . st.
tube so. back hugs was once a century of mining and they ask a back door mountains in the sixteenth century the town was one of the biggest in germany now i'm back to cots is a small but lovely place with about twenty. thousand presidents. in the winter you should check out a market square in a state on the ice and let the historical facades and chant you.
get. this week's your travels action takes us to moscow the russian capital might not be very appealing in winter with extremely short days and average temperatures the way below freezing but believe it or not that can also be quite the attraction see for yourself. the morning at the kremlin dawn was just half an hour ago now the snow from the night before has to be removed before the first tourist arrives. one advantage of winter in moscow is that there are no long queues and no crowds for sightseers to cope with. from the kremlin's cathedral square you can see the famous gloom department store on red square.
in the winter only icebreakers travel on the moscow river which winds its way through moscow. but a trip is well worth it. the most provide a very special view of the russian metropolis. at. least two are from the us is in russia for the first time and he agrees. dreamily happy that i came it's quite an adventure and it's been very very. and when it gets dark early this city glows in a sea of light. including gorky park where every day some fifteen thousand people meet to go ice skating. one of the world's largest and most beautiful skating rinks is in the middle of the park.
dismissal i'm on a book of it's fun here you can go ice skating we absolutely want to spend the seeping here fresh air exercise it's fantastic. for the nation. more than eighty kilometers of fairy lights illuminate the russian capital. what it all cost is a closely kept secret. to tourists enjoy the spectacular lights as much as the locals do. you can wander through the city even in freezing temperatures. most of the topic must cause even lovelier this time of year especially for strong gorgeous lighting you to be decorated streets right cheerful lovely wonderful fantastic.
the only question left to answer is what's the local food like seems like the most typical dish is nine a combination of nine symbolic foods. disseminate the milk and bread for you complection the apple sauce to keep you free from pain and feature distribute see. which i mention more comforting. the lentils are to break me but. at the roast meat strength of course. that was it already and honestly it was a very special trip the region's culture and history have to have the end of baggage into a very interesting place and on top of that during the winter months there is infinite fun to be had as well as off the slopes.
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