tv Check-in - Winter in the Erzgebirge Deutsche Welle January 12, 2019 7:02am-7:31am CET
because the under the two types we are the symbols of a person. being one to shape the continents future to be part of it and join dumpsters closely share their stories their dreams and their chum the seventy seven percent plus for africa hard to get a bit of the. forests melton's and plenty of snow the perfect combo for a winter outing this time i'm in the eastern part of germany in saxony on my way to
that ask a big out 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 skiing on the face the back saxony the highest mountain i'll take a course in cross-country skiing and meet the area's biggest celebrity and learn more about the challenges tourism has to face in this area germany. and lo give you a taste of what makes the russian capital moscow so attractive in winter. our viewer bob smiths shows around his hometown of orlando florida. and we've got an inspiring holiday video from a trip to australia. well
the visa is out lies at the foot of the fish to back on the central square and there's a post milestone like those that have existed in many parts of saxony since the eighteenth century with information on distances and times it takes to walk to the surrounding villages. of these dollars nine hundred and fourteen meters above sea level and has about two thousand five hundred presidents 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 nobody's in town for instance and winter sports competitions were organized early on.
many sports celebrities started their career as an overview so there's a hall of fame in the museum germany's most successful ski jumper yes vizsla definitely belongs there 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 give a special good book it's known for its warm hearted people. as the beer is 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 the size does that mean easy or a bit of everything large easy and hard combined we've often gone sledding on this big trail. thank god. only but how was it good niceties are easier than skiing yeah
. sounds pretty great there is no way around it i'm going to have to check out the fifty back slopes for myself. the drop from the mountain top to the valley is about three hundred metres just the right kind of hill 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 got to hop over to cabinets and want to saxony biggest
say these it's just an hour by car away from where we are right now and definitely worth a visit. these are square is a good place to start exploring chemists here you'll find the king albert museum with its art collection say peters church and the opera house. like most of the buildings on the square st peter's church was built through 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 chemists became a fully fledged city so the late gothic town hall had to be extended. in communist east germany kemet was called calm oxcart. it's best known landmark is
a reminder of that. the bust of karl marx nicknamed tanisha the head in saxon dialect weighs forty turns. kenneth's 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 fifteen 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 kenya it's 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. it was almost all of those my first let's see the equipment fits properly we can check the length of the poles ok wonderful stay relaxed should look up blood and over with the cross country skiing takes some practice runs the infamous for a paddle my foot my left foot but not like that now we're basically on the diet and that's a vision that there was no. way that we try the whole thing with skis there's a lot of us who would rather good those machines that least i have an expert here former competitive skier enrico frank in the movie we're. exclusive and it's going to him now just push your foot. forwards and when it clicks during the what do we
have to move forward with you know the strike that's right now strike four with simple dimmable the mock. up. a little. but if this isn't it's a bus 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 racism or if it's important to always keep smiling. when one comes over and you can also hold the poles on iraq and just glide over was so that said but how can i break without falling if you give us the will we can really do is practice holding down say that he has to because situation gets really dodgy only one thing helps a controlled form. and if i just let myself fall over and stretch outside but should avoid needing to. well i do not mean the trucks you spoil
them try to stay in between this is hard work. and i should know it wouldn't turn out your legs make a big v the arms work the same as downhill that was well done. and thank you very good to me 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 meet 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 eola 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've been seeing orlando's
a little different a lot of things are upside down where the center of abuse myth and entertainment for the world. and this is something i'm really excited to show you this is the orlando eye 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 orlando is known for its legs and from their land oh i can get babbelas 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. coal 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 find the spring rays well. constructed mars. has 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 keep that that's one reason they're proud of nobody's untethered a former local boy is active here and meeting again spiteful 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. there are no stamps with my face on them in germany i think you have to be dead before that happens just so as i was going to go when you get there and i meet you here. it got hot but there's one of mean. there's a stamp in goma although they have nothing to do with winter school should at least not locally because there is a stamp. well
it's not in the evening 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. oh yes it was who i think coincidences exist sometimes their pre-ordained. they like of years ago if i had been a coach i might have been working outside obese and tom who had been in 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 yemen's vice for those that wish to know and it's also good publicity for us especially for the hotel and it's free publicity to worse and i'm really glad i've stayed here it's my home. after all that travelling around because of my sports and i was glad to find something. you know who you to live
a sport to because to. 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 call it the miracle and we've forty thousand nine hundred ninety five i'm converted and extended it within a year and it's one that makes it more interesting in a certain way doesn't that with your yes it has its history 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 ahead so thinking about how we can entertain holiday makers when there's less not or not told me that it's definitely the big question all winter sports regions not just
low mountain ranges but alpine regions to have to watch what because of climate change oh. thank you and then there's the question of water attractions what holiday activity options we can offer our guests when that happens well in this year but he's a type one. then we wish you lots of luck in finding the answers thank you. insightful 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. the most exciting thing about the cultural landscape and the interplay between culture and nature and what people have made of the landscape one thing that sticks out is the face of a railway that allows its passengers to travel back in time. saxon
these narrow gauge railways one serve the entire region as an important mode of transportation only a few lines have survived to the delight of tourists still curious and train driver is. driving a train is everybody's childhood dream. you see different people every day you're in the fresh air. force so you always feel pretty good. one of. the trains if all you feel needed when it's not well. the fish to back railway regularly takes passengers from concept. it takes an hour to travel the seventeen kilometer is and as it climbs the stoker has to shovel more and more coal. but after three fourths of the time in summer it's less of in the wind so you need
light as well because it gets. installed high heating is also a factor that means. 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. 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 travelling through it is really romantic well done both. in summer is all just as noisy winter i have to say. a rival in. they make the round trip four times a day that adds up the was like 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 in coming to an end time to get going because i have one more pretty historical sop to make. and if you have any cool travel videos yourself keep them coming we'd love to play them on the show this week's e-mail is. she traveled to australia with two friends and took a road trip from sydney all the way to the great barrier reef. shores . beach. st. pete.
a good. job if you don't. so. please. look. at a backbone hods was one a center of mining in the attic a big a doormat in the sixteenth century the town was one of the biggest in germany now i'm back because it is a small but lovely place with about twenty thousand residents. played in the winter you should definitely check out the market square in a state on the ice and let the historical facades and chant you. play.
place. this week's your travels action takes us to moscow the russian capital might not seem very appealing in winter with extremely short days and average temperatures away below freezing but believe it or not that can also be quite the attraction see for yourselves. 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 tourists arrive. on. 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 department store on red square.
in the winter only ice breakers 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. and. 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 far. 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.
it is a lot more difficult it's fun here you can go ice skating we absolutely want to spend the sea being here fresh air exercise it's fantastic. that. more than eighty kilometers of fairy lights illuminates the russian capital. what it all cost is a closely kept secret. tourist enjoy the spectacular lights. much as the locals do . you can wander through the city even in freezing temperatures. most of us don't but it's most conceive in love at this time of year especially for strong gorgeous lighting beautifully decorated streets bright cheerful lovely wonderful fantastic. the only question left to answer is what's the local food like seems like the most
typical dishes nine allowed combination of nine symbolic foods. summoning the milk and bread for you complection the apple sauce to keep you free from pain and feature distribute see it tedious which the winching good comforting. the lentils are to bring the money. 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 ensco 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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