tv Check-in - Winter in the Erzgebirge Deutsche Welle January 14, 2019 5:30pm-5:59pm CET
to that ask a bit ago. 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 fish 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 smith shows around his hometown of orlando florida. and we've got an inspiring holiday video from a trip to australia. both
of these and tell lies at the foot of the fish to the back of the central square there is 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 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 nobody's in town for instance and winter sports competitions were organized early on.
many sports celebrities started their careers and nobody's in touch so there's a hall of fame in the museum germany's most successful ski jumpers and spice local 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 front 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 book it's known for its warm hearted people it's the beer is cheaper. or got its clothes yes it is what we've been coming for seventeen years here you know showing off a good family slope does that mean easy or a bit of everything large easy and hard combined we've often gone sledding on this big trail. only and how was it good niceties are easier than skiing yeah yeah.
sounds pretty great there is no way around it i am 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 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 got to hop over to cabinets and want to saxony the
biggest city days 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 kenneth's 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 say 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 chemists became a fully fledged city so the late gothic town hall had to be extended. in communist east germany to come it was called calm ox. that it's best known
landmark is own minder of that. the bust of karl marx nicknamed the head in saxon dialect weighs forty talents. chemist'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. from. clapham bach 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
that district here you'll find some of the city's oldest buildings the town in the candidates 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 in the garden of where the cross country skiing takes some practice but it's the infamous for a paddle my put my left foot on it but not like that now we're basically on the diagnosable the vision that there was no. and we tried the whole thing with skis that's gone with us and with other goods you can fly at 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 pushed. put forwards and when it clicks you're in the what do we
have to move forward with you know the strike that's right now stride forward simple do the mop. up. all of. this is when it's gets at us but as you see now we'll be going downhill slightly and then so it looks good and if it gets too slow for you shuffle forwards again. it's important to always keep smiling. when one comes over and you can also hold the pose on iraq and just glide over that set but how can i break without falling if you give us the ball we can really do is practice holding down safe that he has to 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. well it was not in the truck to spoil them
tried to stay between this is hard work. from russian open the trunk wouldn't follow your legs make a big via the arms work the same as down hill it was well done. and thank you. nico 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 is 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
. one of the things when you're 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 can see orlando's
a little different a lot of things are upside down where the center of amusement and entertainment for the world. this is something i'm really excited to show you this is the orlando 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 legs we really have more a window is known for its legs and from their land oh i 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 it. is a whole new world one of those rare places where you can actually have a real animal interact for. 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 now. and suffered far it. 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 f. ski bag and that's one reason they're proud to know of these and how that a former local boy is active here and meeting the end spice flow 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 it was. funny but they're not i mean you hear. it god but there's one of mean i don't know if there's a stamp in goma although they have nothing to do with went to school shit but at least not locally to me today as a stamp. well
it's not the end as you may know 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. will discover this it wasn't worth it i think coincidences exist sometimes they're preordained. they like of years ago if i'd been a coach i might have been working outside obese and ta. and then the hotel came along and i think it was the right decision to have it here. because the village over vision tallies closely linked with the name yan's vice for those that wish to know and it's also good publicity for us especially for the hotel and its free publicity to. and i'm really glad i've stayed here it's my home. after all that travelling around because of my sport i was glad to find something. for you know my of
a sport 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 has had three of 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 within a year. and that makes it more interesting in a certain way doesn't that with your yes it has its history the 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 ats kubica. i think. the biggest challenges here are the winters ahead so thinking about how we can entertain holiday makers when there's less snow. definitely the big question of winter sports regions not just low mountain ranges best alpine region stew. or
because of climate change. then there's the question of water attractions what would holiday activity options we can offer. when that happens well. this year. and. 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 and. the most exciting thing about the epic a big 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 the delight of tourists train drivers. driving a train is everybody's childhood dream. margaret you see different people every day you're in the fresh air. you always feel pretty good. no the trains are full you feel needed when it's not well. the fifty back railway regularly takes passengers from consol to reason it takes an hour to travel the seventeen kilometers and as it comes the stoker has to shovel more and more coal. but after three fourths of the time in summer it's less of in the winter you need
light as well because it gets. installed high heating is also a factor that means. doesn't matter 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. on the surface notice 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 this. in summer is just as noisy winter i have to say. arrival in. they make the round trip four times a day that adds up the laws like i reckon i've already circled the globe two or three times although the fish to back railway has often been threatened with
closure it survived for more than one hundred ten years. my day in over vision tallis coming to an end time to get going because i have one more pretty historical stuff to make. and if you have any cool travel videos yourself keep them coming we'd love to play them on the south this week the well is. she travelled to australia with two friends and took a road trip from sydney all the way to the great barrier reef. shoulders . beach. street. in.
the best so. that it's was one of the center of mining and the apps can pick up or mounds in the sixteenth century the town was one of the biggest in germany now i'm back to cox is a small but lovely place with about twenty. thousand precedents. in the winter you should definitely check out the market square to skate on the ice and let the historical facades and chant you.
this week's euro travels action takes us to moscow the russian capital might not see 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. 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 and. 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 u.s. 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.
it's a lot more to forget it's fun here you can go ice skating we absolutely want to spend the seeping here fresh air exercise it's fantastic. nation 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 as much as the locals do. you can wander through the city even in freezing temperatures. most possible but it must cause even lovelier this time of year especially for strong gorgeous like think you simply decorated streets right do cheerfully lovely wonderful fantastic.
the only question left to answer is what's the local food like seems like the most typical dish is nine allowed combination of nine symbolic foods. emanate the milk and bread for you complection the apple sauce to keep you free from pain and feature distribute. which that when she walked over to. the lentils are to bring the money. and the roast meat strength of course. that was it already and honestly it was a very special trip the region's culture and history of time 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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