tv Check-in - The German Wine Route in Autumn Deutsche Welle November 4, 2018 11:30pm-12:00am CET
people here don't have a clue about feminism but there are women who want to stick you change in every day looking for justice to call it. under the skin pressures women starts november thirteenth. double. today's journey takes me to one of the warmest and lovely is regions in germany the german wine route. eighty five kilometers long and winds through the pa latin it's
been. the sign bearing a bunch of great shows me the way. wine is very important around these parts the pub latin it is germany second biggest wine growing area there are over twenty three thousand hectares of vineyards here. good wine good food combined with this incredible landscape the perfect set up for a little autumn get away i'm excited to find out what i'm going to see and savor and the whole latin it and here is a little taste of what's the. trip too high.
castle the birthplace of german democracy. a hike along the. trail. and one of our viewers shows us around his hometown in columbia got back into. the wind gate in china in the question but this is where the german wine route starts it's one of germany's oldest tourist routes. yet some people prefer not to talk about who invented it. if you look closely you'll see an odd blank space below the eagle as she sold out but you can still make out what it once was a swastika the wine route was an idea of the nazis today you'll look in vain for
a reminder of the gates dark past. nowadays the wind gauge belongs to a bin nurse so seeing it set up a wine shop and restaurant here. if i've learned one thing on my travels it's that wine regions are always home to extremely sociable people along with german wairau there are a couple of places that have a legendary reputation in that sense here are a couple recommendations for you. first there are all the wine festivals more than two hundred take place in the plot so not to between april and november one of the best known as the german wine harvest festival in noise stopped in october because floats lots of music. and even more wine. prado kinds of. the worst market is
a bit like the platen it's october fest it's name means sausage market but it's definitely a wine festival. in fact with six hundred thousand visitors it's the world's largest. died this time is especially attractive to the rich and famous. venerable wine or is. planned up market restaurants. prominent politicians have played a role in polling in celebrities former chancellor helmut kohl used to invite the eyepiece from around the world to eat with him at the time just time of course when he was a regular. the wind route his eighty five kilometers long theoretically it can become a pretty quickly because there are so many lovely places along the way it's best not to hurry and that's what it's about taking time to enjoy life there's always
a party going on somewhere. like the one in the water want to read a book it hosts a chestnut festival with all sorts of dishes made from them. from chestnut burgers. to chestnut bread and chestnut confectionery. and as an accompaniment what else nice glass of wine. in the also wanted me to book and fuller and little adventure. this is the very romantic place.
by self a segway tour through the vineyards first a quick introduction to my trusty. hold tight or transfer your weight don't your toes slightly forwards this is the weird. transfer your way to your heels to break that was how you move to steer example but i didn't move yes you did. and off we go. after twenty minutes we reach our destination. thanks to.
it was commissioned by bavarian king loued fish back when the latin that was still part of bavaria his former summer residence is now a popular destination among daytrippers. the perfect finish to art or a picnic in the vineyard. or. with wine and the owl mark and pig stomach. this i have to try it's a regional specialty. drink the muslims are the. third. in the us this is a really good. that said i didn't expect it to taste like this what's in it and there's a lot going on in there let's take a look at how i felt my going to. pick stomach as a way stuffed with right ingredients portable bacon
a bar intimate hot potato is always in it and marginal and that's very important when. my book is all have their own secret recipe and offer seasonings omari and. it's all modern off i'm not you know i mean and you produce the wine to match the now yes i'm actually drinking a cup or it's time you know i mean it's a variety that's typical of what i'm talking the book. has one of the world's oldest menards it's over four hundred years old and of course it's stocked with cardboard so i mean the vines me to really get what's coming up the when bush scooped. seems i'm not the only one to enjoy it time for another round. delicious these people really know how to and dolls and to celebrate around these parts even political activism can turn into a funk together a great example for that is what happened at hamburg castle in eighteen thirty two
it became the birthplace of the german movement for the marcos when it hosted a festival. castle is where the national black red and gold flag was hoisted for the first time in german history. in late may have eighteen thirty two it was carried up to the castle during the famous protest known as the humpback festival. the original is still here even though its colors and faded. washed would be after this is the first black red and gold flack which was carried at the humber festival in eight hundred thirty two bomb at the time it wasn't the german flag and germany as such didn't exist yet although people were demanding a federation the numbers five hundred if i came from the fact represented the fight
for freedom of opinion and right of press democracy and german unity he would it was carried up to hama castle in the long procession and then raised on the tower to symbolize liberty off the ice. thirty thousand people followed the call to troop up to the castle since political rallies were forbidden the people did the only thing they could they turned their protest into a festival with stalls music and carousels. you know if some schloss on boards and upwards to the council that's also the name of a permanent exhibition here the hump castle foundation takes as its theme the events associated with the hot festival. school classes and tourists from around the world the exhibition attracts ninety thousand visitors a year it's an interactive experience on the history and origins of the democracy
movement in germany. for a long time the council was a ruin then it reopened in two thousand and eight restored and with an award winning modern extension. it's now become a major attraction along the wind route. i'm still in the holes here too there's a fortified castle. now i want to check out report castle it's five hundred thirty five meters above sea level but it'll only take me eight minutes to get up there. that says. that. it's.
time now to leave the latin for at quite a trip to the caribbean this week meet a local takes us all the way to colombia that's where we're going to me. our
viewer mad. and he's going to show us around his home town. hello my name is marty more your gomez welcome to a beautiful country colombia. the city is unique because of the many flowers in the colonial style houses with. preserved for centuries and they knew the
variety of colors here. and. i spend my days on the streets of karachi now with my book that i'm a bit like a library on we have been the swipe at the i'm
always looking for. literature lovers so enjoy reading in these beautiful surroundings. it's interesting. because. the historical center of cotton while fascinates me most of all that. there's a story behind every interest i want all this color and history it's a unesco world heritage site but we wanted. to.
see you know that this is holy trinity square and they get some money out there. yes it's a very funky district where daily life is relaxed the children play on the square as a grandmother sit outside in the afternoon it's a way of people play dominoes and listen to music that. you're going to get some money offers popular culture and caribbean flair. and the prices are affordable that. i. can look at me if i want to enjoy the good me that i go to. in this restaurant you can sample the best of caribbean cuisine such as coconut rice and crispy pattern fried plantain it's no big. deal here.
i want to know why they're now next to the old town hall that the historical ramparts of from the colonial era it's a place for lovers where they whisper sweet nothings or recite poetry to each other so many people also just come here to relax. i'll say goodbye now and i hope you've enjoyed my book i wrote or of cartagena a window to the caribbean. continue our journey along the wine route we're off to. my team is a small charming wine growing village you'll find it in every travel guide the
town's entire center is classified as a historical monument. there's one where i come across and again and again. let's check one out and i'm not the only one looking for a little break this place looks really cozy. and does have plans if you happen to tell you do much for me why don't you sit down with me for a bit yeah. i think. this is the worst thing as well and what jerry. sandusky is this is a very nice place you have here but also in front of the door it says you're in. what exactly does that mean or. chaffed is a business run by a wine growers who sells their own wine as. their wine taverns are only open at
certain times of the year. when people. used to hang up a bunch of flowers or grape vines to mark when they were open even twenty years ago it's you now they hang out signs on to suddenly it's a good news to shoot it happen tyree the guy is in people who don't drink their wine from wine glasses behind glass this what's that about. salmon of the saw and i know what it's supposed to be drunk in a group can cast around the table this but many customers misunderstand that and drink it all by themselves they are surprised when they get tipsy but. we're still dimpling while our neighbors slowly but surely get the party started it . never going to go out on a limb and say that the mood in the room might be slightly wine and hands.
yes. drinking and driving is not a good combination and if you want to get to know the landscape the town and the wine makers why not go on foot following the faithful buying steak hiking trail. the floats a vine stagger collaton at one trail runs parallel to the wind bit from one hundred seventy two kilometers. of course a hiking trail that has the word wind in its name has to pass through towns associated with the great. the spot town of bad durkheim both a giant wine bar that houses a restaurant it's. going to start on the wine but it is also with
we're on our way to our last stop for a survey the fair bit wider close to london. everything under one roof all very modern with a big production plant and a wine bar with a lovely outdoor terence. dick fergie shows me the tanks that hold this year's wine. i mean here we have a kibbutz tahmina and you can see the yeast. condamine is it ready to drink think you can drink it you can smell it too historically smells really fresh and aromatic market. in the fall that men line growing is still very much a family affair dick lugar lee inherited the vineyard from his father eighteen years
ago. evergreen i think this is a stunning property really that's a battlefield apart from the rest of the region the modern design immediately catches the eye why did you go for this kind of style. and i'm bored with one growing is changing with the look to the rest of the world or people want to go out to the vineyards to enjoy the countryside through and. they prefer bright light to old time rustic and focused sellers. it's more fun to taste wine in a bright room and make it in these beautiful surroundings. by. lunch off you know should people but then what are the challenges for a modern wine grower they can go on to climate change past few years were all very different. lots of change we've had everything fine weather high humidity late frosts of the spring and frosts and lots of precipitation of extreme weather and we have to react specifically to that that's the challenge to deal with every year so
that the grapes flourish and ripen well last month and so what makes for a good year which factors have to come together to achieve an exceptionally good wine. like pulse it is good for our that's a good question the whole year has to be right for the rain the sun doing the work at the right time whether it's a tilling the soil pruning the vines or picking the grapes you have to have a real knack for doing the right thing at the right time and we think that if we think it's a two point four now i feel like the only right thing we can do right now is try a glass of your wife is good on that let's go. those. you have them are going to be slim do we have a reasoning the king of the white wine varieties in germany before let's start with that. why was i said why you never eastlink the king of white house wind of the germans love their riesling so much. grapes grow better in germany than anywhere
else in the world they develop the best a roman the best flavors one of those you know. so what does it smell like ok. but. he's looking at me like i'm completely wrong here is a peach yes or. a minute i once read you need to smile at least three things in a wine before trying it that's proving rather difficult with my rookie knows how to say i've detected something else like. honey because that would be. a point for me if i want to go on your way to becoming a part. practice makes perfect exactly it takes a lot of practice and that's what we're going to do practice the more. ok next up is our e-mail this time our viewer radio reaches us all the way from sri
night is falling over the wine route and the really lovely day is coming to an end . regardless of whether you choose to discover the wine route from start to finish or just a fraction of it you cannot go wrong it's beautiful anywhere and delicious the perfect destination for gourmets like me thank you so much for joining me on this trip and think time somewhere in germany.
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