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tv   Der Tag  Deutsche Welle  December 27, 2020 11:00pm-11:16pm CET

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says. the european population felt that it was important to be watched and to stay dry tries to glide. exclusion and contempt culminated in forced sterilization under the nazis for. this documentary examines the few traces that remain of their existence he called them the children . storage genuine real events on d. w. . this is the w. news and these are our top stories the european union has officially launched its covert 19 a mass vaccination campaign the elderly and hope workers are at the front of the line those who received their shots 1st have reacted emotionally most e.u. states are receiving an initial batch of $10000.00 doses of the bio on tech pfizer
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vaccine for their supplies are expected in the new year. hundreds of migrants stranded in bosnia have spent a 4th night in freezing temperatures the united nations and other agency agencies are appealing to the authorities to find alternative shelter they warn that people will die without urgent action the camps the migrants were living in burns down. rescue workers in iran have ended their search for survivors after a series of deadly avalanches 12 people have been killed by snowslides in the mountains north of the capital to. force range where the avalanches struck is a popular weekend destination for hiking and climbing authorities say many visitors had ignored weather warnings. this is the news from berlin follow us on twitter and instagram at student news or visit our website dot com.
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welcome to this special edition of check in our final episode for this year the coronavirus made going on holiday this summer of 2020 unique challenge but our check and presenter set out to try and get a feel for them and. spent some time in berlin and also travel to the car valley where she paid a visit to heidelberg a favorite destination of visitors to germany. lukash de gette made his way to the baltic sea just want lots of other germans in the summer of 2020.
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our tour today begins in berlin. summer and berlin. river boats on the ship lay. people drawn alec doors by the warm sunshine. cafes and parks in the city are full even occasionally too full according to some of. the brandenburg gate berlin's most popular landmark is pretty crowded too. almost normal and still this year everything is different. the corona crisis has changed the world and our lives including tourism after lock down and travel restrictions brought roland to a standstill earlier this year visitors are slowly starting to trickle back in but what kind of an experience are they in for today we'll find out. after the
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city was essentially closed to visitors for a couple of weeks a sense of normality is slowly returning to berlin after the lockdown people seem to want to travel again. i don't mind wearing a mask and even if it's not mandatory to wear them outdoors in germany i believe we need to look out for each other. robot reland in the middle of a pandemic how so as in book one very simple we come from hamburg we've pumped our kids with grandma and grandpa for 48 hours and berlin's within easy reach but we wanted to see something recently. from the czech republic. your heart here just for a day i say like 8 hours plus out here what are you planning to see everything really we're just going to see the brandenburg gate then maybe to consistent in the tag we almost we've just had a look around the city center now we'd like to take in a few sites maybe take a trip on the straight tomorrow. is what is your experience been like so far does
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it feel weird. it's empty or the names. otherwise quite a bit more relaxed when you walk around outside on the other hand it's a little annoying with the face masks when you go in somewhere but that's how it has to be. i know it's a little bit dangerous but reprove like. us who we really care for so whatever we. apparently most of the tourists are just here for a short trip i'll move on to alex on the block i want to take the opportunity and visit this impressive building the t.v. tower due to social distancing roles only a reduced number of visitors is allowed to enter these days so it won't be too crowded at the top. of. the t.v. tower was inaugurated in 1969 a pristine project for g.d.r. leaders and to this day germany's highest building the interior is listed for
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preservation. in only 40 seconds iraq is to 203 meters. and then i've got the whole world well at least at my feet. the newly rebuilt berlin palace the reichstag and the cathedral i could stand here and look for hours. ringback ringback ringback ready ready and will go even higher at 207 meters there's a restaurant the best part the entire room rotates a full 360 every 30 minutes i behind one of these windows.
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from my coffee in the clouds i cross over to the nearby museum island another number lends tourist highlights of the illegal. uliana. war where is the. little. life arranged to meet with christian 10 for a visit berlin the city's tourism organization has that is your chance what's open right now in berlin and what's not but the month a very good thing to visit at the moment would be the museums the restaurants are open again too and the hotels are ready to open what's not shown yet are larger events all the trade fair activity is still on hold and other events are of course very very limited because it's common are tourists coming to berlin or is there some has a tens and there are far fewer visitors were at
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a level between 10 and 20 percent of what we have this time last year but they're coming mainly from within. germany because there still aren't many flights many of them come by car so there are a completely different type of people and. we've heard what would be your tip for a perfect summer day in berlin. is that more i would hop on a bicycle in the morning and take a nice bike tour it's easier to do that now firstly we have less traffic than usual and secondly we've got pop art or temporary bike trails but i hope they'll stay where they offer a very relaxed kind of ride especially for people who aren't used to riding bikes we have lots of parks and gardens and great bike trails you can use rudolph. around noon i'd be sitting in a beer garden on the proprietors have had some fantastic ideas and the senate's been very generous about allowing tables on the sidewalks in the afternoon i go to a museum and in the evening i'd most like to take in a movie at the couture forum and enjoy the panorama of the illuminated potsdamer
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platz. that clowns like a lovely day thanks for the chat my pleasure. not all museums have reopened yet and for those that have visitors may have to buy tickets in advance for a certain time slot. i'll stroll a while longer among the history rich buildings of the museum island which by the way is listed as a unesco world heritage site. the over bound bridge connecting the fritters time and cards berg neighborhoods is a good place to wind up my corona summer day in berlin. sometimes berlin makes it hard to believe that we're in the middle of a pandemic the city's unique spirit remains unchanged.
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our next destination was heidelberg. a centuries old bridge below. and enchanting old town in between. and a romantic castle altogether they make for one of germany's most popular destinations. i start by climbing the so-called philosopher's power following in the footsteps of long gone students and scholars from heidelberg university today local people and visitors alike take this pound. from the top to get the best view of the city. however it is very high up on the to do list for anyone visiting germany this summer though the coronavirus pandemic has kept many travelers away what does that
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mean for locals and for tourists who like me do manage to come what's the city like without the masses of visitors let's find out. and highly very palace is a must today it's a ruin but it's the ghostly air of mortality that makes up its charm. the castle was closed for 3 months in spring because of the lockdown now it's open to visitors again. but to make sure our cameras didn't slow them down we got a special tour. and it started off with an important announcement. i'm afraid to guess we'll have to when most extruding the tool i wanted to ask if it's alright with you if i take mine off. i'll keep my distance and you'll be able to understand me much better off the act our shore no problem. of that yes then
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i'll take it off his jeans and off we get the nose out of that one. the arrows a point the way for visitors because again a bag of that gives me a quick rundown of the highlight castles history. starting in the 13th century it was the residence of the prince a letter of the latin and each successor renovated and expanded it according to his own taste and wishes. 'd it was destroyed again and again the last time by french troops in the 17th century in the 19th century preservation work on the ruins and a partial reconstruction commenced the palace of prince a letter frederick the 4th normally some of the inside birds are open for viewing but now there are also closed due to the virus. that if one of a few really cursed $200.00 not fewer visitors to heidelberg most of the ones we do
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have come from germany and we can out of that but the americans in the stations aren't coming so it's picking up now we've noticed. we don't give nearly as many tours as we used to. but what's a real shame is that normally the heidelberg castle theatre festival is held here in the council yard they rehearse here and that's always nice to watch for us to encompass all that's being cancelled and it's really a shame if it's a seshat a. kind of birds old town feels almost deserted maybe it's the rain but perhaps it's also the corona crisis. to answer that question i meet up with my t.l. shima managing director of hydra back marketing.
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mr sheen where a walking across the square is here and. heidelburg how would you say the numbers of tourists has changed compared to this time last year that's. in january and february we had 14 percent more overnight stays even though the pandemic was already known to be on the way but the figure struck rapidly in march and april we had cancellations of up to 100 percent and in the hotels and restaurants were devoid of life they closed up as required and it was eerie what you did and yes how does a visitor figures look right now looking around we can see there are some activity of course many germans are here but how many visitors have come from abroad to come and. we won't leave people out in the rain we've allowed the restaurant owners to expand their outdoor seating with no extra charge for patrons are supposed to sit inside and fairly close together like some of these toys and
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you can see the effects by the increase in tourists. for a beautiful city and we profit from it hyderabad is a hot spot and we've always benefited from domestic tourism in general this most of the 70 percent of our overnight guests are domestic tourists so of course that's a nice little bonus. untruthful in theory but in the absence of the international tourism the whole atmosphere is a bit more relaxed is the best for the visitors coming here now that they can take it as the year and enjoy the city. yes and no we're missing the international visitors title bags always been an international city that comes from the university and many of the students haven't returned here yet just because the borders are close to the international element is missing now in height of their. their aims finally let up at least for a little while and right away the old bridge over the neck i live in.


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