tv Check-in Deutsche Welle October 27, 2019 1:30am-2:01am CET
today's journey takes me to one of the warmest and lovely is regions in germany the german wine route. 85 kilometers long and winds through the latin it's been. the sign bearing a bunch of graves shows me the way. the . wind is very important around these parts the polack in it is germany 2nd biggest wine growing area there are over 23000 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 sing and savor and the poll latin it and here is
a little taste of what's the cup. trip to hum. castle the birthplace of german democracy. a hike along the. hiking trail. and one of our viewers shows us around his hometown in columbia got back into. the wind gauge inch in the question but this is where the german wind 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 that's chiseled
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 vintner association and 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 the german wire out there are a couple of places that have a legendary reputation and that them here are a couple recommendations for you. in the. us they're all the wine festivals more than 200 take place on the platform that's between april and november 1 of the best known as the german wine harvest festival in one shot always in october because floats lots of music.
and even more why. parco kinds of 1st mocked 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 600000 visitors it's the world's largest. diverse time is especially attractive to the rich and famous. venerable old wine or is. and up market restaurants. prominent politicians have played a role in pulling in celebrity is former chancellor helmut kohl used to invite the eyepiece from around the world to eat with him at the di just where he was a regular. the wine route 85 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 book it hosts a chestnut festival of those sorts of dishes made from them. from chestnut burgers. to chestnut bridge and chestnut confectionery. and as an accompaniment what else nice glass of wine. in the old so intently to book and fuller and little adventure.
is the fairy. romantically. book by self a segue tour through the vineyards 1st a quick introduction to my trusty steed. hold tight to transfer your weight don't your toes slightly forwards this is the weird. thing the transfer your way to refuse to break that was how you moved to steer it up but i didn't move yes you did. and off we go. after 20 minutes we reach our destination. thanks to.
it was commissioned by bavarian king loued fish back when the polack net was still part of bavaria his former summer residence is now a popular destination among daytrippers. the perfect finish to our tour picnic in the vineyard. of. the world. with wine and the owl mark and pig stomach. this i have to try it's a regional specialty. but. the muscle is a. little. 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 magnet him up the pig stomach as always stuffed with right ingredients pork will bacon a balanced meet hot potato he's always in it and margarine that's very important. is all have their own secret recipe and ask for seasonings omari and. it's all magnified not you know and you produce the wine to match the now it's like actually drinking a cup or it's time you know i mean it's a variety that's typical of what interview the book. has one of the world's oldest menards it's over 400 years old and of course it's stocked with covered scummy divines. who really gets from you know the when bush grouped. 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 $1832.00 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 1st time in german history. in late may have 1832 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 have faded. in school what would be after this is the 1st black red and gold flak which was carried at the humber festival in $832.00 bam 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 500 after the fact represented the fight for freedom of opinion and try to press democracy and germany unity he wanted it was carried up to hammer castle in the long procession and then raised on the tower to symbolize liberty to the. 30000 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 onwards and upwards to the castle that's also the name of a permanent exhibition here the humbucker castle foundation takes as its theme the events associated with the festival. school classes and tourists from around the
world the exhibition attracts $90000.00 visitors a year it's an interactive experience on the history and origins of the democracy movement in germany. for a long time the castle was a ruin and then it reopened in 2008 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 take out to reboard castle it's 535 meters above sea level but it'll only take me 8 minutes to get up there. that says it's a. good. time
now to lean the latin for a quick trip to the caribbean this week me the local takes us all the way to colombia that's where we're going to meet our viewer month the new do yoga mat and he's going to show us around his hometown back in. court on you know me alone my name is monte moyo gomez welcome to a beautiful country colombia because i know you were from florida is the city is
unique because of the many flowers he's looking dollhouses with. and by which i can preserve for centuries the among the new the variety of commerce here. and. i spend my days on the streets of qatar you know with my book that they i'm a bit like a library on we have been his wife i'm always looking for reading literature lovers so enjoy reading in these beautiful surroundings. it's interesting to. look at. the historical center of cottontails fascinates me most of all that. there's a story behind every interest they do with all this color and history it's a unesco world heritage site but we wanted.
to. note that this is holy trinity square and they get some of. the. district where daily life is relaxed the children play on the square grandmothers sit outside in the afternoon it's a way of people play dominoes and listen to music. or you're going to get some money offers popular culture and caribbean plan. and the prices are affordable that. i. can look at i will come if i want to enjoy a good mayor that i go turn to in this restaurant you can sample the best of
caribbean cuisine such as coconut rhinestone crispy particle fried plantain it's that no. if i want to know what i am going on next to the old town hall the historical ramparts of qatar from the colonial era it's a place for lovers where they whisper sweet nothings or recite poetry to each other . 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. it 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 word i come across again and again. let's check one out and i'm not the only one looking for a little grain this place looks are really cosy. and they have peers if you happen to do much for me why don't you sit down with me for a bit. i think. 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 a bit soft what exactly does that mean. and.
is a business run by a wine growers who sells their own wine as is. also their wind turbines 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 20 years ago it's you now they hang out signs on to suddenly it's up to so. it happened time i think i have seen people who don't drink their wine from wine glasses being hind glasses what's that about. going out of the saw and i know what it's supposed to be drunk in a group and cast around the table but many customers misunderstandings and drink it all by themselves then are surprised when they get tipsy and. we're still nibbling while our neighbors slowly but surely get the party started it. is there when i'm going to go out on
a limb and say that the mood of the room might be slightly wine and hands. drinking and driving is not a good combination at all if you want to get to know the landscape the town and the wine makers why not go on foot following the faith of buying steak hiking trail. the folks of vine started collecting that one trail runs parallel to the wind route for 172 kilometers. of course a hiking trail that has the word wind in its name has to pass through towns associated with the great. spot town of durkheim vosa john one part of the house a restaurant. noir
we're on our way to our last stop for today the fair game winery close to land. everything and. or one roof very modern with a big production plant and a wine bar with a lovely outdoor terence. dick shows me the tanks that hold this year's wine. we have a kibbutz to mina and you can see the east. what is it ready to drink think you can drink it you can smell it to me has already smells really fresh and aromatic. in the poll that meant wine growing is still very much
a family affair dick lugar lee inherited the vineyard from his father 18 years ago . evergreen i think really this is a stunning property really that's about all fall apart from the rest of the region the modern design immediately catches the eye why did you go for this kind of style . but i'm probably 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 unfocused salads. it's more fun to taste wine in a bright room and make it in these beautiful surroundings that would be. launched off you know should people but then what are the challenges for a modern wine grower that can go on to climate change past 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 extreme weather and we have to react specifically to that that's the challenge to deal with every year so that the great 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 the good of our that's a good question but it's basically the whole year has to be right for the rain the sun doing the work at the right time whether it's the 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 i'd as lief if you could to what for now i feel like the only right thing we can do right now is try a glass of your wife good on that let's go. oh. yeah the mind into the sling do we have the king of the white wine varieties in germany before let's start with that. why was i said why you never use ling the king of
wine also wind of the germans love their riesling so much. the sling 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 if you say you know each yes or. no my goodness i once read you need to smile at least 3 things in a wine before trying it but proving rather difficult with my rookie knows that i've detected something else like. honey because that would be. a point for me if i want to meet you on your way to becoming a part. practice makes perfect exactly it takes
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