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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 see and savor and the whole latin it and here is a little taste of what's the. trip to humbucker castle the birthplace of german democracy. hike along the. hiking trail. and one of our viewers shows us around his hometown in colombia got back into.
the wind gauge inch in the left and 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 look in vain for a reminder of the gates dark past. nowadays the line gate belongs to a vintner association and set up a wine shop and restaurant here. i have 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. in the. first there are 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 noise stopped in october because floats lots of music. and even more why. go kinds of 1st 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 600000 visitors it's the world's largest. tide this time is especially attractive to the rich and famous.
venerable old wiener is. kind of market restaurants. prominent politicians have played a role in pulling him celebrity his former chancellor helmut kohl to swim by the eyepiece from around the world to eat with him as the guy just where he was a regular. from. the wind route his 85 kilometers long. can be covered 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 bridge and chestnut
confectionery. and as an accompaniment to what else nice glass of wine. in a also intense heat book and fuller and little adventure. is the very real. mantic plate. book by self a segway tour through the vineyards 1st a quick introduction to my trusty steed. hold tight to transfer your weight don't your toes getting slightly forwards this is the weird. transfer your weight to your heels 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 moved a step back when the poll last night was still part of bavaria his former summer residence is now a popular destination among daytrippers. the perfect finish to our tour a picnic in the vineyard. with
wine and. pig stomach. this i have to try it's a regional specialty. but that's right the muslims are. in the. that's anything i didn't expect it to taste like this what then and there's a lot going on in there let's take a look at how i. felt my going to the pig stomach as always stuffed with right ingredients pork or bacon a bind meet potatoes always in it and margarine that's very important. my book is all have that secret recipe and as for seasonings omari on. a firefight not on a map and you produce the wine to match can now get someone actually drinking a cup or it's time you know i mean it's
a variety that's typical for who would 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 stymie divines told me not to really think it's coming or 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 indulge 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 and 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 hump festival. original is still here even though its colors and faded. flag the after this is the 1st black red and gold flak which was carried at the humber festival in $832.00 family had the time it wasn't the german flag and germany as such didn't exist yet although people were demanding a federation one of the 500 if i came for the flag represented the fight for freedom of opinion and the press democracy and german unity he wanted it was carried up to hama castle in the long procession and then raised on the tower to symbolize liberty off the ice by. 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 hom 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 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
time now to leave the last minute 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 home town got him. to move. around you know me alone my name is monte moyo gomez welcome to a beautiful country colombia. was from florida the city is unique because of the many flowers he's looking though neal style houses with a mountain it's sort of my things and by which i mean preserved for centuries and then you know the variety of commerce here. and. i spend my days on the streets of cars i hang out with my book that they i'm a bit like a library and we also have a new swipe at the i'm always looking for a read literature lover so enjoy reading in these beautiful surroundings.
it's interesting. because i think the historical center of carter well fascinates me most of all. there's a story behind every interest but with all this color and history it's a unesco world heritage site but you want to. think. you know that this is holy trinity square and they get someone. out there. yes it is a bunker district where daily life is relaxed children play on a 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 off as popular culture and caribbean flair. and the prices are affordable that. if i want to enjoy a good meal 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 that no big. deal here. that will happen right 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. also goodbye now and i hope you've enjoyed my book i wrote or of cartagena a window to the caribbean. let's continue our journey along the wine route we're off to. martine 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 a 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 piers if you happen to do much for me why don't you sit down with me for a bit. of this is the. time to sit down with an f well i would seriously. send out this 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 or with a little. bit chuffed is a business run by a wine growers who sells their own wine as. their wind turbines are only open at certain times of the year. 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 a good was. it happened time i think i have seen people who don't drink their wine
from wine glasses behind glasses what's that about wisdom about salmon of the soil and i know when it's supposed to be drunk in a group and cast around the table but many customers misunderstand that and drink it all by themselves they are surprised when they get tipsy and. worse still dimpling while our neighbors slowly but surely get the party started it . i'm going to go out on a limb and say that the mood in the room might be slightly wine and hands. there. drinking and driving it's 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 fields of fine stagger collaton at one trail runs parallel to the wind bit from 172 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 dirk kuyt both a giant wine bar the house a restaurant. going to start on the one that is also where the hiking trail. so i was hung by. just. that it's up to the summit of the cone it the 2nd highest peak of the calatinus a 673 meters. one pos lots of consuls uphill and downhill.
a lovely outdoor tears. dick fergie shows me the tanks that hold this year's wine. i mean here we have a kibbutz tahmina you can see the yeast. condiment is it ready to drink think you can drink it you can smell it too has already smells really fresh and aromatic. in the fall that men line growing is still very much a family affair really inherited the vineyard from his father 18 years ago. evergreen i think really this is a stunning property really sets of a self 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 probably one growing is changing with the look to the rest of the world people want to go out to the vineyards to
enjoy the countryside through and. they prefer bright light to old time rustic and . it's more fun to taste wine in a bright room and make it in these beautiful surroundings. you. launch off you know those who people but then what are the challenges for a modern wine grower they can go on to climate change the past few years were all very different. lots of change we've had everything of fine weather high humidity late frosts of the spring and frosts and lots of precipitation and 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 healthy this is good for our that's a good question basically the whole year has to be right for the rain the sun doing
the work at the right time whether it's 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 good to. be like the only right thing we can do right now is try a glass of your wife is good on that let's go. you have to mind him of the flu here we have 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 wines wind of the germans love their riesling so much. grapes grow better in germany than anywhere else in the west 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 h h yes or. no my dear i once read you need to smile at least 3 things in a wine before trying it but it's proving rather difficult with my rookie knows. i've detected something else like. honey that made. a point for me if i want to meet you on your way to becoming a pro. you practice makes perfect exactly it takes a lot of practice and that's what we're going to do practice some more. ok next up is our e-mail this time our viewers video reaches us all the way from sri lanka enjoy. the.
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