i've always wanted to show you around my hometown and speak a small city in the state of hessen in the heart of germany. there are more than 1000 have to merge houses here. and if you're lucky you'll hear the bells ringing at the marketplace. when i was born and spiegel was located on the fringe of the german federal republic germany's and our border ran only a few kilometers from here it separated has and to lincoln and germany and all of europe for that matter and to east and west but in 1909 the wall came down in berlin and the border between east germany and the federal republic was opened for the past 30 years no bigot has been at the heart of germany. today i want to take you on a little tour along the border between hassett and wellness and places that still bear witness to the cold war division of germany and that's a victim's animals find out what has changed since reunification turning a once heavily fortified death strip and so unattractive tourist destination. we'll visit a small town torn apart in the cold war. we'll check out bob castle one of the symbols of german reunif
it's gotten all its money back the last instalment interestingly enough just recently and the state of hessen in which we sit here in frankfurt is also interested in supplying additional funds to conjure a figure of german government federal government in berlin steps and after all is based here in frankfurt well the bridging loan being being just a bridging loan who could be interested in buying called or could they go on their own. well theoretically they could go on on their own they're a huge airline really and in contrast to many in the industry even in contrast to some of the so-called premium airlines or national carriers it's making a profit it's and it's been profitable for years used to be a part of lufthansa lufthansa sold it contra when its own way slipped under the wings of thomas cook and it's got $7000000.00 passengers per annum serving $75.00 destinations thousands of staff and it wouldn't really need an investor but i think thomas cook has to let it go in some way and the company that the that or the creditors will want money from the sale of a condo or so someone will snap i
begins on the other side in hessen close enough to touch but in cold war times in accessible. tells me that was directly in the restricted area the bridge was impassable. dance the bridge was a very important reason it's from the holy roman empire. it was on the via reg from likes to frankfurt. we liked it very much and we were able to cross it until 1952. my aunt lived in that house on the border and then that ended here. there were more and more fences built 1st a wire mesh fence and then a watch tower was built on the bridge and then everything was closed off. there was nothing around this cause it was like a no man's land. how did people try to escape through the data yes of course. very often my brother escaped in 1962 that he was a student and try back and he and his friends played jazz and that got them into trouble . so they swam across august 1 19140. try and say to did they succeed they made it yes and no member of 989 the border opened what was that like your family was reunited so was germany euphoria must have been immense i suppose that's the best of us it's the.
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