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    Breathtaking landscapes and colourful cultures: This documentary series takes us around the globe to the most interesting countries, to meet the most intriguing people and experience the most exciting adventures.Whether it's Canada by train or the Yenisei River by boat, Masovia, Italy, Australia or India, each...
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, French
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    This series portrays the most exciting and enticing travel destinations of the world, from the most popular tourist magnets to the most secret hideaways. Who doesn't want to explore the deepest jungles of Brazil or follow in the footsteps of the Sioux in South Dakota? From Southeast Asia to North Africa and Latin...
    • Market Premiere
    • Germany, 2016
    • German
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    “We preserve what we love. We love what we understand. We understand what we have learnt.”Under this motto, UNESCO has been protecting since 1972 as World Heritage meanwhile more than 800 unique natural and cultural sites throughout the world, such as the Taj Mahal in India, Australia’s Kakadu National Park or the...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, Spanish
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    The long-running documentary series 'By Train Through...' invites railway enthusiasts, lovers of romantic and adventurous train journeys and everyone else besides on a very special journey through the world. Unique railway lines, steam engines and super trains are the heart of the series: from top-class luxury...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, French
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    Dream Destination

    a film by Various

     
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    This series portrays the most exciting and enticing travel destinations of the world, from the most popular tourist magnets to the most secret hideaways.The latest films whisk viewers away to Tanzania, to the summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and to join the rangers in the Serengeti. The series...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2016
    • German
  • Canada’s National Parks

    a film by André Schäfer, Mechtild Lehning, Christian Cools, Viktor Apfelbacher, Markus Augé, Anna Steuber

     
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    Five-part series about the most spectacular national parks in Canada – from the far west to the east coast of the country.1. Gwaii Haanas – Wild Beauty in the Pacific2. Banff and the Rocky Mountains 3. Riding Mountain – Wilderness Island4. The Mingan Archipelago – A Hidden Treasure 5. Gros Morne – Newfoundland’s...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Alaska – Exploring the Wilderness

    a film by Peter Weinert

     
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    Alaska truly is the last frontier. The state offers an impressive, natural landscape and the means to explore it in comfort and style.Alaska is often called “the last frontier”, and truly the wilderness here starts right at the edge of town. Towns in Alaska always have a very special atmosphere; it is almost as if...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2016
    • German
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    Bazaars of the World

    a film by Various

     
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    Never-before-seen insights into the most beautiful bazaars in the world, offering oriental magic, sensuality and vibrant exuberance.European travelers have long been fascinated by the magic of Oriental bazaars, by the way they delight the senses and their vibrant exuberance. These portraits of the most beautiful...
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    American Rivers

    a film by Katja Esson

     
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    North America – a continent of daring and drastic extremes, of conquerors and visionaries, of untamed wilderness and feats of human engineering – and its rivers are a fascinating example. The US has the largest dams, the deepest locks, the longest canals and aqueducts in the world. Rivers have been modified and...
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Ghost towns are memorials to the past, witnesses in the present and fragments of the future. This five-part documentary series embarks on a 30,000-km long journey of discovery around the globe, investigating how they come to be. Can a small town in the south of Italy save itself from a slow demise? Can uninhabited...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, French
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    Treasures of the World - Special

    a film by Goggo Gensch

     
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    “We preserve what we love. We love what we understand. We understand what we have learnt.“ This is the motto under which UNESCO has been preserving what are, by now, 890 one-of-a-kind natural and manmade monuments around the world since 1972. The Treasures of Mankind series follows the UNESCO World Heritage List,...
    • narrated by Max Moor
    • Culture/Travel
    • SWR in Coproduction...
    • Germany, 2015
    • German
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    Exploring the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    a film by Cornelia Volk

     
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    This is the documentary of a journey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a gigantic network of roads, tracks and jungle paths that stretches well over 16,000 kilometers through many little-known corners of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Starting from Vinh in northern Vietnam, through to the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi...
    • Hoferichter & Jacobs
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, French
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    Today, a journey around the world needn't take 80 days. What’s been lost, however, in the quick pace of modern-day travel is the in-depth understanding of the history and culture of foreign lands and an appreciation for their uniqueness. Which is exactly what “Journeys Around The World” is dedicated to. We have...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    Let yourself be whisked away on a relaxing journey to the great sea baths of the world, hearkening back to an age of style and elegance, where the sounds and the smells of the sea surround you, combining the wonders of nature with a luxurious atmosphere...  1 new episode available now! Deauville,...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    The cult show “Romance of the Railways” presents railways and trains from across Europe and around the world in all their great diversity.Join the film crew on Argentina’s Train of the Clouds as it navigates one of the highest railway viaducts in the world at an elevation of 4152 meters above sea level, and on...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    This is a road movie, a journey to exotic cultures, and an adventure trek that takes us from jungle to desert, from mountain to plain: this five-part series leads us over land half way around the world – a journey through practically all vegetation zones and the most varied of cultures that the world has to offer....
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    China's Mythical Mountains

    a film by Stefanie Appel, Hans-Peter Weinert, Barbara Dickenberger

     
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    Every Chinese person wants to climb the Holy Mountains at least once in his life. With ancient legends in their heads, they wander breathtaking landscapes, up thousand step staircases and dizzying bridges to the highest peaks of China's mythical mountains. They have shaped Chinese culture for many centuries. The...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, French
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    Asian Festivals: Rituals, Ceremonies and Celebrations

    a film by Ulrike Bremer, Elke Werry, Stefanie Appel, Peter Weinert, Astrid Dermutz

     
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    Celebrations play a central role in people's lives in Asia. Much more than in Europe, the calendar is divided into festivities marking the cycle of seasons from summer to winter, the rainy months following the dry period, or celebrating the crops and harvest. Especially the New Year is celebrated with spectacular...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, French
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    This 6-part documentary series travels to the world’s most fascinating island paradises. We meet people who introduce us to the history, culture and nature of their native islands. Portugal's Island Worlds - Madeira and the Azores(HD) Poor, Rich Rodrigues – Island Paradise with a Future (HD) Maldives – Pearls in...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2013
    • German
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    Dream Cities

    a film by Ute Brucker

     
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    Istanbul and Venice - their glittering past, unique locations and mysterious atmosphere, full of history and stories have made both cities legendary. Both lie on and in the water, lapped by the waves of canals and the sea, and both have developed their own special architectural and design culture. Both cityscapes...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2013
    • German
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    Full Steam Ahead Through Brazil

    a film by Peter Weinert

     
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    The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is home to tropical landscapes and impressive colonial cities. The highlights of this journey of discovery include the trip on a 100-year old paddle steamer on the Rio São Francisco and that on an even older steam train, from São João del-Rei to Tiradentes. The filmmakers also...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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    Returning Wild Oasis

    a film by Heribert Schöller

     
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    In large parts of Europe there is often no room for nature. Sometimes, however, nature takes form in the very places that humans have been using for special purposes – for example, in large mining areas or in military training areas. These habitats are closed to the general public. For many animals and plants this...
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English, French
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    Bavaria – A View from the Heavens

    a film by Rudi Neuwardt

     
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    For 18 months, a film crew in a helicopter filmed the Free State of Bavaria from above. This undertaking has resulted in 8 films full of extraordinary, high-quality aerial footage which present the seven Bavarian administrative districts and their landscapes in the context of their rich, and also their religious,...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2012
    • No linguistic content
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    Caucasus and Central Asia expert Peter Gysling takes the audience along the legendary Silk Road, encountering multifaceted cultures, passing through magnificent landscapes and conveying the charm and myth of travelling on the historic trade route. The episodes:1   From Venice, Italy to Trabzon, Turkey 2   From...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2012
    • German
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    Gardens Around the World (Compilation)

    a film by Gabriele Imhof-Weber

     
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    “Gardens Around the World” takes the viewers along on a journey to the most special, almost magical places. They all have one thing in common: they enchant their visitors with their fascinating lavishness, their elaborate green aesthetics and their respective chapter of cultural history which articulates itself...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German