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Cettina erklärt - Pfingsten View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany South German

Cettina talks about the German traditions that take place on Pentecost and Whit Monday.

Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Einbürgerungstest - Part 18 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Here is a final set of questions from the German citizenship test, covering topics ranging from employment to children's welfare.

Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Einbürgerungstest - Part 17 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In this segment, topics related to marriage, religion, and discrimination in Germany are discussed.

Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Einbürgerungstest - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

What countries did the "Gastarbeiter" come to Germany from? At what time do Germany's compulsory "quiet hours" begin every night? Answers to these questions and more in this segment from the German citizenship test.

Bundesländer und ihre Spezialitäten - Baden-Württemberg - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany South German

Cettina and Sarah prepare a typical dish from the region of Swabia. Maultaschen are like German ravioli, and are served either fried or in broth.

Bundesländer und ihre Spezialitäten - Baden-Württemberg - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany South German

Cettina and Sara talk about Baden-Württemberg, a federal state in the south of Germany that has a number of defining geographical features and cultural hallmarks.

Terra X, Natur und Geschichte - Woher kommen die Farben Schwarz-Rot-Gold? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Have you ever wondered why the colors of the German flag are black, red, and gold? In explaining how this came to be, this video offers a brief summary of how Germany became one united country.

Hamburg 1946/47 - Wiederaufbau

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Historical footage shows the destruction and rebuilding of the city of Hamburg after the end of World War II.

Das Mittelalter im Südwesten - Ritter und Burgen - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In the Middle Ages, people were resourceful when it came to battles. A group of scholars has worked to recreate medieval explosives and weaponry at Coburg Fortress in Upper Franconia.

Das Mittelalter im Südwesten - Ritter und Burgen - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

How did medieval castles in Germany defend themselves? And why were they built the way they were? This video takes us through a castle like those we often see in films.

25 Jahre Wiedervereinigung - Ampelmännchen wird Einheitsmännchen

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Did you know that the traffic lights in East Berlin had a different figure? Not only have they now been adopted in West Berlin, but a new three dimensional "Ampelmännchen" has now been created for the anniversary of Germany's unification.

Berlin - Hauptstadt des vereinten Deutschland View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

As a young capital city, Berlin is celebrated for the unique architecture of its government buildings. Enjoy this chance to see some of the features that attract ten thousand visitors every day.

25 Jahre Mauerfall - Radtour durch die Geschichte View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany Berlinian

Twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall: Peter Barsch lived in East Germany and, as a young man, spent time in prison because of his attempts to flee to the West. These days he tells his story while conducting bicycle tours through the capital. Sehr interessant!

Filmtrailer - Günter Grass - Die Blechtrommel View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

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Günter Grass's novel "The Tin Drum" was published in 1959 and remains one of the most important examples of German post-war literature. On the occasion of Grass's death at 87 years of age, we are offering you this short trailer for Volker Schlöndorff's film adaptation.

25 Jahre Mauerfall - Bürger Lars Dietrich erinnert sich View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, and entertainer Bürger Lars Dietrich tells us how it was as an East German citizen to experience the event. (video copyright dpa)

Das Ostel - Über Nacht zurück in der DDR

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Spending the night "Back in the DDR": it's colorful, unique, and above all, retro! Those who missed the GDR or perhaps want to relive the experience, can now stay the night in the Hotel Ostel! (video copyright dpa)

Berlin - Hotel Adlon feiert 15 Jahre Neueröffnung View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

When people close their eyes and think about Berlin, what do they see? The Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, East Berlin's Television Tower... and the storied Hotel Adlon! Among this luxury hotel's prominent guests, these include, among others, the Queen of England and the King of Pop himself - Michael Jackson. Viel Spaß beim Zuschauen!

DDR-Fernsehen - Die letzten Sendeminuten des DFF am 31.12.1991

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The last minutes of the TV station DFF in East Germany were not, as one might expect, with political speeches of has-been politicians, but a full costume spectacle and Schlager-filled extravaganza worthy of a 1960s Las Vegas TV special. Enjoy!

Rhein-Main-TV aktuell - Neue Gedenkstätte an der EZB View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The basement underneath the new location of the European Central Bank was a central collection point for the deportation of 10,000 Frankfurt Jews in the Holocaust. The architects describe how they conceived this new memorial. A video from rheinmaintv.

Historisches Flugzeug - Berlin bekommt Rosinenbomber wieder

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

An original DC-3 Rosinenbomber still stands in Berlin and is remembered particularly fondly by American pilot Gail Halvorsen. It was once a major attraction, flying visitors and residents alike over the capital city. Now a major restoration project is underway and the airplane will soon fly again. A video from the dpa.

Karl-Marx-Haus - Museum in Trier

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx, draws thousands of visitors every year. The most prominent foreign visitors are, interestingly enough, the Chinese. Their goal is the Museum Karl-Marx-Haus. (video copyright dpa)

Rhein-Main-TV aktuell - In Gedenken an Anne Frank View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

What questions would you have for Holocaust victim Anne Frank if you could interview her today? What kind of artwork would you make to memorialize her life? These are the kinds of questions that pupils are asking at the Anne Frank Educational Institute in Frankfurt, and inside its roving exhibit on nationwide tour.

„Mini-Marxe“ - In Trier

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

These red figures are not mutated garden gnomes, they are the founding father of Communism, Karl Marx! Artist Ottmar Hörl from Nuremberg created 500 of these statues to celebrate Marx's 195th birthday.

Aufklärung der NSU-Verbrechen - SPD fordert Sonderkommission

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

A string of Murders in the first decade of the 2000s by the Neonazi terrorist group NSU has left Germany reeling in a scandal which has yet to be resolved: Why did the constitutional authorities stop an investigation by Hessian police into the murders, and why were clues as to the racist motivation for the murders covered up?

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