On 14 November 1938 – shortly after the pogroms organized by the Nazi party the night of 9 November – the German authorities ban Jewish children to attend the schools. Our short film shows at the beginning previously unreleased film material of Berlin and Jewish students of a Berlin high school, which have been filmed in 1937 by the American film director Julien Bryan. In the thirties and especially before and after the Olympics of 1936, the Nazi regime is trying to show metropolitan normality to the outside world.
On the evening of 8th November 1923 Hitlers Nazi Party staged a coup in the Munich beer hall “Bürgerbräukeller” against the Bavarian government and the German Republic. The putsch was inspired by Benito Mussolini‘s March on Rome, from 22 to 29 October, 1922. Hitler and his associates planned to use Munich as a base for a march of armed insurgents on Berlin to bring down democracy in Germany. In this aim he did agree with influential leaders of the Bavarian government like Gustav von Kahr. In the Bürgerbräukeller Hitler could win von Kahr and others to support his actions. But the coup leaders had not reckoned with the determined resistance of the Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria Franz Matt of the Bavarian People’s Party. During the night Matt is able to bring loyal military and police units in position.
On 18 October 2013 the Hall of Liberation at Kelheim will be one hundred and fifty years old. It recalls the Battle of Leipzig of 1813. Our Cineflex HD aerial shots show the Hall of Liberation majestically enthroned on the Michelberg above the Danube river. And as well the town of Kelheim whose less impressive estates and industrial plants completely cover the Danube valley plain today.
In 1836, King Ludwig I. commissioned the architect Friedrich von Gärtner with the construction of the “sculptural monument” to commemorate the liberation of Germany from the reign of Napoleon. Gärtner planned an eighteen square dome, that should remember on the 18th of October 1813, on which the battle of the nations turned decisively. Friedrich von Gärtner died in 1847, five years after construction began. Leo von Klenze took over the project and submitted to King Ludwig I his “scathing critique” of Gärtners construction. The hall was replanned, and finally a circular building was realized that is completely independent of a shape without really having an antetype. The exterior facade was finally changed and built with 18 buttresses. These are surmounted by 18 colossal statues as allegories of German tribes. The construction of the hall lasted until 1863. Public monumental buildings were apparently subject to similar uncertainties as nowadays.
The city of Kelheim commemorates to the anniversary of the Hall of Liberation with a varied program.
The Archaeological Museum of the city of Kelheim shows until October 27 an exhibition of the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich. The original plans and drawings of the architects Friedrich von Gärtner and Leo von Klenze can be seen.
Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard are internationally well-known for their political achievements in the post-war period, the foundation of German democracy and economic recovery. Our video shows both of them exactly 50 years ago, when the Minister of Economic and Vice Chancellor Erhard was appointed as Chancellor of West Germany after Adenauer resigned.
And even Adenauer had a bit more time to play Boccia from that day on, he kept on playing an active role in German politics until his death. With 91 years and 3,5 months he ranks as the oldest Member of German Parliament as yet. Also Erhard adhered to politics up until old age – and it goes without saying that this holds true for his cigars as well.
Wildly controversial at first, today universally regarded as an emblem of the city of Berlin:
With the opening of the Berlin Philharmonic hall on October 15th in 1963, a long period without concert house came to an end for the music-loving Berlin citizens. It took almost 20 years from the destruction of the old philharmonic hall during World War II until the opening of the new building. After initial criticism, the new „Berliner Philharmonie“ (designed by Hans Scharoun) quickly became an example of modern architecture in Berlin and a symbol for the reconstruction of Germany after the war. Today, as an elementary part of the Berlin „Kulturforum“ and its vicinity to the Potsdamer Platz, the new Philharmonic hall still represents the modern Berlin – and has become a model for many others all over the world.
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Congratulations to the German Unity Day: freedom, peace and the civil rights of free citizens are basic conditions for happiness.
Do you like beer? And do you like singing? Then you will certainly love the Munich Oktoberfest – which even let’s you dance on a bench on top. And you are not alone: Each year, more than 6 million people visit the world’s biggest fair – being attracted by its large tents, oversized beer steins and Bavarian food, modern and iconic carrousels and (more or less) traditional Bavarian costumes.
As you can see in our clip from the 1960ies, not so much has changed since then… And like our parents, we are looking forward to end of September, when the Oktoberfest starts with the well known “Ozapft is!”
Apropos the Sixties: We are not only offering historical clips around the Oktoberfest, but around almost all important events during 1960 to 1969!
Have you ever been to Neuschwanstein Castle? If so, what do you remember the most? The great architecture, the lovely surroundings – or the vast amount of tourists from all over the world? If you think of the latter in the first place, then our new video is for you: We take you onto a flight over one of the most popular and beautiful places in the world. You have enough time to enjoy, nobody will jostle against you, there’s no need to buy any entry ticket or wait up to five hours in a queue. Like this, sight-seeing becomes a pure pleasure…
On August 15th 1961, East German soldier Conrad Schumann was the first to flee from the GDR – during the construction of the Berlin Wall. The photograph showing his jump over the barbwire is one of the most famous and widely known pictures of the cold war.
Join us for a flight over one of the most popular holiday locations in Europe: Bavaria. Certainly you already have some associations connected with the Southern part of Germany: Big lakes and mountains, nice little villages, a lot of cows and popular traditions. And yes, most of this is true 😉 But we will show you this lovely region from another perspective…