Die Deutschen — Die Wege der Deutschen The wa…

Die Deutschen — Die Wege der Deutschen

The way of Germans. Docu in German with English subtitles on our history of the last 1200 years, 1 hour, 28 mins.

„Neben dem Streben nach Einheit ging es immer auch um “Vielfalt” auf deutschem Boden. Sehr unterschiedliche Kulturen trafen in der Mitte Europas aufeinander, fanden erst nach und nach zu einem Miteinander. Von Anfang an prägte der Föderalismus die deutsche Geschichte und wies Wege, die Teile und das Ganze zu verbinden. Erbitterte religiöse und ideelle Konflikte waren nur durch gegenseitige Toleranz zu lösen. Zudem zeigt der Film, dass deutsche und europäische Belange nie voneinander zu trennen waren. Die Lage in der Mitte des Kontinents, die Verbindungen zu den Nachbarn, die gegenseitigen Abhängigkeiten, die Erfahrung der Kriege, von denen die schlimmsten von Deutschland ausgingen – immer war und ist auch Europa gemeint, wenn von “den Deutschen” die Rede ist. Historisch spannt der Film den Bogen bis zum Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts, bezieht die Zeit der Weltkriege, der NS-Diktatur, des Kalten Krieges und der deutschen Teilung mit ein, führt vor Augen, warum es so lange dauerte, bis die historischen Ziele vereinbar waren: Die Einheit der Deutschen in Freiheit und in Frieden mit den Nachbarn in Europa.“

Das Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century p…

Das Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century palace. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, Maximilian II. It is located in Hohenschwangau near Füssen, which is part of the county of Ostallgäu in Bayern (Bavaria): Southern Germany, near the border with Austria.

Keep reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenschwangau_Castle

Großefehn (East Frisian Low Saxon: Grootfehn) …

Großefehn (East Frisian Low Saxon: Grootfehn) is a municipality consisting of 14 villages in the district of Aurich in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northwestern Germany. It is situated about 10 km southeast of Aurich.

Till Eulenspiegel is the protagonist of a Germ…

Till Eulenspiegel is the protagonist of a German chapbook from 1515 (a first edition of circa 1510/12 is preserved fragmentarily) with a possible background in earlier Middle Low German folklore.

Eulenspiegel is a native of Braunschweig (Brunswick) whose picaresque career takes him to many places throughout the Holy Roman Empire. He plays practical jokes on his contemporaries, especially scatological in nature, exposing vices at every turn. His life is set in the first half of the 14th century, and the final chapters of the chapbook describe his death from the plague of 1350. His name translates to “owl mirror”, and the frontispiece of the 1515 chapbook, as well as his alleged tombstone in Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein, display the name in rebus writing, by an owl and a hand mirror. Retellings of the Eulenspiegel tradition have been published in modern literature, since the later 19th century. Notably, The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak by Charles De Coster (1867) transfers the character to the context of the Protestant Reformation and the Dutch Revolt. The Ulenspiegel (modern Dutch: Tijl Uilenspiegel) from this novel became a symbol of Flemish independence. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till_Eulenspiegel

Aurich in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northe…

Aurich in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany. Its beginnings as a town date back to the 13th century, when „Aurechove“ was first mentioned in a document. In 1517, it was rebuilt after an attack and the town center was established — it is still in place today. In 1539, Aurich was made the county capital. Ostfriesland (East Frisia) was inherited by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1744. After the Prussian Army was defeated, Aurich became part of the Kingdom of Holland in 1808. In 1810, the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France and Aurich was made the capital of the department Ems-Oriental of the French Empire. After Napoleon was defeated in 1814, it passed to the Kingdom of Hannover in 1815, then was annexed by Prussia in 1866 and made part of the Province of Hannover. After WW2, it became part of the new state of Lower Saxony and this is what it has been since.

Das Schloss Moyland is a moated castle in Bedb…

Das Schloss Moyland is a moated castle in Bedburg-Hau in the district of Kleve, one of the most important neo-Gothic buildings in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Its name derives from the Dutch word Mooiland („beautiful country"), which was probably coined by the Dutch workers the former owner Jacob van den Eger had brought in to drain the surrounding wetlands. The building is now primarily a museum devoted to exhibiting the world’s largest collection of work by artist Joseph Beuys. It’s a popular destination on the Lower Rhein. https://www.moyland.de/