Traumprinz in Farbe (2003)

Pretty blond Clara Arnold works for a newspaper in picturesque Lüneburg, just outside Hamburg in northern Germany. Being single, she firmly believes that some day she will meet the man of her dreams. She shares her flat with her rather chaotic sister Meike, chronically broke, who is trying to fix her up with Leonard, a good-looking, successful young man, who has been pursuing her for quite some time. But then Clara picks up the wrong pictures at the photo shop and falls head over heels in love with the handsome stranger on the pictures. It is Ben Ivaldi, a furniture designer – but it takes Clara some time and several approaches to get to know him. Further complications arise when her boss, a rather unpleasant lady from the big city, also falls for Ben, and Ben’s former girlfriend Lena, who dumped him for a job in Italy, returns to claim him back.

Another movie for the students of German in the group. Light and fluffy, not too complicated, set in Lüneburg, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany, 1 hour 30 mins, auf Deutsch.


30 minute docu auf Deutsch on the tourist and gastronomy situation on the German island of Spiekeroog – now that we have had some really hot summers in Germany, more people than usual stay in Germany for holidays instead of going to some other (hot) country, and the North German islands and beach locations are getting more and more popular. This has an impact on local restaurants and shops as they try to cope with increased traffic.


Nordenham in the Wesermarsch district of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany, sits at the mouth of the Weser river on the Butjadingen peninsula on the Nordsee (North Sea). The large seaport of Bremerhaven is located on the other side of the river. The Midgard-seaport in Nordenham is the largest private-owned harbor in Germany.

Nordenham evolved from the town of Atens due to the efforts by merchant Wilhelm Müller who traded cattle and sheep to England in the late 1800s. Some of the oldest parts of town are the old villages of Blexen, Einswarden, and Atens. Bishop Willehad, a Northumbrian-born missionary of the Frisians, died in Blexen in 789, which is commonly accepted to be Blexen’s year of foundation. Nordenham’s town founder Wilhelm Müller later built his farm house and a restaurant on the same site, which have since been demolished.

Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn (*1944) is the city’s most famous son as a member of “Siegfried & Roy” of Las Vegas fame. He grew up in Blexen but left town rightafter school and supposedly never returned after his remarkable breakthrough as a magician. In the movie “Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box” (1999) his youth was briefly mentioned, but the landscape shown did not bear any resemblance to the real thing.