In front of southern French city Nice, swifts and seagulls share a large rock on the seashore, where they live in together. A peaceful coexistence in the picturesque setting of the Côte d'Azur would be too nice, but there are different attitudes of both birds.
The fact that the Hunsrück has much more to offer than its obviously beautiful landscapes and forests, becomes clear at the latest when you go into the depths of the low mountain range. There emerged e.g. gemstones glittering in mighty lava rock views, whose existence, from the historical mining and refining, to the present day in the high-tech laboratories of crystal growth, help to shape the history of the people of this region.
For the English version of "Manou The Swift" Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe lend the protagonists "Blanche" and "Yves" their voices.
Seen Nördlingen from bird’s eye view, a gigantic crater with a diameter of about 25 km can be guessed: the Nördlinger Ries. How this was created, why the astronauts of the Apollo Mission rehearsed here for their moon landing and which advantage the FC Bayern promises of this extraordinary area, are just some of the many regional features to which the film is dedicated.
The fact that praying mantises can also live in Germany is no longer a secret in the Kaiserstuhl region. But not only the local climate and the flora and fauna are special, but also the geomorphological processes of the past, wich gives perfect surroundings for excellent wines and other culinary specialties
Today known to many as a popular holiday region, the appearance of the Allgäu was created a long time ago by the great forces of nature. It is all the more astonishing that one of the different consequences of these processes can have a flavor effect.
In the second episode of the series "Spuren im Stein" everything revolves around the peculiarities of the Upper Rhine Graben. Here Sven Plöger encounters hummingbirds, prospectors and many other surprises, which, on closer inspection, naturally belong to the Upper Rhine.
The Saarland has a turbulent history, not only from a political but also from a geological point of view. Thus, in the deeper layers of the earth, it can be traced back over several hundred million years, as e.g. the coveted raw materials of the Saarland have arisen.
The Eifel, which looks so idyllic today, does not necessarily suggest at first glance that the most powerful volcanic eruption in Central Europe over the last million years took place here, just under 13,000 years ago. But the natural disaster at this time also had positive side effects that the Romans already knew how to use.
The Swabian Alb has much more to offer than their already beautiful landscapes. So researchers discovered fossils of marine animals from the Jurassic era, when the Alb was still covered by a sea, or flute fragments of what is believed to be the oldest musical instruments of humanity.
An anniversary is also a welcome occasion to look back and reflect what has already been achieved. At the official ceremony celebrating BASF's 150th anniversary, this will be done using an animated film, projected on a multi-cubic surface during the event.