This time we visit Eisenhüttenstadt, Saalfeld, Berlin and Dusseldorf
Hollywood star Tom Hanks recently appeared on the David Letterman show and spoke about the charms of a small German town called Eisenhüttenstadt. Located near the Polish border, its architecture and history make it worth a visit.
The architecture student Martin Maleschka gives us a guided tour of his hometown. He shows us some public art, brings us up into the surrounding hills, and finishes in Aktivist, a restaurant with a long history.
Tour guide Astrid Steuber is always on the look out for new gastronomic treasures to show participants on her culinary tours of Berlin's Kreuzberg neighborhood. Fast food chains are left out—the tour sticks to small cafes and businesses with roots in the neighborhood that take a creative approach to food.
In 1910, a long-forgotten mine dating back to the 16th century was discovered in Saalfeld in Thüringen. Inside was a fascinating world of stalactites and stalagmites. The caves, renamed the Fairy Grottos, are open to the public, and attract several hundred thousand visitors each year. We accompany a group of visitors as they tour Saalfeld’s underground kingdom.
We accompany Roberto Strano for a sunny day out in Düsseldorf. Our tour takes us along the Rhine, on to a gallery housed in a tunnel, up to the TV tower, and ends with a visit to the film museum.