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Dynasties in North Rhine-Westphalia: Katjes - The Little Kitty with the Sweet Tooth

Dynasties in North Rhine-Westphalia: Katjes - The Little Kitty with the Sweet Tooth

"Katjes, yes yes yes!" Everyone is familiar with the candies and sweets made by Katjes -- especially since the famous ad campaign that showed supermodel Heidi Klum painting her toenails with the company's colorful Yoghurt Gums wedged between her toes. more ...

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Dynasties in North Rhine-Westphalia: Falke

Dynasties in North Rhine-Westphalia: Falke

Ben Becker wears them, and so does Prince Charles: Sauerland knits. With their high-quality stockings and textiles, the two Falke cousins from the Sauerland region of Germany, Paul and Franz-Peter, have managed to outmanoeuver their cheaper competition from the Far East. more ...

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The brewer from Cologne cathedral: Sounds Kölsch, tastes Kölsch, is Kölsch

The brewer from Cologne cathedral: Sounds Kölsch, tastes Kölsch, is Kölsch

"Once a Früh drinker, always a Früh drinker". This is one of the advertising slogans of the Cologne family brewery. And Früh (a type of Kölsch) drinkers are many. Ultimately, the name FRÜH represents not only a Cologne brewery but with the "FRÜH am Dom" brand, also stands for the second largest. more ...

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SEX + '68 – TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN

SEX + '68 – TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN

1968 was an extraordinary year: there were revolts, unrest and putsch attempts all over the world. A big wave towards liberation moved from Young America back to Old Europe. The liberation moved against bans, constraints and the hostility towards the natural (nude) form. more ...

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CHILDREN OF THE 68´S

CHILDREN OF THE 68´S

1968 - This year is the symbol of the global youth-protest-movement of the sixties. It is a symbol for the protest against the Vietnam War and for the civil rights movement in the US. It is also a symbol for the rebellion against the "mustiness of thousand years" in German Universities, in German state and society. more ...

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Dynasties in North Rhine-Westphalia: Lambertz – The Cookie Kings from Aachen

Dynasties in North Rhine-Westphalia: Lambertz – The Cookie Kings from Aachen

The man at the head of the biscuit-making company Lambertz is Germany's most dazzling and glamourous businessman: Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker. He throws extravagant parties and hobnobs with the likes of Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, Boris Becker and Mario Adorf. more ...

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THE FACES OF EUROPE: BOATS AT THE HILL - THE SKOWRONSKI´S PLEASANT LIFE

THE FACES OF EUROPE: BOATS AT THE HILL - THE SKOWRONSKI´S PLEASANT LIFE

We are in West Masuria, known as "Ermland", a former part of East Prussia. South of Gdansk lie many lakes some of them connected by a canal. This man-made waterway is 140 years old and acted originally as a goods canal serving the Baltic Sea. Today the canal is used only by tourists. more ...

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THE FACES OF EUROPE: LIFE WITH THE GLACIER

THE FACES OF EUROPE: LIFE WITH THE GLACIER

The glaciologist Benedikt Schnyder lives and works in the Swiss Canton Wallis amongst the snow-covered alpine peaks of the winter sport resort Saas-Fee. For 35 years he has been observing the development of the glaciers, the retreat of the ice and its connected environmental damage and dangers that result from it. more ...

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THE RUSK MANUFACTURER BRANDT - THE FAIRYTALE OF THE BAKER AND HIS SON

THE RUSK MANUFACTURER BRANDT - THE FAIRYTALE OF THE BAKER AND HIS SON

Thinking of your childhood evokes memories of Zwieback: the smell coming from the just opened packet with its child's face, the crumbs scratching you in bed while convalescing from a bout of flu, the dipping of the slices into hot milk or cocoa. more ...

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THE FACES OF EUROPE: NATURE IN A BOTTLE

THE FACES OF EUROPE: NATURE IN A BOTTLE

The greatest asset of Spa, the world-famous health resort, is its water with a low mineral content. Three hundred springs can be found in and around Spa, and the quality of their water has remained pure and unchanged to this day. more ...

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THE REFLECTED GAZE: THE ART OF SELF-PORTRAITS FRIDA KAHLO

THE REFLECTED GAZE: THE ART OF SELF-PORTRAITS FRIDA KAHLO

While living, Frida Kahlo was famous as the wife of the legendary Diego Rivera. She was famous as an "exotic princess with immense powers of seduction", well experienced to deal with "genius men". more ...

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THE REFLECTED GAZE: THE ART OF SELF-PORTRAITS EDVARD MUNCH

THE REFLECTED GAZE: THE ART OF SELF-PORTRAITS EDVARD MUNCH

How important a place the self–portrait can take in a painter's work is emphasized by Edvard Munch. He created Self–Portraits; painting, drawing, using lithography, wood cutting and etching, ending up with an extensive autobiography of portraits. more ...

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THE FACES OF EUROPE: DANGEROUS IDYLL BETWEEN MAAS AND WAAL

THE FACES OF EUROPE: DANGEROUS IDYLL BETWEEN MAAS AND WAAL

"The green heart" is the name the Dutch have given to an inland polder region between the Meuse and the Waal rivers. The idyllic impression of this water landscape with its lush sheep pastures and its thatched cottages can be deceptive. more ...

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THE FACES OF EUROPE: WHEN THE EARTH IS BOILING

THE FACES OF EUROPE: WHEN THE EARTH IS BOILING

Thinking of Iceland, hot water fountains, the geysers, appear before your inner eye; bubbling springs shooting boiling water from the depth of the Earth: Iceland – personification of life on a volcano in the middle of the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle. more ...

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A RIGHT TO LIVE - AIDSMEDICATION FOR MILLIONS

A RIGHT TO LIVE - AIDSMEDICATION FOR MILLIONS

When Krisana Kraisintu can't sleep at night she is thinking of the pregnant women that didn't even know what AIDS or HIV is. For them and all the other women, men and children that suffer from the deadly disease Ms Kraisintu, who used to run the research department of the pharmaceutical organisation of the Thai government more ...

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INDUSTRIAL DYNASTIES IN NORTH RHINE WESTFALIA:  THE VORWERKS - BEATING, BRUSHING, DUSTING

INDUSTRIAL DYNASTIES IN NORTH RHINE WESTFALIA: THE VORWERKS - BEATING, BRUSHING, DUSTING

The Vorwerk & Co KG was founded in 1883 by a family from Wuppertal. At the top of the company today is Dr Jörg Mittelsten Scheid, the great–grandchild of Carl Vorwerk. The company managed to get a foot in the electrical industry around 1929 by developing a handy mini vacuum cleaner more ...

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INDUSTRIAL DYNASTIES IN NORTH RHINE WESTFALIA: THE UNDERBERGS - A WORLD IN GREEN

INDUSTRIAL DYNASTIES IN NORTH RHINE WESTFALIA: THE UNDERBERGS - A WORLD IN GREEN

The Underbergs – the secret of their success is hidden in a little straw–paper wrapped bottle. In 1846 Hubert Underberg mixed in Rheinberg/Lower Rhine the legendary herbal bitters and founded the Underberg Company. His grandson Emil specialized after WW II on 20ml bottles more ...

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PRESENCE OF MIND - THE PSYCHOANALYST MARGARETE MITSCHERLICH

PRESENCE OF MIND - THE PSYCHOANALYST MARGARETE MITSCHERLICH

The 87 year old German psychoanalyst Margarete Mitscherlich is astonishingly curious and unprejudiced. She watched and analysed people and their behaviours all her life. She now thinks psychoanalysis is an essential part on the way to finding the truth. more ...

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