These are the recommendations of our program for mountain lovers from Monday 25 April to Sunday 1 May.
TV tips for mountain lovers on Monday, April 25
Reportage Geo: The Marble Mountains of Italy
The Apuan Alps in northwest Tuscany are home to one of the largest marble deposits in the world. The world-famous Carrara marble has been quarried here since Roman times. With all the means of technology, man grabs the precious rocks from the mountain and transports them to the valley through choppy paths. From there his journey around the world begins. art, 10.20 am
Mountain Worlds: Reynolds Messner – Via Wild Karakorum
Reinhold Messner travels through Pakistan to watch this documentary ‘Bergwelten’ – a journey full of discoveries and memories. Along the Karakorum Highway, visit the Islamic part of Kashmir, experience ancient equestrian games, run around Nanga Parbat and visit Diamer base camp. ServusTV, 8.15pm
Click through a slideshow containing several photos from Reinhold Messner’s mountaineering career:
TV tips for mountain lovers on Tuesday, April 26
The European Alps are among the most famous mountain ranges in the world, but they are not the only “Alps”. There are three other mountain massifs bearing this name. These Alps are located on the Japanese island of Honshu, New Zealand and Australia. With the Alps in Honshu, it’s easy to forget you’re in the “Land of the Rising Sun.” Even the animals – such as the original brown bear – look confusingly similar to their European relatives. However, the Australian and New Zealand Alps couldn’t be more different. 3 Saturday, 4.15pm
TV tips for mountain lovers on Wednesday, April 27
Work informed in the Styrian Alps
Cutting wood, erecting ribbon hedges, trimming shrubs, caring for alpine horses—many jobs in alpine pastures today can still be done just by hand. It’s hard physical work, not without its risks, but it leaves behind a day’s work that people can be proud of. Many workers in the Styrian Alps were accompanied by Wolfgang Scherz and Werner Hoemer in their daily activities. 3 Saturday, 10.20 am
TV tips for mountain lovers on Friday, April 29
On mounds – more than seven peaks in the Ruhr
Halden – “the mountains of the Ruhr region” – are popular local recreation areas today, and from there you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the cities in the Ruhr area and their sights. WDR TV, 8:15 p.m. (Repeat May 1 at 8:15 p.m.)
TV tips for mountain lovers on Saturday 30 April
City Country Art: Mont Blanc: The Impossible Climb in Winter
Mont Blanc, with its distinctive silhouette, is considered the “roof of Europe”. In the 19th century, when the Chamonix Valley was already a holiday resort, a British aristocrat tried to conquer the top of the giant mountain. Art, 8:35 a.m.
In our gallery you can climb Mont Blanc in the comfort of your own home:
TV tips for mountain lovers on Sunday, May 1
Greece – from the peaks to the sea
Greece is located in the far southeast of Europe. It is the cradle of Western culture and has always been one of the most popular travel destinations. A journey of discovery from the air leads to dream-like landscapes, to the lively culture of the Mediterranean and to scenes of Greek mythology. The film travels through Thessaly from the strait near Chalcis to the highest mountain in Greece, Olympus – the seat of the ancient gods. Phoenix, 8:15 a.m.
On the bars of a double-headed eagle – from the Alps to the Adriatic
In 1900, a massive Alpine railroad program began in Austria-Hungary: Transalpina. The film from the series “On the Rails of the Double Eagle” illuminates the Mammoth Project. The construction of five railways was handled: Pyhrnbahn, Tauernbahn, Karawankenbahn, Wocheinerbahn and Karstbahn. The aim of the expansion was to promote the integration of the port of Trieste into the Austrian railway network. 3 Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Great train routes in Switzerland 2 (1/4): on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano
The view from a train window is like a motion picture: Season 2 of the documentary series also introduces unusual rail and train routes into Switzerland’s ‘railroad wonderland’. Bernina Express is one of the most beautiful lines. The length of the road from St. Moritz to Tirano in Italy is 60 kilometers. The train climbs through mountains, glaciers and lakes to a height of 2,253 meters – one of the most amazing crossings of the Alps on rails. 3 Saturday, 3.10 pm
Under our skies: a summer at Alpe Osterberg
In the summer, Julie and Toby Mills live with their four children in Alpe Osterberg in Allgäu, which is on the sunny side of the border to Kleinwalsertal. It is rarely secluded in the Alps at an altitude of 1,268 metres. Jule provides visitors with freshly baked cakes and snacks. Girls help in the stable or hut or waitresses, sons with cattle. For a few weeks, Toby and the young cattle moved to the steep Gatheralp for better pasture. Bavarian TV, 7:15 pm
Home in the Alps: How mountain villages keep their traditions
They are called Alpine nomads because they maintain a centuries-old tradition in Austria: mountain farmers who leave their farms every spring and move their livestock from one pasture area to another, higher and higher in the mountains. This form of alpine farming is called three-stage farming and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Phoenix, 8:15 p.m.
Appropriate equipment should not be missing at the beginning of the hiking season:
This should be taken with you on a day trip
Picnic packing list
Mountain shoes, Class B (or C)
Also suitable for hiking and easy trekking tours: Hanwag Tatra Lite GTX.
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