Made in Northern Germany – Flensburger – The Beer with the “Plopp”

Flensburger Pilsner comes out of the bottle. In a two-shift operation, 20,000 are bottled every hour. However, the beer is not only famous for its taste, but also for its nostalgic closure, the old swing stopper that pops when opened – since 1888. “That was simply a coincidence,” says Andreas Dethleffsen. His grandfather Emil Petersen, who gave the brewery its name, had missed the signs of the times in the 1970s. Instead of using the crown cork, which was cheaper to produce, like the competition, he stuck to the production of the swing stopper. And it unexpectedly became a cult.

The Amazing World of Herbs

Knowledge of herbs and their value is almost as old as humanity itself. The y are essential both in the kitchen and in medicine. However, chives, rosemary and other herbs have many previously unknown aspects that are yet to be discovered. In our series of short clips, we provide fascinating insights into the world of herbs, surprise you with amazing information, and present refined recipes to encourage viewers to use herbs in their cooking. Macro shots of leaves and flowers show us the herbs up close and reveal the beauty of these delicate plants. Color photographs by a scanning electron micrograph take viewers into a previously unknown nano-world and make every little detail of the plant visible. Contrast, just as it is found in the world of herbs, is part of the series. Some scenes are set in the garden of monastery, amidst picturesque scenery, and in the ancient monastery library. These carry us back into the past in which our ancestors already knew and used the medicinal properties of herbs. Other scenes are set in a modern kitchen. Action-packed cooking sessions demonstrate unusual recipes which use herbs to conjure up delicious creations.

MDR TOP NEWS: The Battle of the Nations Overruns Saxony!

For the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Nations, MDR is going to bring history alive using the most modern format in German television. Following the example of breaking news stories and special reports focusing on crises in areas such as Syria or Afghanistan, the biggest battle in world history so far will be reported “live” by modern means of telecommunication – just as if it were happening at this moment. This combination of history and modern reporting techniques is a format that has never before been seen on German television. Cell phone videos of “events at the front” give a vivid impression of the force of the battle. Reports by journalists give background on the plight of the soldiers, the fears of the farmers, the work of the army doctors, and even on Napoleon’s sleeping habits. Anchorman Ingo Zamperoni presents the historical news format from a virtual studio in Dresden. From there he can trace the troop movements and changing coalitions using modern graphics, switch to “live” updates and interviews with reporters on the front around Leipzig, and also speak with ARD correspondents in Moscow and Paris to get their assessment of the overall European situation. Stock market expert Anja Kohl reports on the effects of the battle on exports, arts & culture editor Max Moor investigates the rumor of a new symphony by Beethoven, and nobility expert Rolf Seelmann-Eggebert manages to get an exclusive interview with Napoleon’s wife in Paris

Adnan Amongst Wild Animals

Adnan Maral is a great animal lover. Adnan Maral is also infinitely curious. He wants to know what people are doing to save Asian elephants in Sri Lanka. He also wants to know how things are going for the chimpanzees on the Ivory Coast. Adnan’s journeys to these animals are also entertaining adventures which have some surprises in store both for him and his audience. Fortunately, his open, humorous character allows him to cope with all new and sometimes critical situations.

The Whole Truth About Physical Fitness – How Much Exercise Do We Really Need?

Are we really working out more – but incorrectly? Perhaps exercise does not help our health in the way we hope it will? How much exercise do we really need? This film shows whether or not you can actually lose weight by exercising, which trends are useful (and which aren’t), and why regular exercise is now recommended even for those suffering from chronic illness. Using experiments which are equally amazing and easy-to-understand, this documentary shows how each of us can be fitter and healthier by very simple means. Renowned professors such as the sports scientist Ingo Froboese from Cologne and the sports doctor Perikles Simon from Mainz explain, on the basis of their latest research results, how we can put the right amount of exercise into our daily lives as well as how you can overcome your “weaker self” which keeps you from exercising in the long term.

The Counterfeiters

It was the largest counterfeiting operation in history. Long after the Second World War ended, many fake British pound notes made by Germans in a camp in Sachsenhausen remained in circulation. The counterfeit money was to be found in the former occupied countries, in the Mediterranean, in Latin America and even in the British Empire. It wasn’t until 2003 that the Bank of England admitted to what extent the counterfeit notes had been in circulation.

In the Blink of an Eye II – The Latest from the World of Extreme Slow Motion

Let us imagine that we could fast forward through some parts of our lives, or slow down great moments at will. This tantalizing game with the phenomenon of “time” has been casting its spell on people for thousands of years. With the two-part documentary The World of Extreme Slow Motion, Terra X advances once again into an unknown universe, one which can only be made visible by new camera techniques. In addition to various high-speed cameras, we also use extreme time-lapse technology. This way we can shorten infinitely slow processes – such as a plant growing or movement in outer space – to just a few seconds and make them perceptible to the human eye. Join us for magical moments! Enjoy the fascinating metamorphosis of a butterfly. Come along on an expedition to study sailfish, a fish that zooms through the ocean at 110 kilometers per hour. Immerse yourself in the world of circus acrobats and ballet dancers. Decode puzzling time phenomena together with top scientists, phenomena with which artists, musicians – and lovers – traditionally “keep time.” Travel deep into the past! The decathlete Pascal Behrenbruch tests a reconstruction of a 400,000-year-old spear, with surprising results.

North German Dynasties IV

A ship’s carpenter from Helgoland made the name Rickmers famous on the world’s oceans. Handmade sweets are what brought success to Leysieffer from Osnabrück. These North German dynasties are well known to everyone; behind them are family businesses and often have been for many generations. The descendants of the founding fathers, the present-day leaders of the companies, give us an insight into the history, recipe for success, strokes of fate and highlights of these “North German dynasties”.