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GmbH on behalf of the WDR This time it will be exciting. This is my friend Elke. She’s always wanted
to cross the Alps with me. First time I heard that,
I thought you were crazy. Now we start with the Baltic Sea,
a little flatter. – Great. We’re having great weather.
– Totally Mediterranean. We have things to do.
never set up a tent before. We can do that. Fine. Look at this. I think,
You can smell the holiday. To sea,
He smells salt and diesel engine, the holiday at the start in Travemünde. Vacation on the bike,
I haven’t done that in years. With my friend from the old days I was also long
no longer on the road. I’m curious, what awaits us along the road
and whether my calves are up to it. The Baltic Sea Coastal Cycle Route
we want to follow. This is part of the EV 10 long-distance cycle path, on which we have the entire
around the Baltic Sea coast. Five thousand miles. We’ll start with just under 200,
we want to enjoy. We have prepared ourselves
and, you know: The cycle path is not
asphalted all along the route. We also know Detours are possible.
Like with the chubby. We expect surprises. Yeah, we wanted to…
a little bit of adventure too. I don’t think we’re gonna starve. It’s supposed to be magical places
to relax. And we’re going to want to have
will arrive in Warnemünde. Here again
the tour at a glance. From Travemünde it goes
via Boltenhagen to Wismar, from there to the island of Poel,
then to Rerik and via Heiligendamm
all the way to Warnemünde. We are still
on the Priwall peninsula and now we have to
to the sea, of course. Here’s the plank road.
Here we come to the sea. Is there a ticket machine here?
– Awesome. Ey, until 3:00 pm 1.40 euros. And then what? Seventy cents.
– Happy hour it is. We will. We have to. Ah. No change?
– I always do. We can stay until 8:00,
no change. Now a beach chair. Let’s do it another time. Oh, God, this is impossible. I’ll help you in a minute. Wait. Yeah. Oh, go. It’s not so bad. It’s not so bad.
– Not so bad. We can look for chicken gods
looking at the stones with the holes. They’re supposed to be here. I have
but never found one. Are there totally many?
– Yeah. There’s no hole there.
We have to get in. Ah, yes. But for the Baltic Sea
it’s really rippling here. – Yeah. * (music playing) Where are we? Here, right?
– Yeah. Now we drive here. All green, i.e. we are driving
not along the sea, but by the forest. Can’t we see the sea?
– We hear it. Long piece. Here it comes. This card is coming in.
We use them right. We try,
not to pick them up. The backpack is
…I have taken up the cause. Pay close attention,
what we put into it. We grab him in the end
I’m not going out again. Today, on our first day,
we want to get to Boltenhagen, a mere 25 km. We are
started in Schleswig-Holstein and after only a few kilometers
in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Here ran
the inner-German border, there’s no sign of that anymore. The look back
into the Lübeck Bay shows us: within reach,
the former West. In GDR times
this was a restricted area. A detour to the Klützer Winkel,
that’s the name of this area. Elke had heard about the organic farm
“High Schoenberg”. Here lives and works
a rural commune. That’s where we’re going. The animals live
with the people under one roof. The way to their pastures
they find it on their own. The two farmers cultivate around 30 ha
families with their employees. * (music playing) The farm was founded by Jörg. The car mechanic has
taught me almost everything myself. Milk by hand,
he does it for the cow’s sake. The black cumin oil
makes the teats supple. It is very comfortable for the cow,
…I am firmly convinced… The milk quality is very good. We’ll leave that
check regularly. We make the milk
with good cheese and curd. Which will last a long time. Our raw milk is about,
if you cool them well, delicious for 10 days without
sour or bitter. This is already a sign of quality. The milk is filtered and cooled and further processed
to cheese and curd. The fresh organic products
can be bought at the farm shop. During the break
they’re on the table. Once a day with
all employees and trainees discussed what’s coming up. Moritz needs to disappear quickly. Proper bathrooms
are currently under construction. Arne is the gardener
on the organic farm. She improves and propagates roses
for the sale. The Aicha is her most beautiful
and best-selling rose variety. * (music playing) Around the farm
lie the meadows and fields. The men look at each other, how the rape is growing,
that is grown here. Hello.
– Hello. Anything I can do for you? We’ve heard,
there’s linseed oil here. – Right. From our crude vegetable oil. Can we get the
on the bike, or is that
…is problematic at this temperature? If you don’t get out of here in three days…
without a refrigerator, it’s no problem. We’re doing this
daily fresh as required. From today’s pressing
you can take some with you. You guys press every day?
– Linseed oil every day. How long does it last? From the press date, it’s not about that,
when the lid is opened, is the linseed oil
fresh for a maximum of 2 months. But what do I use it for?
I mean, just for salad? I like to say
change the food culture, rethink. Away from just preparation. Towards really
“the oil as food is at every meal
on the table”. We call it
the olive oil of the north. It is known from olive oil. They say linseed oil,
for one adult per day, 3 tablespoons
as a consumption directive. Quite a lot.
Has a special taste. Now you must taste,
while you’re here. Here it comes, eternal youth. Right? Isn’t that so? Beauty? It does a lot.
– Intelligence. Absolutely, everything. Tastes good.
– Mm. Great. 50 is 12. And eight is 20.
– Thanks a lot. The garden is enough to make you fall in love.
Are we allowed to be out there… Absolutely. Likes to look at you
still around here. Enjoy it. Great here. Oh, great. Great.
– Thanks a lot. Drink a little.
Cheers, Andrea. Shall we get out of here? No. But only to the enchanted garden
I can’t look. We have
a few more kilometers to go. So back in the saddles
and continue in the direction of Boltenhagen. I don’t believe it: Things are slightly uphill,
and we have to pedal. I thought: Baltic Sea, all flat. * (music playing) And there it is: Boltenhagen, one
the oldest seaside resorts on the Baltic Sea and especially popular
for families with children. * (music playing) Life in Boltenhagen plays
except on the beach, of course, around the promenade and spa gardens. * (music playing) In the Kurpark Pavilion, where we have the tourist information
had suspected, we find a gallery. Hello. Good afternoon.
– Good afternoon. There you are. The prints
lured us in here. A Boltenhagen artist? Silkscreens by Wolf-Dieter Pfennig. A half-Boltenhagener, he is
Professor at the University of Wismar. But since his studies
in Potsdam. That’s nice. This is
our most popular screen printing. The last copy in the original. Taste? 95 euros. Without frame. And twice the size
this is a souvenir for 5 Euro. That’s nice too.
– Yeah. Do you like it?
– That’s cuddly. It’s also typical sea.
– Yeah. And the art professor.
– And cheerful. Predestined for the backpack.
– Fine. This is coming in. We’ll definitely take that.
– I’d love to. Is there also
Boltenhagen literature? – Yeah. There is a shelf
with regional literature. The red one?
– That red shelf there. This is what you
in any bookstore. Haven’t found it yet.
– You always discover something new. What I find exciting is here… I’d like that kind of setting.
– Makes you want to sit there. The Elke has a cookbook again. This is… Yeah. Shall we take this with us?
– Yeah. Maybe we can still find
the opportunity. – Cooking. Take a real good look. Great. I’m not giving you a bag,
because I hate plastics. Good attitude. We’re going to
packing this. – All right. Thank you very much.
– Thanks a lot. We paid, of course. How to get to our pension,
the gallerist also explained to us. 1830 the first holiday guests came
to Boltenhagen. At that time the place was
from 10 fishermen’s houses. We have a room in the pension
“Old Housekeeping. Without booking in advance it can be
Summer becomes tight with accommodation. We’ll take a look inside first.
– Yeah. * (music playing) 2nd day, after breakfast
…let’s get going. Our room
was quite nicely decorated, but we’re both really fit
not that morning. So, there it was again. Elke, did we sleep well? * No.
It cost us our sleep. Robbed.
– Let me see. This thing here. And Elke hadn’t seen me until
a bad person. I was thinking, you have the beautiful
Message service on your phone. And this is the fire detector, who is likely to
needs a new battery. Actually, you can
unscrew it and… (screams) I don’t think so. – You could have
just have to pull him down. Mine needs shooting.
* (beeping) It’s still beeping. We’ll take it.
downstairs to pay. We’ll put this in the red backpack. We’ll turn off the damn smoke detector. A very curt apology was offered,
that’s it. But with a good breakfast.
…your spirits will rise again. Thanks. Bon appetit. What do you mean, you don’t think
how long do we need? It’s a bit dependent,
what we’re looking at. You can cycle 40 km fast. But it’s attractive. I can guess one thing.
– Yeah? Yeah.
– Okay. But I’m also looking forward to Wismar. I’m curious about that, too. I hear the harbor is so great. We’ll check the guidebook. Now watch it, rabbit. Surprise. We actually have to
from Boltenhagen to Wismar. But we’ll stay here for a while and
are taking a detour. – I’m glad. On the Boltenhagener Seebrücke
but we still have to. * (music playing) Great morning, right? Fine. It’s a pier.
– It has to be done. It’s a must. It’s also relatively common here. Here at the part of the Baltic Sea
you have many bridges. So is the landmark. It used to be a dock.
and today to stroll. From Easter to mid October are still launching excursion boats
from the pier. Now that we have
without children. That’s quite… I think,
it’s a very quiet vacation. Look at the jellyfish. Great. They look great.
– They move so nicely, too. It’s meditative. * (music playing) We’re making a detour into the country. Once more into the Klützer Winkel. (mooing) Klütz with the Marienkirche
from the 18th century. is the centre
of the Klützer Winkel. Our stage finish
for today is Wismar. That’s about 40 kilometers. Near Klütz
lies the baroque castle Bothmer with its
fantastic gardens. So, my dear, have I given you
too much promised? – No. Great. – I have this avenue
planted especially for you. You’re great.
– Organized by a long hand. It’s really
something very special here. That castle in the front. is one of the oldest baroque complexes
in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. And this avenue,
these are Dutch lime trees. Dutch lime? You don’t think so, do you?
– No. And the way
how they grow, that’s a great story. That’s what I wanted to tell you.
in any case. Hello, forest ranger.
– Good afternoon. I’m glad it worked out. This is Elke. I’ve been raving about her
from this avenue. And I told her you could give us
tell you all about it. Especially about the growth habit,
…how that came about. This used to be a hedge. That was a hedge inside each other. And when the gentlemen
from above, it looked like this, there’s nothing to see,
and then the lock opened. This growth form we have, has unfortunately come through,
due to a nursing crisis. The trees have broken out, the
became more and more difficult on the side and are in the middle
broken in half. Then, in the 70s, they thought,
we’ll connect the ones above, and then the
a garland, a festoon. It’s called Feston-Allee. Like a garland. I read that you can get
Is that right? At first it was thought But three or four years ago.
images were discovered. In an archive from the 1930s. You could see that,
that they were together. It was assumed. When they found this, they knew,
they haven’t been split. If they had been split, they would have been
torn apart earlier. Is this a natural monument? The avenue itself, yes. I find that
so very romantic here. That’s why
I chose it, because I think it’s so beautiful. And you always say,
if trees could talk… Do you have such thoughts
in your work too? So did I. There are nice things in the back of the park. They’re like trees, these old lime trees,
who are also on the side, where I think,
…if he could talk. The things he’s seen and heard.
for the last nearly 300 years. Where do we have to go? Once you’re back there.
drive by the house. Then you can go to the park over there.
inside. – Thank you, Forester. Great, thanks a lot. Bye.
– Bye. 5 ha large
is the park of the castle. In the gable
the coat of arms of the von Bothmer family. The lime avenue
have been around here since the baroque era. Also flower meadows
…is said to have been in the park. And the people of that time probably have that quack too
of the green frogs. * (music playing) The deckchairs
are all over the park. And you may
use them free of charge. Actually
we don’t want to go any further. * (music playing) Bothmer Castle
is now a museum, in which the history of the castle
is documented. Hans Caspar von Bothmer had the castle in 1762 by the architect
Johann Friedrich Künnecke. * (music playing) His descendants
lived in the castle until 1946, the family
was expropriated after the war and the castle
converted into a military hospital. Then it was a retirement home,
was the name of the old people’s homes in the GDR. * (music playing) Let’s go. Up to Wismar we have
still a few kilometres ahead of us. We’re going again
on the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route, the sea is always close by. * (music playing) Just before Wismar
…we’re gonna get some action. * (music playing) I got it. Wismar, the old Hanseatic town. * (music playing) Looks nice, doesn’t it? In the old port
the excursion boats start. Good afternoon. This is my surprise for you. Fine. We’re going to take a tour of the harbor.
– Great. 10:30 it is. And we can take the bikes with us?
– You can take them with you. I’ll help you carry him down.
– That’s just great. Then we’ll take these with us. You push it and I’ll pay. 12 euros per person.
And a ticket for two. Thank you very much. You did such a great job. I’m glad to hear it. That pleases me.
– Great, an hour. * (music playing) Wismar’s harbour was built in the 13th century.
mentioned in a document for the first time. Today the main activity here is
Wood from Scandinavia and Russia loaded and further processed. I find these…
Industrial ships so great. I’d like to take a trip
across the ocean. – Really? What a job it is. And then these huge containers. That’s tiny. But such a huge container-
ship, it’s kind of… They changed our world. And how does it live there? Can you still get ship
on this vast ocean? I’d like to see that. * (music playing) We want to write cards. You are welcome to do so, you can
send them from here as well. Is that real mail?
– This is a real mailroom. What does the stamp look like? We have a nice postmark. That’s our ship in there. Never seen it before. That’s what we’ll do.
Absolutely. I need two. Two cards. There’s tea in there?
– There’s tea in there. “I miss you.” I like that, I’ll take that. For my sweetheart. Fine. Great. We’re ready. Yeah, just stick it in here. Emptied at the end of the day. Stamping will be done later? – Will
later and goes to the post office tomorrow. Is that great?
– I think it’s funny. Ship’s mail. Let’s go back up, shall we? The harbour tour was a tip
from you, dear viewers. We are pleased,
as always, to your suggestions. The boys from the ship
also had a tip for us: the fish sandwiches in the hut
at the end of the pier. I would like to have
one matie roll, please. That looks delicious. You still don’t want one, do you?
– Nah, I don’t like fish. Maybe we’ll get you
…still around. – Maybe. Thank you very much. Thank you, that’s it. Bye. So, fish sandwiches here in Wismar
or at all on the Baltic Sea must be. And this…
is said to be particularly good. * (music playing) Wismar was one
the founding members of the Hanseatic League. This made the city prosperous. One of the most splendid churches
is the Nikolai Church. She was the church
of sailors and fishermen. Built in the 14th century it is
a masterpiece of the late gothic period and is on the list
of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. * (music playing) The old town of Wismar is in its medieval
Structure almost completely preserved. Since 1990
it’s a listed building. * (music playing) Doesn’t that look nice? Yes, very imposing structure. At first you think,
that’s a church tower. That means water art and for 300 years
supplies the city with water. This was in the late 16th century. a Dutch master builder
from Utrecht. With this, the especially the breweries of the city
supplied with water. This worked and was in operation
until the end of the 19th century. Mm. – These are
all the talk about drinking water. Look, Elke,
this is also a great example for this brick Gothic,
which is so typical for Hanseatic cities. My favorite is this goat. If you look at it from the side,
he smiles. Nice detail. The Marienkirche was built in
Second World War severely damaged, the shipwrecked
was blown up in 1960. Opposite is the “Archdeaconry”. The building dates from the 15th century. and serves the protestant church
as an administrative building. A particularly good example
of brick Gothic. * (music playing) We want to stay overnight in Wismar and have us
registered at the youth hostel. * (music playing) Hello. Late guests. We have a room booked. Under what name?
– Grießmann and Vieth. Membership, as far as I know,
is not yet available. We’d still have to buy them. I give you
with the documents. Can you fill in
and give me back in the morning. Then we’ll also do the accounting
in the morning. – Wonderful. Must be read through at your leisure.
So please take it with you. Oh, great.
– Thanks a lot. A real family room. Your key.
– Yeah, great. Thank you very much. Then I’ll see you tomorrow
at breakfast. Have fun in Wismar.
– Thank you very much. Bye.
– Ciao. Our next stage
is the shortest: from Wismar to the island of Poel,
Ten kilometers. Poel lies in the bay of Wismar and is through a dam
connected to the mainland. I did, actually,
never heard of Poel and I’m very curious
to the little island. What is it?
– The wind. Remember, an island. Elke had the idea,
to go to Poel and there also immediately
to stay another day. We want to be…
…not just making tracks, but the summer
on the Baltic Sea. Can we see on the sign
see where we have to go? In Niendorf, I got us
booked a holiday apartment. Gotta see where the place is. Ah, yes, there. Oh, it’s not far now. This is where we should be.
– Right. Hello. Good evening. Elke Vieth, we spoke on the phone. Hello, Andrea Grießmann. Yeah, we’d be
would like to stay overnight with you. We don’t have any more
I was counting on you. Hello. Get inside. After the youth hostel. You can walk around here,
that’s good, though. Great. Look, Elke, when we argue,
…then one of them goes next door. The holiday flat is nice and big
and it’s right on the waterfront. * (music playing) We’re going out again. The beach in the west of the island
is supposed to be super beautiful, and we’re in the mood,
to go swimming. But then it’s too chilly for us. Have you got one yet?
– Another one for the drill. One without holes. A chicken god without a hole. An empty shell.
You can take them with you. You got one?
– Maybe. They’re so small. That will only last another 400 years. Then we’ll just come back. If you’re there
really want to swim, …you’ll have to traipse in there forever. But it’s nice and warm here. * (music playing) We still have
this delicious linseed oil. Let’s boiled potatoes
simply with linseed oil. I found this once in the Spreewald
eaten with cottage cheese. It tasted so good. Shall
we’re gonna try this? – Great, yeah. If we can still
fresh herbs. We can do that. Wow. Hopefully the weather will stay open,
but let’s do this. What’s that flag there? Dinner is planned, and we now have
…first a date. Elke is very interested in
for environmental issues, so we’re going to Malchow,
in the eastern part of Poel. Good morning.
– Good morning. * (music playing) The show garden in Malchow
belongs to the University of Wismar. Herbs, shrubs, vegetables
and flowers are grown here. I have us at the head of the Institute for
engineering sciences. He is also the boss of the garden
and he’s supposed to explain to us, what engineering sciences
have to do with plants. I’m surprised.
a yellow one, actually, and now the rosé is in bloom. I replanted him. It must have something to do with the ground. I think he’s coming. You are Professor Stollberg.
I’m Andrea Grießmann. Nice to meet you.
– Elke Vieth, hello. Hello. You are process engineer and specialized
on renewable raw materials. Elke’s such a nature buff. That’s why I thought she’d be happy
…when we meet you. What does this show garden have to do with your
renewable resources? What are you specializing in there? He’s not so
a classical botanical garden. It is intended to help students who
Study mechanical engineering and chemistry, allow the reference
to the plants. He is
divided into different areas. On the one hand you have energy plants. You have the classic
Fodder and food crops. One has dye and medicinal plants. And there is a relatively large variety. And this diversity, this
different groups of plants, that we have here are
just as characteristic. If it
is about renewable raw materials, we have to worry about,
how we use as much as possible. What there is of bandwidth. When you’re in the garden.
looked round a bit and sees the plants, then this is basically
a mirror of usability. Willows are straight
is known in the region, that they form shoots very quickly
and grow in a straight line. And produce a lot of biomass. Every 3 to 5 years a farmer,
who puts his field on it… Not too many in
Germany, I must also confess. Never heard that one before either.
You always think of rapeseed. For example, rapeseed would be a possibility. This wood, when you
n biomass power plant in the vicinity, then this is an alternative. There’s like a money changer,
which has a cutting unit in the front, which every 3 to 5 years
cut off these shoots here. (Elke) The effectiveness
is similarly good, the yield, of rape and willow? It depends,
what you want to do. If you were to say
for energy production only, just to have this in a
biomass power plant, then it is comparable. But if I’m going to be
into the mobile fuel, for example, by using biodiesel
…to produce from it, then the rape has an advantage. When it comes to mobility,
heat and energy, we will need in future
also something like a mix. When you
looking at a willow like this, then so be it,
Again, in terms of oil, that not only energy
…out of it, but also raw materials. And in Malchow we are interested in
especially these pharmaceutical or nutritional supplements
Raw materials in particular. And in one of the willows… Not in this one now,
there are over 400. …there’s this, there’s
an active substance in the bark, from which the aspirin was originally made, so the salicylic acid,
that’s the name of the stuff, and from the
aspirin is made. You have an energy resource,
which, if properly processed also the basic material for
can provide a headache remedy. Why is it important that
the plants are used twice? They explained it in the pasture. For one thing.
a renewable raw material, on the other hand this pharmaceutical
History with the bark. Assuming..,
that the renewable raw materials should contribute to
we become less dependent on oil, …then there is the task, both raw materials and energy
…to make it a reality. Otherwise, this has to do with
Competitiveness to do nothing. That’s why the first thing you do is use what’s
material in a plant like this, for the rest
then to be thermally recycled. That would be the claim. And if you
comes here as a visitor, can you touch, smell? You can get
to pluck a leaf from time to time, unless it explicitly
…is different, and put this in your mouth. This is for example the Greek
Mountain tea we are facing. Also a
relatively new plant for me. Which, right now, is… …reference to phytopharmacy,
so herbal medicine, and the active ingredients,
that are included, is more and more discussed when there is
around typical civilisation diseases goes along with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Because they have the cognitive abilities
is supposed to improve. So let’s just eat this up.
– It’s hard to chew. It’s pretty tough. It’s got a chewing-gum flavour too
a little. It’s better as tea. We actually drink this
regularly with us. I don’t know if it helps. We don’t know how it works. We’ll come back in 20 years. You never know what it would be like without it. Yeah, right. I put too much in at home. Over a cup of tea tells us
Professor Stollberg yet, that his research
also serves to do this, the supply of the growing
world population, so that the people
be able to stay at home and not himself
have to go on the run. * (music playing) Look, here we can
buy our potatoes. We still need potatoes
for our dinner. Maybe there are some here. Hello. Hello. 1 kg, please. You’re welcome. I think I have
still 2 euros in your pocket. The Annabelle.
Can you eat them with Pelle? No, right?
– Little one, yes. And the jacket potatoes, too.
A little deterrent, right? We were.
Boiled potatoes, ne. Tastes very good,
are hard boiling. Are from Rhineland-Palatinate.
(laughs) $1.95, please. Great, thanks. Bye, have a nice day.
– You too. Before we go back
to our vacation home, Elke has plans for me. She guides me to Neuhof. Fine, but preferably
from a distance. – Really? You know,
I think horses are pretty great. You ride, too. But not for a long time, right? I got us something, that one day you and I
something to do with horses. Really? I can take a ride here. If it’s a sheep,
I might as well sit on it. You can ride in the carriage.
– That’s good. This is the stud farm up ahead.
And we can go there. But I like the carriage. And then you and I can go back
experience the sea with a horse. We are at Neuhof Stud. Elke has borrowed riding clothes and with riding instructor Kerstin
Feriehring saddled the horses. They’re so shiny, aren’t they? That’s a nice ass, right? Hi, who are you? Hello. The carriage horse stretches
the stud owners Schulz, I’m just supposed to watch. Hold on here. From here.
– From here. Otherwise we’ll come back
in front of the drawbar. Always not straight in the direction of travel. We can put that in the back.
That’s what’s bothering us here. Then we have a whip here. Have fun.
– How does it feel? So, majestically
I almost want to say. (coachman) Go. I can’t just…
feel safe with you. At the paddock
we go our separate ways. Elke’s going for a ride, and I learn,
how to drive a carriage. Change once. And because the left hand like me. Good. Yes, sir. Now hold it up,
not let it all go. A little pressure. I have a lot of respect. And with good reason, right? And of you, of course. Fear is not good, but respect
is not bad with a horse. We’re not going to let that get us down. Pull over. Follow here. He’s gonna pull over anyway.
All right, turn right. Yeah. Not too much, there’s a ditch. If they ran into a ditch,
if I steer them in there? – Yeah. When I think about it,
they’d run into the ditch, if I steer her in there. There’s the same car. If I take the car
into the ditch. I’m not hurting the car. Now back here. Good. And smile when you do. There, I’m relaxed now. A little more like a bicycle handlebar. Now left here. Meanwhile, Elke does
a great figure on the horse. After all, it’s been 15 years,
that she was riding. You can’t tell. See, that’s galloping. Hold up, hold up. Wonderful. That’s a lot of work. Still want me to brake? A little. More counter-attack. Brake released. Hold it up. Hold it up. And hold.
– Stop. Stand! Stand! Hold on! Hello. I got a tough job, listen. Do you feel? Do I feel? What?
– Do I have a feeling? Yeah, yeah. Is it fun?
– Yeah, but my hands hurt. And I’m all excited. And you?
– A dream. Yeah? – Totally beautiful,
to be back in the saddle. Great. And that with the view. * (music playing) Well, it looks nice, doesn’t it?
– Looks like a fried egg. Our dinner: Boiled potatoes with herb quark
and linseed oil from the Klützer Winkel. Bon appetit. Now we have to really dig in,
that we can get the ferry. Yeah. 5th day of our tour.
We’re leaving early. Nice street here. I think we have to be here. Our daily route for today: From Gollwitz in the north of Poel it goes via Rerik
to Heiligendamm. Nature reserve. Are we wrong?
– Nope. Yeah, but… – You know what,
this is Langenwerder. But there’s no ferry here. Bird Island.
– I think we’re wrong. But it’s nice here. But this is not the ferry terminal.
– Nope. That could be her back there,
but she’s not landing here. Nope. – Then why don’t you
something here. Yeah. Yeah, someone’s coming.
This really is the ferry. Yeah, that’s the ferry. It’s in the middle of the sea.
How do we get across? We have to take our shoes off. Are you from the ferry?
– Yeah. We wanted to go to Rerik. How do we get across?
– We have luggage. So do I. Hi, I’m Andrea.
– Elke. And the bikes? Also.
– How could I? Could you help us with that?
– Let me show you how it’s done. Because with the saddlebags.
they’re heavy. You have to walk twice. You know the drill.
– Yeah. – The faces, too. How far did the water go?
– Until here. That means I’m gonna make it. No, just there, not back.
– Why not? Because the waves are beating against it. So put on a bathing suit.
– Yeah. Let’s go. Yeah, but… Help. It’s just water.
– Yeah, sure, sure. Okay. Yeah. Nah, we were going to
a little bit of adventure too. You got a minute?
– We have time. Do I have to
move completely? You too, right? I brought a bathing suit. I just need the panties,
so only change the bottom. There’s a bush,
There’s nobody around here. Come on, let’s make this quick. Then like this.
– Elke’s a hero. It’s always good to have
has strong friends in life. There.
– Are you okay? Okay. You could do the same. I think I prefer that. Nothing happens,
there’s a helmet on here. Oh, I prefer that. Look at him.
Lightness, this bike… Hello, wait, please. You just let me know,
when we have half, and then I’ll switch with Elke. But not for long, rabbit. (screams) There was a hole. Help. Help. Okay. Oh, God. So, do you want to? Actually:
If you love your bike, you push. It’s a real long way down. You want to switch again?
– Yeah. Give me a hand? Here’s a strong man, great. Great, great. Careful with the pedals. Are you still able to do it,
to take a picture with me? By bike?
– Yeah. You’re standing right in the light. Yeah. Oh, man, this is me
never got on a ferry before. But now we have an hour,
…to recover, en route
through the salt lagoon to Rerik. Probably break
…by the sandbar. The Salzhaff has its name from the relatively high salt content
in this part of the Baltic Sea. I’m yawning, sorry. * (music playing) It’s really nice
Millimeter work. Thanks a lot, bye. Have a good time.
– Thank you, you too. That was great. Carrying bikes. Nobody will believe us, that we’re going to have the bicycles
through the sea. From Rerik, we want to get
to Heiligendamm, another 20 km. * (music playing) Via the “cooling” ridge we achieve
the seaside resort Kühlungsborn. * (music playing) Kühlungsborn is
a 1938 creation, with which the old seaside resorts
Brunshaupten, Fulgen and Arendsee became a city. In the GDR, Kühlungsborn was one of the biggest holiday resorts
at the Baltic Sea. Today it is
a modern wellness place. * (music playing) So, now I have
Another surprise for Elke. But this time something relaxing.
without bicycle towing. We’re going to put
1 h right the feet up. This afternoon, we’ll treat ourselves
a little bit of luxury. I’ve decided on an aromatic
Rose petal relaxation bath decided. For my friend Elke
I booked a foot massage. * (music playing) Only 7 km from Kühlungsborn lies the
“White City by the Sea”, Heiligendamm. Since the G8 summit 2007 you know the silhouette of the little
Seaside resort in the Mecklenburg Bay with the classicist buildings
from the 18th century. This is the noblest moment
of our bicycle tour. This is the famous
White city by the sea. Actually, it’s the story
from an ailing grand duke. Frederick Francis.
Physician, they had them back then, the sea air is recommended. Then in 1793, here.
based on the English model the first German seaside resort was built. Heiligendamm is a
architectural total work of art, even though not all buildings
are rehabilitated. * (music playing) Maybe we can find
here a chicken god, this lucky stone
with the hole. One could get lucky sometimes. You could. It already has a small hole,
but not through yet. Nope. It’s not quite there yet. Here, a small hole
is already inside. It’s hard. It’s really hard to find one of these. Look at this. That’s one. That’s impossible. There he is. I see the blue sky. Is that cool? We have
actually found one. Great. We could use that.
in the backpack, what do you think? Nobody saw it. All right. Now we’ve looked for so long. All right, all right, all right. By the way, you can use the
buy here too. We could also cheat. By the way, there’s a ban on cycling here, on the promenade of Heiligendamm
we have to push. * (music playing) Molli is the name of the cuddly bath tub. Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III, a descendant of the founder
of Heiligendamm, had it built. Molli is between
Kühlungsborn and Bad Doberan. * (music playing) Through the village centre
she’s moving at a snail’s pace. For the bikes she has
a separate transport compartment. The Doberan Minster is actually
vast and glorious for the small town. With the construction of the cathedral
was started in the 13th century. The former monastery church
the Cistercian is now a Protestant church. These children
are in the middle of training. What is brick made of? What had to happen for you to get something
…so you could bake them? You needed clay
and gravel or sand. How long did it take
to make a brick? (child) Three years. Careful, he weighs. The Kids
want to become a church leader and soon guided tours
through the cathedral. Anne Yax, the pastor’s wife,
trains them. You still have a lot to learn: about building materials, building styles
and the history of the cathedral and sacred objects. You must
become little art historians. When you knock it out
or with a piece of wood, which has the same shape,
knocking on it. The richly gilded winged altar is the oldest
known altar of this kind. It dates from the early 14th century. A warm welcome
in the Doberan Minster. I am your leader today,
My name is Claas. Claas is already finished
with the training. Especially children want
the young minster leaders. The one behind me is the cross altar. Well, back in the day.
the monks sat here in prayer. And in prayer one has confessed. For this purpose one can
…once up the flap. Now everybody can once
…put his mouth up. And here, because the lay brothers
have been working all day, and then they could,
when they were exhausted, …and put it in here for prayer. Sometimes it happens,
that a monk has fallen asleep in prayer
and fell forward. Then his neighbour said:
Shut up. Hence the proverb
“shut up.” If that thing falls off,
it’s pretty loud. That would be annoying. Part of the tour
is taking over Lycka today. She is still learning and practicing
as Münsterführer. Here you can
…see the Virgin Mary’s chandelier. Mary herself wears a crown. And maybe someone
ever counted the stars? That’s 12 stars. Jesus has 12 disciples. It will also
Queen of Heaven. This crown
the Münsterführer have brought with them and so
crowned her Maria of the day. * (music playing) It is now
late afternoon. For this night.
we haven’t booked quarters. But we know: Each campground
in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania takes every cyclist
for one night. We’re landing
at the camping ground Börgerende. Elke, this is Paul. Hello. He’s showing us our place now. Hello, Elke. Great. I’ll see you to the square. There’s a little pond back there. You can’t go around…
…pick a free spot. I’ve never pitched a tent before. This is new for me, too,
but we’ll get it done. It’s part of the bike ride.
Once a tent. * (music playing) These poles
have to go somewhere, too. A little snappy it looks
but we don’t have a storm. Let’s see,
if we even fit in there. Enough of this. Good night. * (music playing) A souvenir photo for us
and our loved ones at home. I always don’t know,
where to look. What are you looking at? There, there’s the birdie. We may not look like it,
but we slept well. One overnight stay
in the tent is part of it. I’m a little proud too. Oh, and then
we still have… Breakfast. Croissant. That’s just great,
was right at the campground. On our last day.
…less than 20 kilometers ahead of us. The stage goes to Warnemünde. * (music playing) Look at this,
Shall we take a look inside? It looks like marble. studios and art galleries we have
I’ve seen a few along the way. Sculptor and painter Andreas Hedrich
works in an open studio. * (music playing) Andreas Hedrich has long
worked as a street painter and is about to
all over Europe. For some time now
he works in Rethwisch. I see a stone,
that I like, and get started, me with this stone
…to deal with it. And the moment
see a picture, this could be it, I start by making a drawing
…to find out if you’re the one who’s been how can I,
what I had in mind, in this stone. The stone has this shape. And I’m trying now
the opposite, of course, what this stone has as a shape. I try to take away,
Sculpture means taking away. I’m taking it all away so I can do this later.
to see what I have in mind. It’s a common practice here.
Custom with the open studios in Meck-Pomm. There are lots of them,
and you can walk in at any time. Hello.
– Hello. That’s standard procedure? That when the artist is at work,
you can just talk to him? Not always, but sometimes. Looks exciting here. Here I have
just an oak plank, that I’m dealing with. Who is that? – This is
the son of the client. He wants his son
for your birthday. And gave me a picture and
this oak plank. And said he’d like to
as a relief. I’m gonna try to get on it. A lot of cars drive here, we’re
…just happened to be passing by. Does that work well, the art
…to display on the street? I’m sure there are better deals,
I can say that. But overall, the fact is that
the people going to the bakery, to the beach,
come by, stop and look. And every once in a while someone
and just buy. Can this be done
or pick it up. That happens. And where are you going? We’re going to Warnemünde. We have to
…you should do a little bit of digging too. Today is our last day. We’ve got a little bit of business to do. I’m glad this is
…has turned out this way. – Thank you very much. Have a good trip.
– Thanks. Bye. * (music playing) Perhaps the most beautiful section
on the Baltic Sea cycle path is the journey
through the Nienhagen Ghost Forest. Ghost forest is called the beech forest
because of the bizarre shape of the trees, with its crooked branches
and the high-set crowns. It’s the wind and the salt.
in air and ground. With appropriate light they see
I’m sure it’s a little bit creepy. * (music playing) It’s not far from here
to the Hanseatic City of Rostock. * (music playing) Rostock is
a charismatic city, which are among the leading cities
belonged to the Hanseatic League. Gothic churches
and hanseatic town houses with its typical gables
characterize the cityscape. * (music playing) About 200,000 people
live in Rostock. The centre of the old town is formed by
the Neuer Markt with the town hall. * (music playing) From the 15th century.
comes the house of Rachow. Formerly belonged
it to a merchant’s family, today this is the city library. * (music playing) The “Fountain of Vitality”
on University Square is the meeting point in Rostock. The port
is the lifeline of the city. Life and leisure in and on
Water, that is typical for Rostock. For these two
the Baltic Sea is her field of work. Daniel Stipputtis
and Michael Naumann break into a work assignment
on the research vessel Clupea. * (music playing) “Clupea” is Latin
and it’s called herring. The Clupea is the research vessel of the Thuenen-Institute
for fisheries research and regularly
on the Baltic Sea. Daniel Stipputtis
investigated for the Thuenen-Institute the fish stocks in the Baltic Sea and Michael Naumann
for the Leibnitz Institute for Baltic Sea Research
the state of the Baltic Sea. Take at different points
the scientists take water samples. Important for fishing
and revealing for the state of the ecosystem
is the salinity of the Baltic Sea. Michael Naumann
explained by the model. The special thing about it is, that in the North Sea the water is filled with
the salt content on the surface is and by the intervention of the wind
oxygen is mixed in. And the salt water serves as a taxi, Oxygen to the depths
in the Baltic Sea. This effect
occurs only very sporadically. Because we rarely get to see these long-
have sustained periods of westerly winds, who are capable of it. So that normally. Oxygen depletion
in those deep smells. The Baltic Sea
is one of the largest zones, those of oxygen deficiency
is affected. This is particularly important for the
higher life in the Baltic Sea is important, such as fish. This is
of vital importance, to what depth is how much
Oxygen, so they can live. Because that’s her lifeblood
as for us. How the fish population
will develop, his research colleague is investigating. * (music playing) For a precise statement
it’s still too early. More detailed studies
follow in the laboratory ashore. That Daniel Stipputis even
herring larvae, is a positive sign. The Baltic Sea includes herring
…like the cod. This is the main nursery of the
Herring in the western Baltic Sea. So we know how much
Herring is born this year, the year after next
in the fisheries sector, we’re going with the small-meshed
Unhook the nets and try, to catch some herring larvae,
to see how many are there. To be able to calculate later, how much we in the fishing industry
can expect. Two scientists,
Two priorities, one mission: What they have in common is love
to the sea since childhood and the desire,
the Baltic Sea as an important ecosystem into a healthy
to bring balance. * (music playing) Warnemünde, we have reached our destination.
6 days on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route. * (music playing) The lighthouse
and the shell-shaped “teapot” are the symbols of the seaside resort. We want to, we must
one last time to the water. Look at this. He looks great. Old-fashioned. Come on, let’s do it.
We can afford it. Can you imagine?
you can choose, here’s beer,
Here’s a message in a bottle. What’s the cost? DM 1. I don’t have them. One euro.
– So we have… A real old machine. Please. Cool, with a pen, Elke. Luxury.
– Might as well write. There. By the way, I’ve seen a message in a bottle
fished out of the Rhine, in Cologne. She came from Koblenz. About time, now
to send one yourself. And whoever finds them, please contact
to the Wonderful! editorial office. Are you ready?
– Yeah. Put the paper in the bottle. Great.
– Good. Now get in the water. And this is our final gift
for you: a message in a bottle set. Whoever wants to win our backpack: The list with all 7 gifts please send
to the address shown. It is now
almost over again. There’s one more thing. Well, my butt
has been through it all right before. Yours?
– Yeah, great, no problem. The weather was the highlight.
– A dream. And the path was great, the bike path. However, if someone had told me
…it’s uphill from time to time. I didn’t think so,
I thought it would be more flat. I thought it was great too,
that we’ve got it together, your bike to the ferry,
to carry this 200 yards across the sea. That was really cool.
– And not to throw it in. That was a real adventure. Thank you, Elke.
– I love you too. And I thank you too. It was nice. See you next time. And now, good luck.
– Message in a bottle. Let’s see where she swims to.
– Yes, maybe to Travemünde. Copyright WDR 2016