Destination Culture: Discover Germany’s oldest castle! Hannah Hummel travels back in time in Albrechtsburg Castle. The site in Meissen used to house Europe’s first porcelain producer. Porcelain designers show Hannah how the material is being further developed today. She also visits the picturesque old town and learns the interesting story behind the Meissner Fummel – a unique pastry, where fragility plays an essential role.
Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:54 Albrechtsburg castle in Meissen 05:08 Meissen’s old town 09:31 Exhibition, production and design atelier of Meissen porcelain 17:46 An Australian in Meissen 21:44 Photographer Eric Franke 24:52 Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) in Meissen
The city of Zwickau in eastern Germany has a long and varied history of car production and industrial design. Its story is told in the August Horch Museum – beginning with the production of Horch cars, to Audis, to the East German car, the Trabant.
On her trip to Zwickau, Hannah Hummel discovers the city’s car history, as well as its art and cultural history. Both the composer Robert Schumann and the expressionist painter and printmaker Max Pechstein were born in Zwickau. This episode of Destination Culture also takes viewers to Schneeberg – a creative hub in Saxony, where students from around the world study fashion and textile design.
Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 01:00 Car museum Zwickau 02:47 Recreating the Horch 14-17 04:49 Trabant – the GDR cult car 06:41 Hannah driving a Trabant 10:53 Composer Robert Schumann’s birthplace 11:49 Max Pechstein Museum 13:13 Werdau, meeting photographer Philipp Gladsome 16:18 Schneeberg, University of Applied Arts 18:46 Fashion design student Ridhima Wadhwa from Gujarat, India 22:05 Miner’s parade 23:45 Fashion designer Franziska Heinze
Destination Culture: In this episode, Hannah Hummel’s road trip through Saxony takes her to Glashütte. Germans are known for being punctual, and Glashütte is known for watchmaking. Hannah also visits the Ore Mountains and heads underground. In Freiberg, she meets a student from Sri Lanka who has made the silver-mining town her temporary home.
Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:46 The city of Glashütte 01:08 German Watch Museum 04:14 NOMOS, largest manufacturer of mechancial watches in Germany 08:00 Schwarzwassertal or Black Water Valley in the Ore Mountains 11:14 The city of Altenberg 12:02 Altenberg Sinkhole 13:13 Visitor Mine Zinnwald 15:54 Mining Museum Altenberg 17:29 Arno-Lippmann-Schacht 18:01 The ‘Silver City’ Freiberg 18:29 Cathedral of St Mary 21:58 Student Jamana Amiruddeen from Sri Lanka 24:48 Bergmusikkorps Saxonia Freiberg
Destination Culture: Hannah Hummel is on tour in the city of Leipzig. She visits art highlights such as the Cotton Mill, a former industrial site, which has become a creative hub in the city. In Mutzschen, she meets an American entrepreneur who has turned a baroque castle into a biker hangout. In Torgau, a photographer shows her the best photo spots in Hartenfels Castle, famed for its spiral staircase.
00:00 Intro 00:51 Leipzig city tour 01:15 Baumwollspinnerei or Cotton Mill 01:49 Painter Jochen Plogsties 02:44 Art-world superstar Neo Rauch 05:01 Eigen+Art gallery, ASPN gallery, gallerist Arne Linde 07:30 History of the Cotton Mill 09:15 Baroque castle in Mutzschen, Biker Hangout “MotoSoul” 13:40 Artist’s Farmyard Prösitz 19:30 Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, photographer Daniel Köhler 23:23 Immersive art at the Kunstkraftwerk
Tune in for our new series with reporter Hannah Hummel! In summertime she hit the German road in a special, electric car – the VW Beetle Cabrio! Hannah shows you some highlights of the eastern-German state of Saxony: Moritzburg Castle, a vineyard on the banks of the Elbe river, and the Karl May Museum in the town of Radebeul. The German author liked to imagine tales of the old Wild West, and is one of the most-read writers in the world. Take a romantic trip with Hannah through one of Germany‘s most idyllic regions.