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|Visions of Germany|
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Two of Germany?s most scenic and historic regions unfold from a bird?s eye view Experience the fairy tale beauty, natural wonders, and rich history of southern Germany. Shot in high definition from a helicopter-mounted cam... more »
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Visions of Germany
Stephen Alan Clark | Fort Lauderdale, FL United States | 02/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is another excellent video in the "Visions" series where one sees the cities and the countryside from a helicopter. This series covers Bavaria and the Rhine. I look forward to more Visions of Germany covering the rest of the country."
Basil Markow Jr. | New Jersey, USA | 06/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw (and made a VHS tape of) this great traveloge during a local PBS pledge drive a couple of years ago.
Obviously, my original VHS tape quality cannot compare with this DVD version.
The photography is fantastic, and the aerial "bird's eye" view adds a whole new perspective to the many familiar sites that many of us have seen before either in person or through photos.
After viewing it I get the feeling that I should be raising my liter stein and saying, "ein prosit der gemutlichkeit.""
USE IT TO PLAN YOUR GERMANY TRIP-REMIND YOU OF A PAST VISIT-
Harold Wolf | Wells, IN United States | 08/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"VISIONS OF GERMANY is all it can be for anyone wanting a special look at Germany, regardless of whether you have actually seen the country in person. Having never visited much of Bavaria this was an eye-opener and quite a pleasant visit using the helicopter vantage position provided in this wonderful DVD. It's taken me 2 1/2 years since the DVD release for me to discover this delightful film and narration of Germany.
I did see the Neuschwanstein Castle (the castle that inspired the Disney Magic Kingdom castle) in person several years ago. I remember the hard climb up the mountain and waiting for the tour. This DVD gives you a better view of the outside of the castle than you could ever get in person--unless you hire your own helicopter fly-over.
The Rhine trip also is much better seen from this DVD chopper trip than from a boat floating down the Rhine River. It is romantic and beautiful, if you get a sunny day, but you spend the entire trip wishing for an opportunity to stop and look closer, or at least wish you had brought a pair of binoculars. The "Visions of Germany Along the Rhine" DVD portion is better than being there...honest. To make it authentic, eat a brat and drink some suds while viewing.
If only that wonderful narrator's voice had been explaining the facts and history, and special notations along the way when we sat on the boat deck. Then I might have understood what I was seeing, and become educated to some of the wonders that the German country offers. Again, this DVD does a better job, thanks to that sleepy, soothing, pleasant alto voice of the DVD tour guide. It's a shame we never see her face.
The German music, used as background, is a mix of instrumental and vocal, plus classical to folk. The music includes works by German natives Wagner and Beethoven. It sets the stage of a total immersion into the German culture as you watch the countryside slip under your view. The music is also a part of the extra bonus footage, which is about 25 minutes per DVD. Narration is only a part of the feature portion, about an hour on each of the 2 DVDs in this set.
This DVD has educated me of the people, country, history, and more related to Germany.
This is a must if you are planning a trip to Germany soon.
It's a reminder if you've been there.
It's almost as good as being there in person for any viewer.
A MUST FOR ANY HS OR COLLEGE GERMAN LANGUAGE OR HISTORY CLASS.
Enchanting. A mix of the ancient and the modern in this aesthetic visual journey over much more than just castles. I'm super glad I finally found this DVD. You will be too.
A little disappointment compared with my other Visions DVD
Sunshine | Monrovia, CA USA | 05/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was a little bit disappointed when I watch these. It seems like Germany does not have as beautiful a scenary as that of France or Englnad. But I knew this is not true when I watched other travel DVD. Let's put it this way: When I watched the Visions of England, France, Scottland, I can feel the distinct difference in each country and their beauty and was grateful for the hellicoper views of those coutires. I had a hard time to even finish the first DVD. After viewing the first one, I lost interest to watch the second one."