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CLIP 13539

A child led tour of Inzell in Bavaria, Germany

A child led tour of Inzell in Bavaria, Germany
Key Info
  • A child led tour of Inzell in Bavaria, Germany
  • Duration: 08:28
  • Inzell lies in the Chiemgau region of Bavaria in the German Alps. Josephine, an 11 year old girl, is a speed skater and trains at the Max Aicher stadium, one of only three all-weather speed skating stadiums in Germany. The stadium hosts many international competitions and has an environmentally friendly roof design that protects the ice from direct sun rays, thus saving on the electricity required to keep the ice frozen when the temperature rises in summer. Josephine likes to ski in Winter and wave-board with her friends in Summer. She shows us the mountain ranges in her area, the rivers made from snow and ice melt, the traditional Bavarian farms with their cows that graze in the Alpine meadows in the summer and come into the stalls for the long harsh winters. The region is full of lakes and she walks us round the highest and coldest lake in Germany. This lake used to be the venue for international speed skating competitions. The lake is surrounded by forest. The forests protect the inhabitants from snow and rock avalanches and provide essential sustainable wood for building homes and heating. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in March 2012 as part of the series In my shoes.
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  • Keywords: Germany, Bavaria, The Alps, mountain lakes, deciduous and coniferous forests, sustainability, environmental impact, tourism, ski-ing, speed skating, sledging, meadows, winter sports, cattle, snow, ice, extreme temperatures, Inmyshoes
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful when looking at: Mountains and their topography. Alpine life and living and working in a mountainous region. The formation of rivers and lakes from snow and ice melt. The development of alpine agriculture. The dangers of snow and rock avalanches and measures to protect communities. The impact of ski and alpine tourism and the adaptation of traditional agricultural communities and migration issues. The importance of wood as a sustainable resource for building and heating. Cross curricular links include: Geography: Sustainability, Europe, Rivers, Mountains, Water PSHE: Differences and Similarities, Cultural Issues German: Holidays and Tourism, Weather and Climate
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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