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Berlin to the Rhein

Michael begins this journey in Berlin, the capital of Germany, which at the beginning of the 20th century was a powerhouse of science and technology. Led by his 1913 railway guide, he then heads west via the picturesque Harz Mountains to the industrial Ruhr Valley to learn how imperial Germany was war ready. He then travels south along the tourist trail of the castle-studded Rhein river and ends his journey in the Rheingau to taste the wines of its age-old vineyards.

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59 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Jun 2016 16:15


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
ProducerMichelle Heeley

Steam Railways

Steam Train

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.