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A child led introduction to Inzell in Germany (KS3)

Duration: 06:59

A child led introduction to Inzell in Bavaria, Germany. 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.

Available since: Thu 7 Mar 2013

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In My Shoes Plus, Germany

1/2 The mountains, rivers and coastline of Germany, seen through the eyes of local children.

First broadcast: 07 Mar 2013

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