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  • from stunning architectures, too clever inventions.

  • Germany is a place where the cutting edge coexists with history.

  • Here are five stories that prove the creative spirit lives on in Germany.

  • One of the newest additions to the skyline in Hamburg, Germany, is a concert hall fit for a modern Mozart.

  • The Elbe Philharmonie is considered one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert venues in the world.

  • Made up of three concert halls, the L Philharmonie seats more than 2800 visitors.

  • The Great Concert Hall, the largest of the three halls, has 10,000 unique acoustic panels that were designed using computer algorithms to create the best possible sound.

  • Each panel contains one million cells that shaped the sound by either absorbing the waves or having them reverberate through the space.

  • Curved design of the cells can be seen replicated throughout the entire building, not to be out done.

  • The glass exterior of the Elbe Philharmonie, built atop of former warehouse, is just as spectacular as the interior structure rises above the elbow river and mirrors, the waters wave and shine To mark the opening night.

  • The exterior featured a light show, time to the music being played within the Great Hall with multiple events almost every day, The Elbe Philharmonie is a must see for music and math lovers alike.

  • Settlers of Catan is one of the best selling board games of all time and nestled in the rolling hills of Ross Dorf, Germany, on this picturesque street past the buzzer in Building 43 standing in the back of the garden is Klaus Teuber, the man who made it all happen.

  • Settlers of Catan is a board game for up to four players.

  • Where you collect resource is to build settlements and cities.

  • They're worth points first to 10 wins, and it all started like this in the nineties and eighties.

  • I let dental laboratory developing games wasa little bit refuge for me.

  • His first game was called Barbarossa when I made Barbarossa I waas in my early thirties.

  • I feel that this is a kind of thing.

  • I like very much developing games, and it could be in the future for me, a very, very good hobby.

  • He designed a handful of other games and then made Qattan.

  • Klaus had become interested in Viking tales.

  • Yes, the story of the Vikings inspired me I imagine how they reach Iceland.

  • They need would they need houses and all the things and so on the imagination.

  • I developed a e from design to market.

  • It was a family affair.

  • This is Benny Tuber.

  • He lives in Germany and he is clauses youngest son on this is ghetto tuber.

  • Mm hmm.

  • On this is ghetto tuber.

  • He lives in San Francisco.

  • He is clauses eldest son.

  • In my family.

  • I am one of the game testers along with my mom.

  • Me too.

  • We play tested the settlers of Catan.

  • Quite often we would all get together at the dining room table and would test and has his games.

  • Sometimes he put a Mickey Mouse comic next to my chair.

  • So in case the game was boring, he knew that I would read it instead of playing the game.

  • My dad took that and tweet that worked on.

  • It was it was sort of an exciting moment for my dad.

  • In the tuber family.

  • There's a bit of competition.

  • My father would probably say I'm the best player.

  • No, sorry, Dad.

  • Benny is the best.

  • Mm.

  • There's a bit of a rivalry between my dad and my brother Catan was officially released in Germany in 1994 and it was an immediate success.

  • We had the immediate success in Germany because we won a game of the year.

  • Worldwide.

  • To date, over 24 million copies have been sold.

  • This game was born out of a story, but it also create stories.

  • The beauty of Qatar honest that in the end you still have constructed something.

  • So in a way, everybody wins it.

  • Waas my wish to have a very peaceful game with a lot off interaction, bringing people together for me.

  • Catan with success Yeah, to all the Qattan fans out there, Here's some advice.

  • Well, you always have to follow your strategy, but also you have to complain quite a bit.

  • Even though you know you're winning, you still have to say you're not.

  • I love building cities as early as possible in the game.

  • Never built the longest road at the beginning, and there you have it.

  • Although there are many castles in Germany, there's none quite like else.

  • Castle.

  • It has been privately earned by the else family since 11 57 you're looking.

  • The old Castle was originally constructed in the 11th century.

  • However, additions and restorations have been made over the years.

  • Unlike most castles else, Castle isn't easy to spot.

  • It's It's off the main road, high on Iraq within a low valley, and it's surrounded by a lush forest.

  • Many visitors are drawn to the hiking trails surrounding the castle grounds.

  • 34 generations of the else family have lived among the castles, 120 rooms.

  • And since today no one in the family lives there full time.

  • Theo ancestry Alehouse Home is open to the public.

  • Every year.

  • Over 300,000 visitors come to see the castle and its armory treasury on original furnishings that are over eight centuries old.

  • Throughout Europe's tumultuous history, this enchanting castle was never invaded or destroyed.

  • Its rich history has earned it a spot on the 500 deutschmark note, making it a special site for those who get to experience it in person.

  • E wanted to give the scrap life again, bringing the new purpose my eyes mix of fantasy and common sense.

  • My name is Qari Akula, and I'm an artist, and I'm most known for making moving Robert sculptures.

  • They stumbled into making robots that was making sculptures out of scrap macular phone.

  • And then I started to move those moving parts with air pressure pistons.

  • It started with a hat moving into Joe on.

  • Before I knew it, I had a robot.

  • E found my scrap metal pretty much everywhere.

  • I've got my eyes open all the time.

  • Potentially fantastic.

  • I I mean, there's every kind of shape you can imagine.

  • And he's Yeah, e band member.

  • I start, obviously, was a music making parts of fingers plugging playing on.

  • Then I built a character behind it, especially thing about my world.

  • What does it actually do?

  • Plays and music themselves.

  • My robots play the bass guitar.

  • Drunk it on.

  • They play the flute.

  • They're gonna affinity for punk rock.

  • The whole band is called the One Last Machine band.

  • My Roberts perform all around the world Tech events, festivals, university lectures or Ted talks.

  • When people see the robots, it's like they freeze for a while.

  • There's this moment off what's going on here?

  • Then it's usually that's a childish, gleaming and joy like to use scrap mackerel because there's so much weight to the world.

  • Can't destroy.

  • You can only make it better.

  • My work is a constant game of chance.

  • That's what I really love about it.

  • If you're having trouble finding Mr or Mrs Swipe right, it might be time to turn to match makings.

  • Ancient roots literally because deep in a forest in Germany stands a 600 year old oak tree that has introduced hundreds of single people.

  • It all began around 18 90 when the Forest Rangers daughter met a chocolate maker from Leipzig.

  • The father did not approve of the relationship.

  • They had to find a way to exchange messages.

  • They used a tree about 300 ft away from the forest Ranger's office.

  • A branch had broken off, forming a hole, and it was there.

  • They put their letters who once her father learned how they were secretly communicating, he finally approved of their relationship.

  • They married under the tree on June 2nd, 18 91 after which the tree became known as Bride Grooms Oak.

  • You have the off Garber, either Buddha.

  • At this move down institute this.

  • The post on people still send letters to the tree to this day.

  • But can you truly find a life partner for the price of postage?

  • No one knows better than Karlheinz.

  • My name is kind of 13.

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  • Uh, e yeah, it's so much fun.

  • But there was one letter that caught his eye as much as he can candle, um, visit my trip.

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Stories From Germany, From Medieval Castles to Punk Rock Robots

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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