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Markus Hoppe packt in seiner Brauerei gerne selbst mit an

Brewmaster Markus Hoppe

The handcrafted beers from brewer Markus Hoppe from Waakirchen taste as unusual as their names are chosen: "Wuide Hehna", "Wuidsau" or "Wuida Hund".

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Winzerin Katharina Geißendörfer bei der Arbeit im Weinberg

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer gives new life to her family’s Franconian winery. We accompanied her to the vineyard

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Daniel Bensmann bemalt Tierhäute mit künstlerischen Motiven

Skin painter Daniel Bensmann

Art as a matter of skin! A visit at Bad Hindelang's tattoo artist, hunter and artist. His speciality? Paintings on animal skins

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Rapper RiA Reiser amidst the hop fields of the Holledau region

Rapper RiA Reiser

RiA Reiser began her career as a yodelling queen, before going on to completely reinvented herself. Now, she’s rapping in Lower Bavarian dialect

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Michelin star chef Valentin Rottner

Wood sorrel in the sorbet, moss as decoration, home-shot game on the plate. The working philosophy of Valentin Rottner from Nuremberg

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Auszeiten sind auch für den Abt Beda Maria Sonnenberg sehr wichtig

Abbot Beda Maria Sonnenberg

As Abbot of Plankstetten Monastery, Beda Maria Sonnenberg is also a librarian, archivist, novice master and teacher of religion. We visited him

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Eine ordentliche Ladung Kuhdreck reicht für mindestens zehn Bilder

Art with cow poop by Werner Härtl

The illustrator and artist Werner Härtl paints rural scenes with fresh cow poop as paint and gold leaf for refinement. We looked over his shoulder

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Xaver's: Das Geschwister-Trio Portenlänger

Gastro trio Xaver's

Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger run “Xaver‘s” restaurant in Munich. A restaurant that feels like a living room, as hearty as it is stylish

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Für Roland ist der naturschonende Obstanbau eine Herzensangelegenheit

Fruit farmer Roland Schmitt

The view from the Walberla is most beautiful at the time of the cherry blossom. Fruit grower Roland Schmitt preserves species-rich orchards here

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Einige alte Bamberger Gemüsesorten aus dem Familienbesitz der Gärtnerei Niedermaier

Gardener Sebastian Niedermaier

Sebastian Niedermaier runs an organic market garden not far from Bamberg’s pedestrian zone. We found him amongst his garlic, ginger and turmeric

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Xaver's: Das Geschwister-Trio Portenlänger

Gastro trio Xaver's

Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger run “Xaver‘s” restaurant in Munich. A restaurant that feels like a living room, as hearty as it is stylish

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Magdalena Paukner: Ausstellung Ihrer 2 m hohen gläsernen Grashalme in den Gläsernen Gärten von Frauenau

Glass art from the Bavarian Forest

Magdalena Paukner's glass art is lovingly detailed. With her very personal handwriting she continues a tradition of the Bavarian Forest

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In Attenhofen hat der Hopfenanbau Tradition

Green gold

Elisabeth Stiglmaier introduces guests to the secrets of the green gold, which helps give beers all over the

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Armin Kling: Der Bergbauer mit seiner Herde auf dem Weg zur Alpe

Hard graft behind the idyll in the Allgäu Alps

Mountain farmers like Allgäu’s Armin Kling are crucial to the preservation of our Alpine cultural landscape

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Dagmar von der Grün: Die Kräuterpädagogin ist Expertin für Wildpflanzen und Kräuter

Herbal expert Dagmar von der Grün

Dagmar von der Grün organises herbal walking trails in Franconia and reveals what treasures nature keeps in store for us

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