Kulturaustausch zwischen Käse-Affineur Thomas Breckle und Käse-Macher Jan Dirk van der Voort

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Travelling strengthens our understanding of foreign cultures, broadens our horizons and thus promotes tolerance and peaceful coexistence. That's why we send Bavarian insiders through Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic and Italy according to the motto "same same but different". There they will meet colleagues and like-minded people. We will report on the meetings, the exchange of ideas, expertise and culture and a lot of fun here with videos and stories.

Cheese Affineur Meets Cheese Maker

Thomas Breckle from the Allgäu is Germany’s only hard cheese affineur. He is always on the lookout for the best cheese in the region. He met Jan Dirk van der Voort, an organic farmer and cheese maker from Lunteren in the Netherlands, whose farm has been run by the family for 420 years.

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Silvia Beyer: Bei Pfronten betreibt sie die erste vegetarische Berghütte in den Alpen

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Silvaner Meets Barbera

Thomas grows fine wines in Randersacker, Franconia. Beatrice does the same in Monferrato, Piedmont. The same vocation, but with different techniques, tricks and finesse. Our video shows you what the two experienced, learned and did together in Piedmont and Franconia.

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Weinwanderung in Franken: Zwischen Weinreben und Blumenwiesen

Hi there, Silvaner

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Im Strandbad Lindenhof am Bodensee lässt Teresa im Sommer gemütlich den Tag ausklingen

Winemaker Teresa Deufel

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Wine & Style: Hier verkostet man die Meintzinger Guts- und Ortsweine

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Mathias Rippstein in seiner Heckenwirtschaft

What the heck…

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Andi Weigand: Jungwinzer aus Iphofen

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Weingut Fürst: Weinverkostung in modernem Ambiente des Familienbetriebs

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Christian Müller: Auf einer Weltreise entdeckt er seine Leidenschaft für den Silvaner

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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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Bavarian Rap Meets Shanty Choir

RiA Reiser from the Hallertau started out as a yodelling queen and is now bringing the Lower Bavarian dialect into the limelight as a rapper. She and a shanty choir from the far north heat things up musically.

The full video of the exchange will be released on July 1

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Christian Loferer: Der Hornist auf dem Weg in das Nationaltheater am Max-Joseph-Platz

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Traditional Clothing Designer Meets Lifestyle Designer

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The video of the exchange will be released on August 5

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