From the picturesque Baltic coast through wooded hilly landscapes to the majestic mountain peaks of the Alps. Germany’s landscapes could hardly be more diverse. Hidden in them lie witnesses to their formation – rocks are the geological memory of our homeland.
From north to south, geologist Colin Devey embarks on a gripping journey through Germany’s most diverse regions. In the process, he reveals the geological connections that influence German society and everyday lives almost unnoticed to this day. He reads ancient traces in stones and landscapes, visible only to the initiated, which tell of drastic events – ice ages, rivers and seas, mountain formations and volcanic activity have repeatedly changed the face of Germany over millions of years.
Part 1: The North
The Baltic Sea coast, a lowland plain rich in lakes and picturesque low mountain ranges – the beauty of northern German landscapes is a witness to an eventful geological history. At geologically significant places, we learn how closely our own lives are linked to the rocks.
Part 2: The South
From the Palatinate Forest, along the Danube to the majestic peaks of the Alps – the beauty of southern German landscapes is a testimony to an eventful geological history. At geologically significant places, we learn how closely our everyday lives are linked to the stones.
Authors: Ole Gurr and Mona Haffner
Director: Ole Gurr
Assistant Director: Ann-Christin Krumm
Camera Operator: Ricardo E. Garzon Mesa and Jan Hennemann
Editing and Color Correction: Lodur Tettenborn
Sound Design and Mixing: Peer Hoffmann and Fabian Helpenstein
Assistant Producer: Max Knepper
Production Manager: Lars Bockius
Producer: Wolfram Giese
A k22film Production
On behalf of ZDF
Premiere: Part1: 19.09.2021 and Part2: 03.10.2021