19.01.2022 – 10:36
Snow on the slopes, mulled wine in the hut: the Thuringian Forest is a popular holiday destination, especially in winter. The ZDF state studio Thuringia takes a look behind the scenes of the winter forest region on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 6 p.m. “ZDF.reportage: Thuringian Forest” by Melanie Haack and Daniela Sonntag will be available from Friday, January 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m. in the ZDFmediathek.
Even in GDR times, people in the Thuringian Forest were looking for winter magic. After the reunification, the holiday image got a little dusty. Now the winter sports region wants to become more modern and build on the successful years. The small town of Lauscha is known far beyond the borders of the Thuringian Forest, mainly because of its glass blowing tradition. The Christmas tree ball is said to have been invented here in the mid-19th century. Now Lauscha gets a new resident with Roger Parramore, glass artist from America. He wants to settle down here. Johnny and Carola Uittenbroek from the Netherlands bought a small holiday park with a campsite in Gehlberg. The start during the pandemic was extremely unfavorable, but the Uittenbroeks are confident that more holidaymakers will come in the future. Winter tourism is often too much for forester Ronny Eckhardt. He tries to convey the needs of nature and the timber industry to ski tourists, who often travel off-piste. This winter he wants to put up stop signs and explain the “Knigge of the Forest” to skiers.
Ansprechpartnerin: Claudia Hustedt, Telefon: 06131 – 70-15952; Presse-Desk, Telefon: 06131 – 70-12108, [email protected]
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“ZDFreportage” in the ZDFmediathek: https://zdf.de/dokumentation/zdf-reportage
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