The Black Forest and the Vosges

Nature & Wildlife 2 x 43' 2010 HD

The Black Forest and the Vosges used to be united, until millions of years ago elemental forces parted them. The massif was torn apart and a deep gorge formed between them. Two different habitats thus developed: bright deciduous woodlands in the Vosges versus the darkness of the black forest. We portray not only landscape and animal life, but also old customs and traditions that go along with the respective natural surroundings. Myth and legend also play their part - such as the connection between the Vosges' highest peak and the "Belchen" in the black forest. The Celts named these mountains after the sun god Belenus, as they allowed them to establish the winter and summer solstice.

Produced by

Marco Polo Film AG

Languages

French, German

Broadcasters

ZDF, arte

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