Switzerland Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination
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Item Code : TLGR2426VHS/NTSC. Traveloguer Films. Switzerland! A culturally diverse nation with four language regions. A Country known internationally for its neutrality, but maintaining a high level of military preparedness. Enjoy an outstanding trip with travelogue raconteurs Frank and Kay Nichols through this spectacular alpine country. c1999. 60 minutes.
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Item Code : READ2424VHS/NTSC. Readers Digest. 2-Volume Set This two-volume set introduces you to the exhilarating beauty of five countries. In "Romantic France and Italy," see the Olympic legacy of Chamonix, the beauty of Italy's Lake District and the spectacular Dolomites. "Splendid Switzerland, Austria and Germany" features the ski runs of St. Moritz, the Glacier Express and the Matterhorn in all its glory. See marionettes performing Mozart in his hometown of Salzburg, raise a stein at Munich's Oktoberfest and visit the fairy tale castles of "Mad" King Ludwig of Bavaria. 2 Volumes. 125 minutes.
Item Code : RICK2422DVD. Join Rick as he finds a true understanding of treasured local customs in Munich and Bavaria; Berlin and Potsdam; Vienna and the Danube; Salzburg; Austrian Lakes District; Swiss Alps; Western Switzerland; Bern, Murten and Gruyere. Extra DVD features include: Munich's Oktoberfest; Austrian Christmas Festival; Switzerland's Fasnacht Festival; and Rick's Back Door Travel Tips. 3? hours.
Item Code : RICK24217 Shows. DVD. Five Shows: 2? hours, closed captioned, NTSC format, all region compatible. Here's where we'll take you... Vienna -- In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss. Salzburg and Surroundings -- The birthplace of Mozart -- and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies -- Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for lots of alpine fun -- from thrilling summer bobsledding, to idyllic boat rides in the Salzkammergut lake district, to exploring the delightful romantic town of Hallstatt. Alps of Austria and Italy -- From high on the Zugspitze at the Germany and Austria border, Rick makes his way down to popular Innsbruck, the historic provincial capitol of the Hapsburgs. We explore a medieval museum, get a resident's tips on cuisine -- especially dumplings -- and slap dance the night away in a nearby Tyrolean village. By way of historic Brenner Pass, we turn to feudal Italy at Reifenstein Castle. Then we're out-of-doors, as we zoom up rock cliffs in a cable car and hike through Alpine meadows in the Italian Dolomites. Alps of France and Switzerland -- Rick makes a home base out of Chamonix, the original French Alpine resort, ever popular with international skiing and party crowds. Who says there's no easy way to conquer Mount Blanc? Just hop a gondola and you'll soar past the great peak, over glaciers and into Italy. We train over to Appenzell, Switzerland on the Glacier Express Railway and find Swiss traditions thriving in yodel-happy, cowbell country. The Best of the Alps: Switzerland's Jungfrau Region -- If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cowbells ringing on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike and bike. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet. For a finale, we ride Europe's highest lift up the mighty Jungfrau for hot cocoa and oh-wow views.
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Item Code : IMAX241945 Minutes. This documentary originally created for exhibition in IMAX theatres is by MacGillivray Freeman. It features pure High-Definition picture and sound quality. Many IMAX features focus on spectacular shots that are designed to provide breathtaking three-dimensional views of the world. THE ALPS, which was originally shot for the IMAX format, includes numerous jaw-dropping moments, but also attaches a touching narrative to the feature, making it an emotional ride.All Regions Worldwide The film follows a lone climber whose had father died while attempting to scale the same treacherous terrain--along the Eiger North Face.
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Item Code : IMAX2418DVD. 84 Minutes. In the thin air above Switzerland, on the sheer rock-and-ice wall known as the Eiger, an American climber is about to embark on the most perilous and meaningful ascent he has ever undertaken: an attempt to scale the legendary mountain that took his renowned father's life. This film is by MacGillivray Freeman. The music of Queen is featured. Many IMAX features focus on spectacular shots that are designed to provide breathtaking three-dimensional views of the world. THE ALPS, which was originally shot for the IMAX format, includes numerous jaw-dropping moments, but also attaches a touching narrative to the feature, making it an emotional ride. The film follows a lone climber whose had father died while attempting to scale the same treacherous terrain--along the Eiger North Face.
- $24.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : TOUR2417VHS. Questar Video. "The land of legendary tales and tall mountain peaks, Switzerland is Europe's Shangri-La." Little Switzerland is big! A breeding ground for great monuments: the Geneva Conventions, the International Red Cross, the International Olympic Committee, and Dada. It is the home of the music box and the world's futuristic time-pieces. It's the land of oversized cowbells and mammoth wheels of Gruyere cheese. A land of great cities, many with medieval Old Towns, cathedral spires, half-timbered houses, and frescoes on the facades of ancient buildings. It's the city of Montreux which celebrates jazz in the Land of the Yodel. It's a train's dizzy ascent up the Jungfrau. It is the Matterhorn. It is St. Moritz and Zermatt and Interlaken hosting Kings of Industry and Queens of Cinema. Skiing in minks and golfing in the snow. Switzerland is where the wealth of nations goes for safekeeping (awful lot of "it's" in this description) And it's all here, Geneva, Lake Geneva, Bern, Basel, Appenzell, St. Moritz, Lugano (Locarno), Zermatt, Interlaken, Lucerne, and Zurich. 60 minutes.
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Item Code : PASS2416DVD. Passport to Adventure A peek behind the walls of historic Chateau Chillon, on the shores of Lake Geneva, provides an introduction to the magnificent Swiss Alps region. Just fifty years ago, Verbier was a tiny mountain hamlet with only 27 residents, today it's peaks attract the creme de la creme of extreme sports enthusiasts and filmmakers. Adventure sports photographer Hank DeVre shares his passion for the outdoors and joins hosts Julie Conover &Mark Jennings to explore the off piste terrain that has made Verbier famous. Back at Lake Geneva, Mark &Julie cycle along the picturesque shore, golf in historic Evian, and learn about the wines of the Jura Mountains from a local vintner.
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Item Code : CDEN2415DVD. Client Denn Digital Camera. 80 Minutes. If one were to try and capture Switzerland, in one word, it would surely be the word diversity. It is rare to find a country encompassing such scope and variety in its national life and natural features. Switzerland is dominated by the central part of the Alps;two major rivers, the Rhine and the Rhone, and numerous lakes. Areas are identified with cultural heritage; German to the north and east, French in the southwest, Italian in the southeast and a small enclave of Romansch in the east. Churches, cathedrals, castles and old town centers reflect the diversity. Each region takes pride in their local music but alphorns and yodelers are recognized as symbolic Swiss music. We will visit the rivers, mountains and several lakes. See the cultural changes from Geneva to Schaffhausen to Sargans, Hear alphorns and yodelers at Ballenberg. Foods are representative of the varied cultures and are always good. Swiss wines are legendary. The transportation system may be the best and most spectacular in the world. By train, cog wheel, cable car, gondola, post bus, tram, ship and car - through tunnels, over mountains and across rivers and lakes, and always on time - and we'll be there!
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Item Code : QUES2413DVD. 2 Hours. Take a grand tour of the Old World with public radio's original Savvy Traveler, Rudy Maxa, host of the award-winning American Public Television series, Smart Travels, and contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler magazine. This DVD includes visits to: Bologna and Emilio-Romagna - Sample the diverse and delicious flavors of this slice of Northern Italy and take in the glorious art and culture along the way: cheese and mosaics in Parma; balsamic vinegar and race cars in Modena; and ham, pasta, and university life in Bologna. The mountainous Apennines, Ravenna's sixth-century mosaics, and a Rimini beach resort complete your excursion. Veneto and Dolomite - After a night at the opera in Verona's Roman arena, set out in search of Giotto's colorful frescoes in Padua and architect Palladio's villas in Vicenza and the surrounding countryside. Then head for the hills and the dramatic peaks and meadows of the Dolomite Mountains. Switzerland and the Alps - From the year-round playground of Interlaken, sail across glacial Lake Brienz. Thrill to a heart-stopping gondola ride to alpine heights in the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley, and hike past flower-filled meadows and mountain chalets. Enjoy shopping, chocolate, and taste Swiss cuisine in vibrant Zurich. Christmas in Switzerland - Celebrate the joys of a Switzerland Christmas, where Christmas markets and toasty ski lodges offer good cheer. From Zurich with its glittering trees and festive music, veer off the beaten path to the medieval towns of Bremgarten and Einsiedeln. Dog sledding on a glacier and a visit with Father Christmas raise holiday spirits. Extra Features: Rudy's Travel Tips - Converting kilometers to miles; Sampling wines in Europe, and more. Fascinating Side Trips - Cable car to the Shilthorn; Geneva Escalade Festival; Splendors of the Dolomites, and more.
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Item Code : ADVN2412Watch the Switzerland travel video to get swoon by the charm of spectacularly beautiful mountains, rich culture, delicious cuisines, exciting nightlife and so many other oh-wow views! 60 Minutes. Experience Switzerlands majestic alpine beauty like never before in high definition. Visit Lucerne, and go to Bernese Oberland, often called one of the most beautiful places in the world, before heading to St. Moritz to take the Glacier Express up, up, up to Zermatt. Go on a hair-raising gondola ride in the Swiss Alps, explore caves and try hay soup. Then, see one of the tallest peaks in the Alps and the deadliest the Matterhorn. Experience the rapture of this dangerous mountain as you join explorer Richard Bangs on an unforgettable journey to discover what true adventure travel is all about in Switzerland, winner of two Silver Telly Awards. Adventure Travel Richard Bangs delves into how Switzerland s alpine beauty helped inspire today s ecotourism movement. Go along on a quest to find the roots of adventure travel, and to search for what philosophers and poets of earlier times called the sublime. A Pioneer Richard Bangs has spent more than 30 years as an explorer, and is a pioneer in travel that makes a difference. In fact, Expedia.com founder Rich Barton called him Indiana Jones with a conscience. Bangs is the host and co-executive producer of the popular public television series Adventures with Purpose. Product Features As seen on public television Filmed in high definition Winner of two Silver Telly Awards Featuring gorgeous cinematography of the Alps Learn how travel can make a difference in the world Host Richard Bangs, known as the father of modern adventure travel, also is the author of the Adventures with Purpose books
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