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Baltic Coasts

Season 1

  • Arte
  • 55 mins
  • Documentary
Baltic Coasts features aerial views of landmarks along the Baltic Sea coastline, including the Bay of Kiel, the Hanseatic city of Luebeck and Western Pomerania, showing steep coasts, beautiful cities and breathtaking nature spectacles. "Baltic" called by the Swedish and German, "West Lake" by Estonians. "Mare Balticum" is the common term that combines the nine coastal states around Europe's largest inland sea. Almost 95 percent of the shoreline today belong to the European Union, but the differences from country to country are enormous. The cinematic journey around the Baltic sea tells the stories of people - on lonely islands, secluded in the border areas into vibrant cities. From Copenhagen to the Danish South Sea and the route goes along the Swedish coast and on the Aland Islands to Finland. With the ferry from Helsinki across to Tallinn, Riga, on the Curonian Spit and finally to the Polish coast. The last stop of the trip is Szczecin. Breathtaking Cineflex camera shots from the helicopter show the Baltic Sea in a new perspective. The poetic view transform the seemingly well-known into exotic landscapes. The people also tell of the traditions, lifestyle, environment and economic situation in the regions. A Vidicom Production in Association with ARTE, NDR, UR, YLE, DR and Canal+

15 episodes

1x01 Castles and Myths

  • Series Premiere

    no air date — 55 mins

"Castles and Myths" shows us along the Flensburg fjord, the cliffs of Angeln and the Bay of Kiel, the helicopter follows a route of ancient landmarks. Starting point of the series is the northern tip of Germany in Flensburg, home of the last rumtraders.

1x02 Piers and Harbours

  • no air date — 55 mins

Even today, the steep coast of the Bay of Kiel is a valued landmark for skippers. At Thiessen pier in Kiel port, young and old people express their itchy feet in Tango Argentino sessions.

1x03 Hanseatic Heritage

  • no air date — 55 mins

Luebeck, the Queen of the Hanse, is without doubt the most beautiful city along the German coast. The view from above reveals the island shape of the old town, which is marked by Gothic gables.

1x04 The Bird Route

  • no air date — 55 mins

Every spring and autumn, thousands of migrating birds over the Western Pomeranian bodden landscape deliver one of the most breathtaking nature spectacles.

1x05 Enchanted Islands

  • no air date — 55 mins

Discover Germany's most popular beach holiday destination Ruegen to the sea eagles last resort at Usedom. Early in the morning, when the sea is still foggy at Schaprode harbour, a chef carefully selects freshly caught fish, striving for Ruegen's first Michelin star.

1x06 The Nordic South Seas

  • no air date — 55 mins

A helicopter circles stunning Mons Klint, heads westwards where the big islands enclose the waters of Smalandshavet before moving on to Grenaa, Odense and Copenhagen

1x07 The Spell of the Skerries

  • no air date — 55 mins

The massive bridge of Oresund guides the helicopter on its route from Malmo to Stockholm, a spectacular view also for dozens of par gliders who enjoy the winds along the southern coast at Ystad.

1x08 Of Forests and Lakes

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The episode starts with a hovercraft patrol at the Gulf of Bothnia, leading to the world's biggest archipelago around Turku, to the vast lakes of Vaaksy and final leg to Kotka.

1x09 The Reborn Gems

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From the impressive Dome Hill of Tallinn via thousands of Estonian islands adorning the bay of Riga to the Latvian capital, where Rem Koolhaas forms a new city skyline.

1x10 Hidden Treasures

  • no air date — 55 mins

Explore the coastline from Vistula Lagoon via Gdansk Bay to the sandy beaches and steep cliffs of Pomerania and West-Pomerania.

1x11 Mudflats and Marshlands

  • no air date — 55 mins

From Papenburg along the Ems River to Bremerhaven.

1x12 Orchards and Big Cities

  • no air date — 55 mins

The Elbe River to Hamburg harbor; traveling by dog sleigh.

1x13 Magical Islets

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Heligoland and up the coast of North Frisia.

1x14 Land of the Tides

  • no air date — 55 mins

Islands in the Wadden Sea provide a summer idyll.

1x15 The Three Sisters

  • no air date — 55 mins

The 'sisters' on the German coast of the North Sea: islands Sylt, Foehr and Amrum.