• Short Summary

    NEW SNOWFALLS SWEPT ACROSS CENTRAL EUROPE TODAY (SUNDAY) AS WEATHER FORECASTERS WARNED THAT THE THREE-WEEK-LONG COLD SPELL SHOWS NO SIGNS OF A BREAK.

  • Description

    NEW SNOWFALLS SWEPT ACROSS CENTRAL EUROPE TODAY (SUNDAY) AS WEATHER FORECASTERS WARNED THAT THE THREE-WEEK-LONG COLD SPELL SHOWS NO SIGNS OF A BREAK.IN BONN, THE FEDERAL GERMAN CAPITAL, THE LOWEST TEMPERATURES FOR MANY YEARS WERE REPORTED.DRIFTING ICE HAMPERED SHIPPING ON THE RHINE AND THE ELBE.CAR FERRIES ACROSS THE RHINE WERE STOPPED, AND MOTORISTS CRAWLED BUMBER-TO-BUMBER ACROSS BONN BRIDGE - THE ONLY BRIDGE ACROSS THE RHINE FOR 20 MILES ON EITHER SIDE.

    IN WEST BERLIN THE COLD WEATHER WITH ITS FREEZING TEMPERATURES AND HEAVY SNOWFALLS HAS MEANT A HAPPY TIME FOR WINTER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS.AT ONE TIME WEST BERLINERS HAD TO TRAVEL MORE THAN 150 MILES TO FIND SKI SLOPES.NOW THEY HAVE A HILL OF THEIR OWN WITH TWO SKI JUMPS, TWO PARALLEL TOBOGGAN COURSES AND AN 800-METRE SLOPE FOR DOWNHILL AND SLALOM SKI-ING.

    THE HILL IS CALLED TEUFELSBURG AFTER A FORMER SWAMP AREA NEARBY AND HAS GROWN TO A HEIGHT OF MORE THAN 800 METRES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AS RUBBLE HAS BEEN TIPPED ON THE SITE OF THE RUINS OF THE FORMER NAZI COLLEGE FOR DEFENCE STRATEGY.

    WHAT TO DO WITH THE 51 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF RUBBLE THE WAR LEFT IN THE CITY WORRIED OFFICIALS FOR SOME TIME.THEN IT WAS DECIDED A FEW HILLS WOULD IMPROVE THE CITY, SITUATED ON THE SANDY PLANES OF CENTRAL GERMANY.FIRST A HUGE BUNKER DISAPPEARED UNDER HEAPS OF RUBBLE AND GRASS AND TREES PLANTED ON IT.NOW THE TEUFELSBURG HAS BECOME A WINTER SPORTS PARADISE.MORE THAN 7,000 WEST BERLINERS TURNED OUT FOR THE FIRST SKI JUMPING COMPETITION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2AM0RNGQDFRDZ7B55PAJRMZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2AM0RNGQDFRDZ7B55PAJRMZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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