UFA documentary from 1930s showing rural idyll and picturesque Medieval towns in Germany.
Unissued / unused material.
"Sonne Uber Den Spessart" - UFA documentary about travelling through the Spessart area of Germany.
Titles in German.
L/S mist coming through woodland. Various shots warthogs / wild boars in forest. General view typical German villages. Sequence showing two hikers stopping at house / cafe and buying bread from woman. Various shots of River Main showing logs being transported. Several shots vine yards.
Various shots quaint medieval town beside river. Various shots fishing on river, nets hanging by banks. Various shots locks working, a river steamers passes through. Various shots cranes at industrial docks on river.
Sheep being herded. Various shots young women canoeists on river, they pass through a bigger town with large castle. Various shots of castle - a post man delivers mail to woman in high tower, she lowers a basket on a rope which the letters are places in.
Various shots another picturesque medieval town with market place. Various shots kids splashing about in fountain. Various shots chimney sweepers at work (they wear old-fashioned clothes and top hats). More shots medieval buildings. Various shots statues and carvings.
Various shots German soldiers guarding a World War One memorial, a swastika symbol is on carved on it, smoke pours from two vases beside guards - looks spooky! Various shots idyllic looking country gardens and houses. Various shots two women cutting long grass.
More shots of another medieval town. Various shots ruins of old church or large house. Various shots people swimming at outdoor pool. Various shots people horse riding and rowing in grounds of stately home.
Towns seen include Miltenberg, Wertheim, Lohr, Alchaffenburg.
Cataloguers' note: item may have been used for propaganda purposes by Nazis? People filmed are blonde, bronzed Aryan-types. Seems to promote healthy, outdoors, rural lifestyle.