• Short Summary

    Good scenic footage taken from boat travelling up Rhine in Germany.

  • Description

    Up the Rhine by boat - Germany, 1933?

    A travelogue type story. Shots of banks; river and the boat itself - the overstolz (not all shots described here). Many different boats and ships on river: barges; tugboats; small sailing boats; passenger excursion ships. The ship from which cameramen is filming one of these. Shots of passengers boarding and sitting at tables; looking at sights. Officers standing on deck. Sailors working. Also shots of parts of boat - C/U anchor; rudder going through water; etc.

    Medieval castles; villages & cities; hillside vineyards; church towers; a lovely park by riverbank w/ flowers; benches. Ships seem to be flying both 3-stripe flag & another w/ (nazi) swastika. 3 German girls chatting on boat in nearly identical clothing; one w/ little embroidered bonnet - Bavarian (?) traditional dress. More scenic shots. Town w/ large grand houses; cultivated land rising steeply in background. Closer shot of castle on high hill. Another going past hill.

    Ship's captain at wheel. A few elderly men & women look out windows on enclosed lower deck. More schloss; terraced vineyards. Stone fort / tower on island near bank. Closer same; w/ rowing boat passing. Castle ruins - ehrenfels schloss; 13th century. From land: looking out over trees; town lies beyond. Street scene: shops w/ awnings. Large white building w/ dome; pillars; fountain in front - government building?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1933 - 1935
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:52:00 / 01:28:26:00
    ON 356 A

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