Have you ever considered canoeing down a river for four months straight? No? We neither. Not until we heard about Lars and Niels Hoffmann, that is. The brothers went on a 2.800 kilometer-long journey, attracted by the beauty and strength of Europe’s second longest river, the Danube. Their goal: to show the river and its people like no one ever had before.
They packed a canoe with the most necessary belongings: a camera for Lars the photographer, a little notebook for Niels the author, their beautiful white dog Flicka and probably some waterproof underwear as well. Before heading off, they had requested us to provide them with a SUNBOUNCE MINI and a PRO. We liked the idea of travelling through the entire continent, crossing eight countries in four months, before finally arriving at the shores of the Black Sea – in a simple canoe – and gladly approved.
What the Hoffmann brothers saw on this journey is remarkable, to say the least. They climbed mountains, sought shelter in the woods when the rain was pouring and protected themselves with hats when the sun was too strong. They listened to fantastic stories, told by people living right by and with the Danube – in villages that can only be accessed by water.
Their photo book with story-like texts called „Gesichter der Donau“ (faces of the Danube) can be purchased as of today. For now, it is available in German only. But we still felt like sharing this story with you. And if their book happens to be translated, we’ll for sure let you know about it. Also, a camera team accompanied Lars and Niels Hoffmann partially. The result is a documentary in six parts, starting today on German television.
„Gesichter der Donau“ on 3sat, German television:
- Donnerstag, 9.12., 22.25 Uhr
- Freitag, 10.12., 22.25 Uhr
- Montag, 13.12., 22.25 Uhr
- Mittwoch, 15.12, 22.25 Uhr
- Donnerstag, 16.12., 22.25 Uhr
- Freitag, 17.12., 22.25 Uhr