In this Highlights episode: The Carnival of Venice, using 3-D printers for building, hypnotist Jan Becker, the increasing popularity of sneakers, and the Lake Constance Region.
The Carnival of Venice
The Carnival in Venice, Italy, is a big affair. The traditional "Vollo dell' Angelo" or flight of the angel kicks things off. And we get some help with this year's "Casanova". Plus, we check out wig maker Michele Doardo's salon.
Using 3-D printers For Building
Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger from the Technical University in Zurich are the brains behind the creation of a 3-D construction project which they call the Digital Grotesque. We also meet others in the field who use the new technology to actually build rooms and buildings, and the possibilities seem endless.
Sneakers Are In
Designer sneakers are really popular today, and we went to the Paris Fashion Week to see them in action on the catwalk by top design houses.
Hypnotist Jan Becker
Jan Becker is perhaps Germany's most famous hypnotist. We meet him at his show where he truly has the audience under his spell.
The Lake Constance Region
Lake Constance borders Austria, Switzerland and Germany. We first visit one of the main cities there - Friedrichshafen on the German side. There the famous Zeppelin Museum houses the world's largest collection of materials on airships. We then go to nearby Unteruhldingen to check out the Lake Dwelling Museum which shows earlier primitive settlements on stilts.