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Hunting in Germany


It's hunting season here in Germany. Hunting down animals with packs of dogs was banned in German in 1934. But in order to keep the social occasion alive a fitting replacement has been found. Instead of a fox the dogs chase a scent trail through the forests and fields. The hunters follow the pack on horseback. The Saint Hubert's day hunt at Hubertushöhe Palace south of Berlin marks the highpoint of the hunting season. It is traditional for ambassadors and emissaries from across the world to take part. This year the ambassador of Kosovo is the honorary field master. Some 80 riders and two packs of dogs take part in the event. DW reporter Georg Keller follows the hunt throughout the day, and gets into the saddle himself.

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