The 150-foot-tall, 14th-century Mint Tower — both a fire watchtower and a castle fortification — is a town landmark. There's Manarola…and Corniglia — safely on its hilltop — and from my boat I can almost see our apartment in Vernazza. This much-admired Golden Roof was built for the Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I in 1494. Check if it is available to stream online via "Where to Watch". Rick: That's better. And these mighty mountains seem to protect the traditional culture in the region's villages and bucolic farmsteads. Historically Tirol was its own state. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to ... Rick Steves' Europe Germany's Dresden and Leipzig. Rick Steves' Europe (2000–2019) Episode List. Fresh garlic, sea salt, and toasted pine nuts get mashed into a fine paste first. And from up here we venture south, for the best of the Alps in Austria and in Italy. Travel with Rick on this video guide to the Amalfi Coast in Italy and find out what to do on your next trip. We have purchased/watched many other episodes of Rick Steves. I love walking on a ridge. And, clearly, granddaughter Laura is next in line. Monica: Exactly. Fantastical characters warded off evil and even served as human scarecrows. With Rick Steves, Andreas Clemens, Georg Reichlmayr, Holger Zimmer. Humble as that rural farming community may have been, an artistic touch prevails. The first train line cutting through this tough, mountainous coastline was an engineering marvel for its day. On this perch high above the Inn Valley you can get a taste of traditional Tirolean life among a trio of dairy farms. She makes each guest feel right at home. The Zugspitze, at nearly 10,000 feet, is Germany's highest mountain. Here is an American boy. These days the castles, which used to protect the towns from marauding pirates, guard only glorious views. One of the essential Cinque Terre experiences is to get out and hike. Rick Steves' Italy's Countryside DVD & Blu-Ray 2000–2014 Steves. And Lina is waiting in the main road for someone arrive. see our FAQ. Reifenstein offers one of Europe's most intimate looks at medieval castle life. Rick: Every week. Live TV Choose Station. For a car-hiker's look at life in the high Alps, we're switch-backing up to a 5,000-foot-high perch. It was one of the mightiest of its day. Even before the time of the Habsburgs, Hall was an important trading city. And, as photos inside attest, winter storms can engulf the entire tower in waves. I love how, in Europe, nature and culture mix it up. Then it's time for the dancers. Fishing for anchovies, sipping wine out of rustic barrels, and savoring twinkling Mediterranean vistas, we enjoy the ultimate Riviera adventure. S8 Ep8 | 25m 4s But those who appreciate the heritage of their land seem determined to keep things going. Live TV Choose Station. I've enjoyed Frau Steiner's warm welcome for a generation. 1. Rick: Each one is a little bit different. While nothing like past generations, small-scale fishermen still earn their living working their nets while the tourists play. The centerpiece of the museum is a functioning replica of a 16th-century minting press — powered by water and made of wood. The traditional alpine farmhouse was energy efficient, considering the technology of the day. Here I have Massimo grandparents. Of the five towns, Vernazza has the closest thing to a natural harbor. From the town of St. Ulrich/Ortisei/Urtijëi to Seceda, a cable car drops you at the edge of a thrilling cliff with unforgettable ridge walks and jaw-dropping views that make Seceda one of the most dramatic experiences in the Dolomites. Innsbruck's historic center is now a pedestrian zone. Beppe: Accompagnato. Monica: Exactly, exactly. 2000 Travel Skills Special. Each has a distinct personality — gently and steadily carving a good life out of the difficult terrain. Baker: Grazie! Monica: No, every week. Rick: Bellissima giornata. Rick: Buona sera! And if you manage to get invited in…you'll enjoy an education…and, of course, a taste. Irena: Ciao! And the son, Eros, florist by day and opera singer by night, sells flowers with a dramatic flair. Then we cross the Alps into Italy and tour a uniquely well-preserved medieval castle before joyriding deep into the rugged Dolomite Mountains. His style is likeable, all ages enjoy him, and 27 mins. But there's still work to be done. Savor the view and the unforgettable setting. Italy. From the valley floor a toll road corkscrews up to the meadow of Hinterhornalm, a hang-gliding springboard with its own rustic restaurant; from there it's a level 20-minute walk to Walderalm. The trails are rough…but manageable. I know everyone here. While the Cinque Terre now endures the storms of the modern world, the region's charms are as endearing as its people are resilient. This fortress, called "Franzensfeste," was built in the 1830s. Rick Steves Italy's Countryside, 2000-2007 Steves. How about pasta for lunch? The people of these towns are proud of their heritage. Until next time…keep on travelin'. The Zugspitze summit attracts huge crowds. Terms of Service | Privacy. Baker: Bye! Ciao Maria! Experience Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television shows. He even gave each city a new Italian name. A community that I've been visiting since all of us were a lot younger. His favorite subject? These hillsides have been terraced for centuries. Bible stories like this nativity scene made most sense to locals when presented in a familiar hometown setting. Rick: Very different. The town of Kastelruth feels like an alpine village, rather than a ski resort. For five centuries, it was their capital of Tirol, with all the imperial trappings: a grand church, a stately palace, and an extravagant balcony fit for a king. The mobile market serves a different town each day. Looking past the crowds, it still feels like a once-grand provincial capital. But Reifenstein has grown more welcoming with age. Guilano: Corniglia o Cinque Terre. And with slap dancing like this, what girl wouldn't say yes? Rentable private rooms — called camere — are the best values throughout the Cinque Terre. No, it's great! Copied! In the special, Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season. Rick: So, do you have relatives here in this wall? Their restaurant serves excellent dinners in a cozy, pub-like dining room. Vernazza has recovered. Find out what to do on your next trip. Just sun, sea, sand — well, pebbles — and people. Before posting, please read our Community Guidelines. 0. There's one main street — it runs from its train station down to the sea. Rick: This is your husband's grandparents. Rick: Yeah, why? Back in Vernazza, I'm enjoying the passeggiata with Irene. Buildings are painted with murals celebrating the town's rich heritage. The Great Dolomites Road — beautifully engineered — leads to the nearly 7,000-foot-high Sella Pass. While there was no well, rainwater was collected into a cistern that functions to this day. While tourism has brought a new affluence here, even high-end places are still family run. Caretaker: Hello, hello. The tiny harbor, with its modern breakwater, does double duty — serving both fishermen and fun-seekers. When medieval traders reached this valley, chances are they were stopped, willingly or not, at a castle like this. This hikers' hut has been perched here for well over a century. And, with the chores finished, Hans enjoys whittling in his spare time. In the Alps of Austria and Italy, we celebrate both nature and culture. Miners generated the wealth that paid for the lavish altars, extravagant starbursts, and this statue of the miners' patron, St. Barbara. At the meadow's far end, the jagged Langkofel and Plattkofel together form an "M"-shaped storybook Dolomite backdrop. They cook the concoction in a wood-fired oven to keep in the aroma, then flambé it at your table. ... My wife and I are very familiar with this series: we watched and taped many of the episodes on cable TV; we used the travel tips and "back door" attractions to plan our own travels and we revisit our tapes frequently, using them a souvenirs. From the main street, you can pop into a series of narrow stepped lanes — called carrugi. Corniglia, the one town not on the water, feels more remote than its sisters. Here's a fun fix for a tipsy lord. Monica: My grandfather and my grandmother. After a hike, it's fun to survey what you've explored. In this episode, we celebrate both nature and culture in the Alps of Austria and Italy. Warm water, colorful umbrellas, plenty of bodies soaking up that Mediterranean sun, and an inviting promenade. The freeway zips drivers from Innsbruck to the Italian border in about 30 minutes. This big, comfortable, friendly riverside place with 26 rooms is run by Sonja and her family, with help from Ella, their enormous, easygoing dog. 4.5 out of 5 stars 49. Monica: Every week, and it's not necessary to cry when you are here. We visit Innsbruck and Hall before crossing [the] Brenner Pass into Italy. Milk-run trains tie the villages to each other and to the outside world. And from up here we venture south, for the best of the Alps in Austria and in Italy. The town's elegant architecture and rich church make it clear that in its day, Hall was a local powerhouse. The instruments are traditional, as are the costumes. Empires from Roman times to World War II understood the strategic value of [the] Brenner Pass. In cemeteries like these, some are buried in a graveyard, while most are in niches called loculi. This big museum offers the best look anywhere at traditional Tirolean lifestyles. As automobiles are generally not allowed, visitors approach by cable car. Sure the place is now well-discovered. When our pasta arrives and the crust is broken, the steamy aroma heralds a taste treat to come. In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities: Padova, Verona and Ravenna. So, the knights huddled together to stay warm. You'd be, again, una bellissima giornata. The result: dramatically situated cemeteries high in the hills. The colors of these villages are regulated by a commissioner of good taste from the community government. As the threat of pirates faded, the communities grew with economies based on fish, olives, and grapes. The painted walls are original — a rare example of secular art surviving from the Middle Ages. DVD. Manarola is connected to the next town by the Via dell'Amore, or Walkway of Love. Today that region is divided: part in Austria, and part in Italy. The sanctuary is quietly busy with locals remembering lost loved ones. Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. The families remain tight, and they go back centuries. And here in Bavaria, they've made it quick and easy to experience their mightiest peak. Historically, each family has its own small vineyard. And each of the five villages actually retains a distinct dialect. You can also peek into the interior of the adjacent Hofkirche (statue-lined court church of the Habsburgs). To exercise his power and collect those tolls, the castle lord needed a small personal army. Clearly, fire has long been a concern. For elegantly presented, top-quality food, with subtle flavors that celebrate local ingredients and traditions, this is my Cinque Terre favorite. So far, so good with the first three episodes. A clever funnel guides the key right into the hole. episode. Giuseppe: …in Cinque Terre, you don't need a weatherman! The mountain marks the border between Germany and Austria. Today, with the help of iron steps and cables, it's climbed — either from the distant valley floor or from the adjacent summit restaurant — by families, seniors, and even travel writers. And it's main square has some of the region's finest restaurants. Cows, of course. And they found Sauro in France. Then we cross the Alps, tour a uniquely well-preserved medieval castle, and joyride deep into Italy's rugged Dolomite mountains. This time we're rebuilding medieval terraces, here on the most beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean coastline: Italy's Cinque Terre. And here in the Alps, each region has a distinct flavor. No cars enter this village of 600 residents…except early on Tuesdays, when trucks and vans roll in for the weekly tailgate-party street market. The next town hides just around the corner. Monica: Yes, here I have my grandparents. And this cable car zips us to the top in 10 minutes. Rick: From Syria… Thanks for joining us. To keep the meadow serene, it's closed to cars during the day (unless you're staying in one of the hotels in the park), but the Seiser Alm Bahn gondola makes it easy to reach the meadow's tiny commercial hub of Compatsch from the main Kastelruth–Bolzano road (easy bus connections and parking at base station). Its pastel buildings and quaint streets feel refreshingly traditional. Then the basil is added. And even the little cupids carry barrels of salt. Merchants, carrying their wares on their backs, would hike from village to village. Giuseppe: Una bellissima giornata. If I were ever to require a dessert, it would be their mixed sampler plate, dolce misto, which offers enough for two (closed Tue, reservations wise in summer, diners tend to dress up a bit — but it's not required). And it stretches nearly two miles to the summit with no support at all. Vino delle Cinque Terre. Undulating rather than flat, broken by rushing streams, and dappled with shapely evergreens, what makes the Seiser Alm really spectacular are the views of the surrounding Dolomite peaks. From there we travel south into Tirol — an historic region that today is split between Austria and Italy. Rick: So if you know the wind… Drivers will find it easy to reach, but it's definitely not worth the trouble for those without wheels. Trails can be congested. And Hans and his family are happy to serve a hearty lunch or refreshing drink. The old pedestrian bridge leads over the milky, glacier-fed Inn River to our hotel. Minimize crowds and heat by hiking early or late. And completing this storybook Dolomite setting, the spooky mount [outcropping] Schlern, home of mythical witches, looks boldly into the haze of the Italian peninsula. Rick: When you come to the cemetery, it's like visiting your family. Armando. While it used to take a battering ram to get these doors open, now all it takes is a few euros. The Italian part is called "South Tirol.". Planning a European trip I felt this was a must in deciding exactly where I wanted to go and what to see. The fountain also watered horses back when coaching inns lined the square. Guilano: Cinquantaquattro. For me, this is Italy at its most relaxed. Cliff diving for beginners is popular here. All over this region, the lifts do the climbing fast and easy, depositing hikers sweat-free at thin-air trailheads. Add Image. Within its mighty stone walls, hefty timbers flesh out the staircases and rooms. From each town stretches steep, terraced hills. Miky is packed with well-dressed locals who know their seafood and want to eat it in a classy environment. With the lure of the modern world it's not easy to keep these labor-intensive traditions alive. Detailed maps show tiny roads you might not realize exist. The town cemetery is like a lovingly tended garden. Since Roman times, Corniglia has been noted for its wine-making. Hans, while well into his 80s now, is still involved in the family farm. Sara: Buon appetito! Terms of Service | Privacy, Cinque Terre, Italy: Hiking Corniglia to Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy: Manarola and Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Italy: Cinque Terre Resort Town. Everything you need is here. The Cinque Terre takes great pride in its white wine. Rick: So, from Libya, libeccio. The maiden with the schnapps makes sure to lubricate as necessary. Current Episode (aired 14 Nov . It's served with biscotti…ideal for dunking. Hi, I'm Rick Steves, back with more of the best of Europe — and right now, I'm the highest person in Germany, proving that almost anyone can make the summit in Europe's Alps. It's aperitivo time, and as everywhere in Italy right about now, families are out — kids and parents — children enlivening main squares. Rick Steves' Europe is public television's most-watched, longest-running travel series. Rick: What's an example? Thanks for joining us. Tiny communities like this grew up in the protective shadows of their castles — their people ready to run for refuge at the first hint of a Turkish pirate raid. You are happy because you are together with the people of your family, with your friends. Rick: 54 liters — that's a lot. As is typical of the guesthouses I like to recommend, Frau Steiner shares the local culture, and that includes both food and music. While the castle was originally built a thousand years ago, what we see today is about 500 years old. Hall was so important because it was a center of salt mining and trade. Back when salt was money, Hall was loaded — its seal features a barrel of salt. And the craft survives to this day, with skilled artisans like Giuliano Basso. Complimenting Monterosso's happy beach scene is Restaurant Miky. And even today, when the church bells ring, the fishermen at sea and the grape pickers up in the hills look back at their village, and they know Italy is still Italy. Sections of the ancient road are still preserved. Miky's has a fine wine list with many available by the glass if you ask. Five hundred years ago, this was how you made money. Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. Monica: Yes, my family, my friends. The Cinque Terre, which means "five lands," was originally described in medieval times as "the five castles." But I prefer a smaller town, with fewer tourists. Stay drunk all the time! Rick: Hey — guten Tag. For a sweet dessert wine, sip the local Sciacchetrà. Hi, I'm Rick Steves, back with more of the best of Europe — and right now, I'm the highest person in Germany, proving that almost anyone can make the summit in Europe's Alps. Today's laid-back Hall cradles its market square. And thanks to these beefy cables, it's never been blown off the top. He is so very informative, shows you some places off the beaten path, takes you on the trip with him via his exceptional cameraman. Thanks for joining us. Ciao! Before posting, please read our Community Guidelines. Some of these tables snake around the castle, where you'll feel like you're eating all alone with the Mediterranean. No, vino della Corniglia. Kastelruth is the gateway to Europe's largest alpine meadow, the Alpe di Siusi [a.k.a. After an unforgettable hike, we'll catch our breath in Europe's largest high-altitude meadow, and then enjoy some more alpine folk music. Hi, I'm Rick Steves, back with more of the Best of Europe. While this could be any Tirolean village, upon closer look, it's Bethlehem, in the Alps. ©2020 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Getting off the familiar vacation destinations and exploring the many, many trails throughout Europe's wilderness areas is a vastly underrated vacation option that people don't consider. Beppe: Every village have a different dialect. Rick: Good for the tourists. Here you'll find more restaurants, characteristic shops, and a world of colorful lanes. Andy: Looks delicious! The pesto is finished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Two thousand years ago, Roman legions followed this route — the Via Claudia — as they marched north to conquer much of Europe. Rick Steves is your perfect travel partner, guiding you through his favorite European cities, villages and off-the-beaten-path destinations in this popular public television series. Mussolini did what he could to Italianize the region. But there's a low-key ambience where you're reminded we're all in this life together, so let's enjoy the moment. RICK STEVES ’ EUROPE: French Alps And Lyon Stream now or tune in Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at 4 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV Thursday, November 5, 2020 Thanks for joining us. Rick Steves' Europe (2000–2020) Episode List. But the weatherman was no help when a freak rainstorm hit the region in October 2011. Today's Netflix Top 10 Rankings. It's dotted by farm huts and wildflowers, surrounded by dramatic Dolomite peaks, and crisscrossed by meadow trails — ideal for equestrians, flower lovers, and walkers. …and a restaurant. Up top, a shuttle bus ferries visitors to and from key points along the windy road at the meadow's base, and several lifts expeditiously get you into the higher and more scenic hiking areas. Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. While you can hike or ride the train between towns, you can also catch the boat. The blue aprons come from a time when humble workers needed to protect their precious clothing. This crossing has long been a gauntlet of toll booths and forts. These families have eked out a living on these farms, with remarkably little change, for generations. Monica: Exactly. If the weather's calm, hourly boats link the Cinque Terre towns. Every one, want the people, have something like before. These days, escaping the tourist crowds takes initiative — and having a car can be helpful. And the people of the Cinque Terre know the weather by the wind. Fixed iFrame Width: in pixels px Height: in pixels px. All their pasta is "pizza pasta" — cooked normally but finished in a bowl that's encased in a thin pizza crust. Miky's pasta is cooked with a unique twist — capped with pizza dough and finished in a wood-fired oven. All the full length Rick Steves Europe PBS Episodes that I could find. The hyperactive bell tower seems to ring out the wisdom of honoring local traditions. However you get there, restaurants, shops, a little museum, telescopes, and the "highest Biergarten in Deutschland" await you at the summit. Then, after scirocco, we have a wind from Libya, called libeccio. Free standard US shipping with $50 purchase through 12/10/20! Rick: Look at that, with his rolling suitcase. Making it to the summit is always a good excuse for a triumphant group photo. The old castle no longer says "stay away." I'm rolling! From Kastelruth, we explore the Dolomites. We start in Vernazza, where the big news is the hourly arrival of the train bringing an almost rhythmic surge of visitors into town. Germany, Austria, and Italy come together high in the Alps. Video: Watch Italy's Amalfi Coast, an episode of the Rick Steves' Europe TV show. And on this farm, the system works to this day. With evocative photos and finely carved memorial reliefs, any are worth a visit. Tonight, we're enjoying it on gnocchi. Before posting, please read our Community Guidelines. Across the Alps, mountain resorts are investing in their infrastructure. Ever since Napoleon — who crowned himself king of Italy in the early 1800s — declared that cemeteries were health risks, people in these villages have buried their loved ones outside the towns. There was no fire for warmth, as an accident would set the entire place up in flames. 4.4 out of 5 stars 32. It's also just right for someone needing a lazy beer with a spectacular view. During the Habsburg rule, Hall's castle served as the local mint. The flood came and took him away. Today, the Brenner Pass is easier than ever to cross, as drivers arc gracefully along one of the engineering wonders of Europe. You approach the Cinque Terre by train through long, dark tunnels. But the region's Germanic heritage endures. Atop the 9,700-foot summit of the Zugspitze you can straddle the border between two great nations while enjoying an incredible view. Life here is subject to the dictates of the weather. When planning, be aware that in early spring and late fall — that's between seasons here in the Dolomites — many lifts, huts, and restaurants are shut down, and trails can be covered in snow. Start a New Topic. The summit — first climbed in 1820 — is marked by a golden cross, carried up here by hardy villagers back in 1851. For those hiking the trails, an ideal snack is a slice of focaccia. The baker stretches dough to fit the pan, roughs it up with finger holes, adds a few simple ingredients — perhaps tomatoes and olives, drizzles olive oil, and splashes it with salty water. Exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, we visit five tiny port towns: dramatic Vernazza, surrounded by vineyards; reclusive Corniglia, high on its bluff; pastel Manarola; hardscrabble Riomaggiore; and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso. The region is a mix of the two cultures, and officially bilingual. Click to copy the fixed iFrame Copy . A huge investment by the Habsburg emperor in Vienna, it was designed to protect his empire from invasions from the south. Title Author Replies Last Post ; Rome to Siena, Direct bus: Gary: 6: 10/14/07 02:35 PM: tuscany: That's why they called it "white gold.". Monica: Lina is the first bed and breakfast in Vernazza. The pesto is a local sauce; it's come from Liguria, the region where we are now. Gasthof Badl is run by the Steiner family. With the steep hillsides serving as a giant funnel, the flash flood overwhelmed the tunnel containing the town's stream. Rick: And quanti litri qui? Rick: In France! Hot out of the oven, the focaccia comes in several varieties, and is a local favorite for a quick snack to go. The highlight is the carefully reconstructed interiors of several Tirolean parlors with their small windows, wood paneling, and finely crafted furniture. In the Cinque Terre, everyone enjoys great views — and that includes the dead. Last stop for this boat, the numero cinque of our Cinque Terre tour, is Monterosso al Mare. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed. the Seiser Alm]. While most tourists are still in their rooms, villagers — some who've never set foot in a modern mall — do their shopping. Beppe: Example, for talk about "married," in Vernazza is "sposato." 0187-812-296). The cuisine of Lyon, France; Chamonix in France; riding the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and to the border of Italy; hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc- the trail that circles the mountain. Normally, the seas will be too rough. Rick: And people are coming every month, every year? From the top of the Europabrücke, or Europe's Bridge, it feels like just another freeway, but from the windy old road at the valley floor it looks like a mighty sculpture. My Account. From up here, it's all downhill to Innsbruck. Like a breakwater keeps out the waves at the bottom of town, a gate stops traffic at the top. While every street-level business in town was destroyed, the townsfolk have rebuilt, and are careful to keep their expanded drainage system ready for the next episode of violent weather. The actual count and countess of Reifenstein are determined to preserve their historic castle. The knight Florian Waldauf, a friend of Innsbruck's Emperor Maximilian I, built this chapel in 1501 to thank God after the two of them survived a harrowing storm at sea, and filled it with more than 2,000 relics. One-legged milking stools were finely carved. This gang rented a place with a homey living room and a small but fully equipped kitchen. And with as many nationalities enjoying this scene as there are flowers in the fields, the blissful world up here is one of pristine nature, and happy hikers. They died, both, in one week. See the Travel Details above for recommendations highlighted in bold, excerpted from Rick's guidebooks. Monica offers a free sciacchetrà or limoncello with biscotti if you have my guidebook (closed Wed and Nov–April, tel. The town's name, Hall, means "salt." Dancing was an acceptable way to meet the girl or guy from the next farm back in an age when simply connecting was a challenge. Rick: I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine! While there are many higher mountains in the Alps, the Zugspitze is unique. And each day, restaurateurs count on these men to keep their diners smacking their lips. This is a combination of Mr. Steves' tv traveling programs in Italy. Post questions and answers about travel in Italy. All five villages are connected by scenic trails, much enjoyed by visitors. Settle into a comfy spot on the breakwater. Someone — perhaps after drinking a bit too much of the local wine — calculated that the Cinque Terre has over 4,000 miles of dry-stone walls. Well-kept huts, trails, and lifts make hiking here a joy (the season runs roughly mid-June–mid-October, with wildflowers at their peak in June). From the end of the road, it's an easy 20-minute stroll to the Walderalm farm. Reifenstein Castle was built to control trade. Enjoying this stroll, it's easy to understand why so many artists and romantics are drawn to this region. She rent room, for the first time, to American people. Rick Steves' Europe Italy's Verona, Padova, and Ravenna. These zigzag every which way. 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