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Rick Steves' Europe Previous Broadcasts

Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then we delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen.

Oslo (Episode #607H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier (Episode #606H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Exploring Andalucia, we experience the quintessence of Spanish culture. Starting up high, in Spain's whitewashed hill towns, we roll down to the coast to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa. Then we catch a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sail to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol (Episode #605H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Andaluc?a's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The Best of Slovenia (Episode #604H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:57 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:57 AM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:21 AM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:21 AM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:44 AM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:44 AM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:07 AM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:07 AM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 7:30 AM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 7:30 AM

Istanbul (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 3:27 PM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:57 AM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 2:51 PM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:21 AM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 2:14 PM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:44 AM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 1:37 PM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:07 AM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 7:30 AM

Iran:Tehran and Side Trips (Episode #513H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel.

Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips (Episode #603H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 25, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress city, we venture into less-touristy corners of the former Yugoslavia. In Bosnia, we visit Mostar - war-torn in the 90s, but bursting with promise today. In Montenegro, we sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and explore its mysterious, mountainous interior.

Croatia: Adriatic Delights (Episode #602H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, we hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy the thriving capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its enchanting port town of Rovinj.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Rick Steves' Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain (Episode #601H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

This special weaves together the region's rich mix of culture, cuisine, history, and natural wonders. It includes the major cites of Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada; flamenco, sherry, and horses; dramatic white-washed hill towns; and fun in the Costa del Sol sun - plus a dash of Britain in Gibraltar.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Iran:Tehran and Side Trips (Episode #513H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Istanbul (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne (Episode #505H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty.

Lisbon and the Algarve (Episode #312H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 -- 6:00 PM

Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema.

Athens and Side Trips (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen (Episode #511H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open air museum and eerily well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere. And the delightfully quaint Isle of Aero beckons a bike ride among thatched cottages, "snooping mirrors", and cobbled alleyways that reminds us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen.

Copenhagen (Episode #510H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways today. We'll stroll through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, ogle crown jewels in the palace and take a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Greece's Peloponnese (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplion, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 4:57 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:57 AM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 4:21 AM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:21 AM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 3:44 AM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:44 AM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 3:07 AM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:07 AM

Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch.

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 7:30 AM

Greece's Peloponnese (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplion, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 10:57 PM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:57 AM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 10:21 PM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 9:21 AM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 9:44 PM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:44 AM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 9:07 PM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 8:07 AM

Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch.

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 7:30 AM

Athens and Side Trips (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Telc, Trebon and Konopiste. We'll also tour a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezin, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

France's Dordogne (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 12, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Barcelona and Catalunya (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 12, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.

Vienna and the Danube (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy's last independent hill town, San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.

Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps (Episode #214H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike, bike, and parasail. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet. For a finale, we ride Europe's highest lift up the mighty Jungfrau for hot cocoa, glacier sledding, and oh-wow views.

Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy's last independent hill town, San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.

Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps (Episode #214H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike, bike, and parasail. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet. For a finale, we ride Europe's highest lift up the mighty Jungfrau for hot cocoa, glacier sledding, and oh-wow views.

Barcelona and Catalunya (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

France's Dordogne (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Italy's Great Hill Towns (Episode #408H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 6, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world.

Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra (Episode #504H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy's last independent hill town, San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.

Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw (Episode #310H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 -- 6:00 PM

Poland is ready to be rediscovered as the old "east" transforms itself into the new heart of Europe. Krakow, with its bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm, is emerging as the exciting "next Prague." Nearby, a visit to Auschwitz teaches us a timeless, soul-searching lesson. Systematically destroyed during World War II, Warsaw is a lively, thriving capital once again.

Italy's Great Hill Towns (Episode #408H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world.

Vienna (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.

Burgundy: Profound France (Episode #501H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of (Episode #411H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Salzburg and Surroundings (Episode #410H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Vienna (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
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    • DT9s: Sutro Tower testing, early Tues 4/22 1am-5am

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

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      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

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