- Title: GERMANY: THE LIGHTS AT TURNED ON THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN DORTMUND
- Date: 25th November 1996
- Summary: DORTMUND, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 25, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. PAN OF CHRISTMAS MARKET 0.07 2. SLV VIEW OF THE UNLIT CHRISTMAS TREE 0.11 3. SLV GIANT FATHER CHRISTMAS EFFIGY PAN TO TREE 0.21 4. SLV FATHER CHRISTMAS HATS FOR SALE 0.28 5. SLV VARIOUS VIEWS OF CROWD / SMALL BOY 0.49 6. SCU SWITCHBOX TO LIGHT CHRISTMAS TREE 0.55 6. MV DORTMUND MAYOR GUENTER SAMTLEBE LIGHTS TREE. 1.07 7. LV CHRISTMAS TREE WITH LIGHTS ON 1.21 8. SLV MAN PLAYING PIANO AND CHILDREN LISTEN 1.32 9. SLV THE TREE 1.41 10. SCU SIGN IN FRONT OF CHRISTMAS TREE READING "THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS TREE" 1.47 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: DORTMUND, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:01:47
- Story Text: INTRO: - What has been called the world's largest Christmas tree is sparkling with light in the German town of Dortmund.
A Christmas tree said to be the world's largest had its lights turned on in Dortmund on Monday (November 25) at the official opening of the western German city's annual Christmas market.
As thousands of people watched, Dortmund's mayor, Guenter Samtlebe, lit up the forty two metre (138 foot) tall tree, which is made out of about 1,300 pine trees.
City officials say the Dortmund tree is five metres (16.4 foot) higher than this year's Rockefeller Center tree in New York.
The costs for the Christmas tree, including set-up, maintenance and the estimated 10,OOO lights, is about 170,000 German Marks (112,500 United States dollars), two-thirds of which came from donations.
A city spokesman said the tree weighs about 25 tons.
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