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Mission Europe is a language course for beginners that consists of three mystery adventures: Mission Berlin, Misja Kraków and Mission Paris. Challenge yourself and learn German with Mission Berlin! [English Version]
||CleanMission Berlin 26 – Time Trial||Once she reaches 2006, Anna tells Paul they have to jam the machine. But they need a code. Anna follows the music and then the woman in red arrives. Will "die Chefin" stop Anna, who is so close to reaching her goal? Anna is back in 2006 and shows Paul the rusty key that is supposed to jam ... blockieren ... the machine. But the machine needs a code. Anna tries the notes contained in DACHFEG's name. Then the woman in red appears and demands the key but Anna sticks it in the machine and enters the code. Will the woman in red stop the destruction of the machine? Or will she, like the machine, become history?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 25 – Spanner in the Works||Time is running out and Anna bids farewell to Paul before she goes to November 9, 2006. Once she's there she'll only have five minutes. Will it be enough? With only minutes left to complete the mission, the player tells Anna to use the pandemonium to her advantage and to make a quiet exit. But she doesn't want to go without saying a proper goodbye to Paul. Anna does her game save and realises the rusty key is needed to solve the mystery. The music is the other. But can she get back in time to save the day? She only has 5 minutes to successfully complete her mission.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 24 – Ticking Clock||Anna retrieves the metal case hidden back in 1961 but can't open it because it's rusty. When she does manage to open it, she finds an old key. Is this the key to the mystery? Time is flying and Anna has to open the metal case. But the player warns her not to do it in front of others. She opens it and finds a rusty old key. Now she has to return to 2006 so she can stop the woman in red. But does she have enough time?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 23 – See You Later||Anna hitches a ride on the back of a scooter to get to Bernauer Straße. Her helper is Emre Ogur who wishes her luck in Berlin. But will she need more than that to escape the woman in red and find the hidden metal case? The player tells Anna to get a ride to Bernauer Straße as time is running out. She hitches a ride on the back of a scooter ridden by a young man, the future inspector Emre Ogur. But just after Anna runs into Heidrun Drei and Paul, the woman in red arrives. Paul and Heidrun Drei's husband Robert throw chunks of the wall at her. In the meantime, Anna gets away to go and retrieve the metal case. But will it still be there after all these years?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 22 – Keep on Moving||Anna is taken to 1989 and arrives in a city going wild over the fall of the wall. She needs to move through the crowds to get hold of the hidden metal case. Will she make it? Just as Anna is about to leave for 1989, the bikers appear. The woman in red tells her gang it is imperative that they find ... finden ... Anna. And she wants Anna alive ... lebendig. Anna gets into the time machine and goes back to Berlin in 1989 just as the city is going wild over the fall of the wall. But she's at the Brandenburg Gate where everyone's partying and she has to get to Bernauer Straße. With 30 minutes to go, can she move quickly enough through the crowd of millions in a once divided city?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 21 – Meanwhile in 2006||Anna goes back to 2006 to find that pastor Kavalier has been kidnapped by the woman in red. As there is no way of discovering the pastor's whereabouts, she sets off for November 9, 1989, the night the Berlin Wall fell. Back in 2006, Paul tells her that the priest has disappeared ... verschwunden. The woman in red has kidnapped him. Paul obviously knows more about Pastor Kavalier and the time machine, but there is no time to discuss it. She agrees to go to the evening of November 9, 1989 when an enraptured Berlin is celebrating the fall of the Wall. She wants to retrieve the case amidst all the commotion.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 20 – From Time to Time||Anna is still no closer to the solution of the riddle. Which historic event does RATAVA want to prevent? The player tells her to come back to 2006 and then go back to 1989. How dangerous are these leaps in time? Before Anna returns to 2006, there is a passionate farewell from Paul. She only has 35 minutes to complete the mission and she still has to find out the historic event that RATAVA wants to stop. Anna and the player realise that RATAVA is not after the construction but the fall of the wall. The player tells her to come back to 2006 first and then go back to 1989 when the wall fell.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 19 – Love in a Cold War Climate||With 40 minutes left, Paul and Anna escape from the woman in red and end up in West Berlin. But it's the wrong side. Paul adds on another complication by declaring his love for Anna. Is this an aid or a hindrance? Anna has to be in East Berlin to succeed in her mission. But she's stuck in the West. Then there's another problem: In this difficult situation, Paul tells her he's in love with her. He wants her to give up the mission. But the player tells her to go back to 2006 to work out another plan. Will 35 minutes be enough for a solution?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 18 – Case History||Anna discovers that the woman in red is the head ... die Chefin ... of RATAVA. There are only 45 minutes left to save Germany and all Anna has as a clue is a hidden case. Can she retrieve it and complete her mission? Heidrun Drei, Paul, and Anna head towards Bernauer Straße but on the way they meet Heidrun Drei's husband, Robert. He tells them there are soldiers everywhere. Worse still, the motorbikers are out again. They all hide in the courtyard of an old brasserie. As the woman in red appears, Paul tells Anna that she is the head ... die Chefin ... of RATAVA. The player tells Anna to follow "die Chefin" and with Paul they go into a cellar where they see the woman in red hide a case. They get it and hide it in a different place as they make their escape. The player says he'll think of a way to retrieve it. But with only 40 minutes left, will he have enough time?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 17 – Building Barriers||With only 50 minutes left, the player says it's time to trust the cashier. Paul is dubious about helping Anna. A radio report says East German soldiers are erecting barbed wire fences. Is this RATAVA's historic event? Anna still hasn't realised that the cashier is Heidrun Drei and the player tells her that she has to trust the helpful cashier even if her brother is suspicious. But despite his reservations, he agrees with his sister that they should help Anna elude the motorcycle gang. The three of them go out to look at the East German army, who are starting to build barbed wire fences. The player tells Anna it's the construction of the Berlin Wall. Only 45 minutes left to save Germany.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 16 – I've Seen Your Future||Upon her return to 1961, the armed motorbikers are still pursuing Anna. She gets help from a strange woman in this dangerous situation. Why is she doing this? Can Anna trust her? The motorcycle gang is on Anna's heels and she hides in a grocery store but just as the manager tells her the shop is closing, the assistant says that Anna is her friend. The cashier takes Anna to her house and tells her that she is an old school chum. Anna is dubious about the move but the player says that she has to trust her. Back at the cashier's house, Anna is introduced to Paul Winkler, her brother.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 15 – Time Tripper||In a divided Berlin, Anna has to get from the East to the West. That's not the only problem. She has only 55 minutes left to find out RATAVA's target. Is it the construction or destruction of the wall? Now back in 1961, Anna tries to go to Kantstraße. But that's in West Berlin and she is in East Berlin. Anna can't get into the West because the GDR government has started building the Wall. After her latest game update, the player and Anna realise that there are two possible targets: the construction or the destruction of the Berlin Wall. They only have 55 minutes left to find out which is RATAVA's goal.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 14 – Back to the Future||Anna discovers the time machine and is told that a gang of time terrorists are out to erase an historic event. But which one? The player sends her back to 1961. She has only 60 minutes left. Can she trust the pastor? The pastor knows the significance of the phrase "In der Teilung liegt die Lösung" and is aware too of the danger posed by RATAVA. The player says Anna has to go back to 1961 to solve the mystery and promises to help her get back once she's there. The pastor gives her the phrase, "Die Liebe versetzt Berge", ... love moves mountains ... which will help her get back. She sets off for August 13, 1961 but with only 60 minutes to finish her mission. Is it enough time?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 13 – Pastoral Aid||The church proves to be the place for guidance. The pastor explains the tune to Anna and tells her it is a key to a time machine. But what kind of contraption is he talking about? When the game is re-started, Anna and the woman in red get in a scuffle but the woman in red runs away as the pastor arrives. He tells Anna that Inspector Ogur is only wounded and recovering in hospital. The pastor plays the tune again and tells her that the music notes D A C H F E G are the key to the machine. The breakthrough gives Anna and the player a 10 minute time bonus. But will it be enough?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 12 – Church Music||Anna has 65 minutes left. She figures that the music box is the missing piece of the church organ. The woman in red appears again and demands a key. What key? Anna hears a familiar song. The church organ is playing the same melody as the music box. As Anna approaches the organ, she overhears the sexton explaining to a visitor that the organ has been fully restored but has been missing a part, ... ein Element ... since the construction of the wall. Anna realises the box is the missing link and adds it to the organ. As the organ starts playing a trap door opens and Anna finds herself standing in front of the woman in red. She loses another life and only has 60 minutes left.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 11 – Fast Food||Anna tells Paul about the mysterious motto, "In der Teilung liegt die Lösung; folge der Musik!" Paul realises the danger. He tells Anna to go and see Pastor Paul Kavalier. But is he on the right track? Paul discovers that the tune on the music box doesn't play until the end. A part is missing. Anna tells him the mysterious message, "In der Teilung liegt die Lösung; folge der Musik!" Paul gives her "die Spieldose" and tells her to go and see Pastor Markus Kavalier at the Gethsemanekirche. The player tells her that it was a meeting point for opponents of the former Communist regime.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 10 – Dead End||The player combines August 13, 1961, the day the Berlin Wall was built, and November 9, 1989 when it fell. The success of the mission depends on something to do with those dates. But what should Anna do? Paul and Anna take refuge in the department store KaDeWe where Anna does her game save. The player tells Anna that the Berlin Wall was built on August 13, 1961 and fell on November 9, 1989. Anna realises the key to the whole mission is the division of Berlin.||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 09 – Missing Links||Anna escapes from the Variety Theatre but the woman in red catches up with her at Paul Winkler's shop. She gets away again thanks to Heidrun Drei. Anna has one piece of the puzzle. How can she get the other? Ogur has tipped off Anna about the RATAVA time bandits. Back at the clock shop, Paul Winkler shows her the repaired music box. It plays a tune called "Nostalgie" by Friedrich August Dachfeg. "It's our tune", says Paul to Anna but she doesn't get it. Suddenly the lady in red shows up and opens fire. But Heidrun Drei arrives and gets into a scuffle with the woman in red to help Paul – and Anna – escape. Anna has two dates to go on: August 13, 1961 and November 9. But what year?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 08 – Settling Scores||Ogur, wounded in a gunfight with the woman in red, tells Anna about the sinister RATAVA outfit and their intention to change history. Before passing out, Inspector Ogur gives Anna a date. November 9. But what year? Ogur, who suspects that Anna is hiding somewhere in the theatre, tells her to flee. The woman in red appears and shoots Anna, who in turn, loses one more life. The game is re-started and Ogur tells Anna that RATAVA is a group of time terrorists who want to change history. Though Ogur is wounded, he gives her a clue in form of a date, November 9. But what year?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 07 – The Unknown Enemies||Anna eludes the motorcycle gang by slipping into a Variety Theatre. There she meets Heidrun again and Inspector Ogur tells her that RATAVA is after her. That makes two enemies. But why do they want her? The player tells Anna to return to Paul Winkler's shop to get the music box back. On her way there she has to dodge the motorcycle gang by going into a Variety Theatre where she bumps into Heidrun Drei again. Inspector Ogur arrives to quiz Heidrun Drei about Anna's whereabouts. He senses that Anna is hiding in the theatre and warns her that RATAVA is on her trail. Then the woman in red arrives. What does she want from Anna?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 06 – A Blast From the Past||Anna bumps into another person who seems to know her. This time it's a woman who says they were friends in 1961. Anna is further baffled with the news that a woman in red is on her trail. Faces unfamiliar to Anna are emerging at every corner. And this time it's a woman. She says she and Anna were chums back in 1961 and she says she wants to help her again in her dangerous mission. Heidrun Drei also tells Anna to watch out for the woman in red who is after her. But how does Heidrun Drei know so much?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 05 – Haven't We Met Before?||Anna takes the music box to the clockmaker for repairs. But it's more than just a job for Paul Winkler. He tells Anna he knows her from way back. But how can this be? She's only just arrived. When the music box is opened up, it appears it is more than broken. Paul Winkler finds a piece of paper inside with the numbers 19610813 written on it. What do they mean? And what is Paul Winkler talking about? Anna asks him if he can repair the clock and he says that they know each other. In this bewildered state, Anna does her back up save and has 90 minutes and two lives left. She has followed the music as the phrase suggested but what does "division is the solution" mean?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 04 – Danger Signals||Anna arrives at her destination on Kantstraße but it's closed. She's told that the owner is in a café. They seem to know each other. Anna has 100 minutes left. Will she have enough time? Anna is thrown off completely when she finds the shop closed. Leo Winkler is dead. An organ player tells her that the new owner of the shop is Leo Winkler's son, Paul. He has his daily hot chocolate at a nearby café. She goes to the café and asks for a coffee ... Kaffee ... and there's a man with a silver violin pendant smiling at her. Ogur enters the cafe and tells Anna that her mission is dangerous ... gefährlich ... as is RATAVA. Intrigued, Anna hurries after the elderly man with the violin. But what's in his case?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 03 – Direction Kantstraße||Anna heads off towards Kantstraße but is held up because she has to ask for directions. She loses more time when the men on motorcycles arrive and shoot at her. The mission has obstacles. When she asks children on roller skates for directions, the black helmets gun her down. After the game is re-started, she finally reaches Kantstraße. But will she find what she is looking for there?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 02 – Unfinished Business||Anna starts to answer Ogur's questions but is interrupted by the sound of motorbikes and gunshots. She escapes to a museum where she discovers an address on her music box. Can it shed any light on her mission? Anna takes refuge in a museum. Worried that the police or the armed motorbikers are still pursuing her, she hides in the men's toilets. There she notices the address of a Leo Winkler on Kantstraße written on her music box. Is he still alive and can he help her?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Berlin 01 – Rude Awakening||Anna's mission is to save Germany from a disaster. She has to keep the secret, solve the puzzle, and watch out for men on motorcycles. She's got 130 minutes. But where's her first clue? Anna wakes up in room 14 ... Zimmer vierzehn, in a hotel in Germany with a police superintendent ... Kommissar ... on his way to her room. Superintendent Ogur introduces himself and mentions the murder of a guest in room 40 ... Zimmer vierzig. On the bathroom mirror he notices the phrase, "In der Teilung liegt die Lösung; folge der Musik". Anna goes down to answer the superintendent's questions. But what does the phrase mean?||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
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