Everywhere in Germany people seem to know "1,000-year-old“ trees. But do they really exist? On a journey of discovery from the Alps to the North Sea, the oldest and largest tree veterans are introduced "personally". The film thereby answers an interesting question: How old is the champion, the oldest tree in Germany, and where can one find it? In peaceful images of high quality, the viewer experiences natural monuments that are often several hundred years old. Sophisticated camera techniques bring the rigid tree formations to life. The film also shows biodiversity that can live on a single large tree.