Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Unesco RR "ORC" - Group 112

Today i've received 4 cards, and 1 of them was this Upper Middle Rhine Valley, an Unesco whs in Germany. I've already received the Kinderdijk, from Netherlands a few months ago. It was worth waiting because is a great card and a new site in my collection.

The card was sent by Sabine "TG250607" and it shows the "Marksburg Castle above the town of Braubach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the only medieval castle of the Middle Rhine that has never been destroyed. It is one of the principal sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The castle was built to protect the town of Braubach and to reinforce the customs facilities. It was built about 1117 and explicitly first mentioned in 1231.
The Upper Middle Rhine Valley, is a 65 km section of the River Rhine between Koblenz and Bingen in Germany. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in June 2002 for a unique combination of geological, historical, cultural and industrial reasons." - in:

This Kinderdijk card was sent by Carolien "carolien25". Somewhere in older posts, there's information about this site, i guess i don't need to repeat it again.

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