Thursday, January 12, 2012

Favorites from Germany

These german cards were both my favorites and both have been sent by Bine.

Photo by W. Kraatz

Erlangen is a city in Bavaria. The card shows the Erlangen Castle, built in 1700-1704, is home to a large part of the Erlangen-Nuremberg University administration.
The university was founded in 1742 in Bayreuth by Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and moved to Erlangen in 1743. The monument in front of the castle, which was built to mark the 100th anniversary of the university (1843), depicts Margrave Friedrich.

Photo by J. Knobloch

Helgoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea, located 46 kilometres (29 mi) off the German coastline and consists of two islands: the main island Hauptinsel to the west and the Düne to the east.
Northwest of the island proper Heligoland's famous landmark is found: The Lange Anna ("Long Anna" or "Tall Anna") which is a free standing rock column (or stack), 47 metres (154 ft) high and weighing about 25,000 tons. - in:

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