Thursday, September 20, 2012

German official cards

Lots and great german cards!!

 © 2011 KV&H Verlag GmbH, D-82008 Unterhaching © Getty Images/Heinz Wohner
 DE-1504995, sent by Marita.
A lovely sunset or sunrise in a non identified place. The german sentence on the front of the card means: I wish you, wherever you are, an anchorage to your soul.

© Schoning GmbH & Co. KG
 DE-1527117, sent by Melanie.
Some of Berlin's most recognizable landmarks: Berlin Cathedral; Nikolaiviertel quarter; Brandenburg Gate; Unter den Linden, a boulevard in the Mitte district and the Reichtag building.

  © Schoning GmbH & Co. KG

DE-1548311, sent by Petra.
Schleswig is a town in the northeastern part of Schleswig-Holstein. It takes its name from the Schlei, an inlet of the Baltic sea at the end of which it sits.
The card shows the Schleswig Cathedral as seen from the Schlei. Officially the Cathedral of St. Peter, is the main church of Schleswig. It is now a church of the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church, seating of one of its bishops, and ranks among the most important architectural monuments of Schleswig-Holstein.
The tower of this building dominates the skyline of the town. The church itself dates from an original Romanesque building, although the main portion takes the form of a Gothic hall style church. The tower was added in the 19th century, and refurbished in the 1950s after damage. Inside a few works of art are worth seeing, including the 13th century frescoe The Saviour of the Rainbow. You can also see a triumphal arch above the choir. The Bordesholm altar is one of the best examples of woodcarving in Europe. The tomb of King Frederick I from the 1550s can be found in the northern part of the cathedral. - in:

 © Fotoverlag HUBER
DE-1568674, sent by Alexandra.
I love this card!!
Castle Solitude in Stuttgart was built as a hunting lodge between 1764 and 1769 under Duke Karl Eugen of Württemberg. It is not a true castle, but rather a rococo palace. The castle is located on a high plain between the towns of Leonberg, Gerlingen and Stuttgart.
Schloss Solitude was originally designed to act as a refugium, a place of quiet, reflection and solitude (thus the name). Construction of the castle was plagued by political and financial difficulties. Karl Eugen had taken Württemberg into the Seven Years' War on the losing side against Prussia. The building exceeded the budget allocated by the duchy of Württemberg. In the long run, the castle was prohibitively expensive to keep just as a temporary residence. In 1770 it housed a high school founded by Duke Eugen. In 1775, the Karlsschule academy moved to Castle Solitude. It served as an academy of arts, a military academy, and later a general university for children of the elite. Eventually, maintenance costs led to its closure as a school after the Duke's death late in the 18th century. Between 1972 and 1983, the Federal Republic of Germany restored the castle.
Since 1990, the annexed buildings (Officen-building and Kavaliers-building) have housed the 'Castle Solitude' academy. - in: wikipedia

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