Saturday, September 22, 2012

Unesco WHS from Germany

A few weeks ago, Anke from Germany, was offering cards from the new german Unesco site, Bayreuth. I've contacted her hoping to get a card from there. She said yes and we traded 3 cards instead of 1.

Wismar has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2002, together with Stralsund. I already had cards from Stralsund but this is my 1st from Wismar (i think).
Wismar is a small port and Hanseatic League town in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Is a representative example of Hanseatic League city brick construction as well as the German brick churches.
The modest Heiligen Geist Kirche, is a 16th-century building so different from the other churches in the city that it comes as a surprise. Buttressed red brick on the outside, it was built as a hospital or almshouse church. Behind a door at the rear of the nave are rooms originally serving as homes for the elderly poor of the parish. Inside the church, instead of the high vaulted ceiling of the other churches, there is a white interior with a low flat ceiling of outstanding 17th century painted panels of old testament stories. At the ends of the pews are finely carved medieval panels and on a window sill look for a carved medieval Virgin Mary and the three Magi. Behind the church, off Neustadt Strasse, there is a quiet medieval garden. - in: http://suite101.com/article/discovering-northeast-germany---great-brick-churches-of-wismar-a389288

Atelier Schumann
Chalk cliffs in Jasmund National Park are famous landmarks and belong to the most popular tourist attractions of the Rugen Island in Northern Germany.
Since 1990 that wild fascinating coast on the Baltic Sea with rugged white chalk cliffs (up to 161m high) and undisturbed beech woods on top has been protected in Jasmund National Park. - in: http://www.germanplaces.com/germany/chalk-cliffs-jasmund-national-park.html

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