In 2013 most of my received officials cards, 41, came from Germany!! These are the last ones I got.
DE-2607957, sent by zuckerschnute92.
The Hohle Fels is a cave in the Swabian Alps of Germany that has yielded a number of important archaeological finds dating to the Upper Paleolithic. Artifacts found in the cave represent some of the earliest examples of prehistoric art and musical instruments ever discovered. The cave is just outside the town of Schelklingen in the state of Baden-Württemberg, near Ulm.
In 2008, a team from the University of Tübingen, led by archaeologist Nicholas Conard, discovered an artifact known as the Venus of Hohle Fels, dated to around 35,000 to 40,000 years ago. This is the earliest known Venus figurine and the earliest undisputed example of figurative art. The team also unearthed a bone flute in the cave, and found two fragments of ivory flutes in nearby caves. The flutes date back at least 35,000 years and are some of the earliest musical instruments ever found. - in: wikipedia
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DE-2664492, sent by Michael.
Coesfeld is the capital of the district of Coesfeld in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Coesfeld received its city rights in 1197, but was first recorded earlier than that in the biography of St. Ludger, patron and first bishop of the diocese of Munster who was born north of Coesfeld in Billerbeck.
For centuries, Coesfeld was an important stopping place for pilgrims traveling one of the more popular Germanic Jakobi routes (Way of St. James) leading from Warendorf over Münster (via Billerbeck) to Coesfeld, and then on via Borken to Wesel on the Rhine. - in: wikipedia
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DE-2684517, sent by Martina.
Monrepos is a lakeside palace in Ludwigsburg, Germany. This is the former hunting lodge of Duke Eberhard Ludwig which was expanded upon Duke Carl Eugen unpleted during the reign of King Friedrich I of Wurttemberg. It is considered as a rococo masterpiece. Its interior is decorated in the style of the Napoleonic era. In summer, this is the place for romantic concerts like the big open-air concert with the baroque fireworks display of the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and chamber concerts of the "Gärtner-Duo". - in: http://www.ludwigsburg.de/,Len/Home/Tourism/Monrepos+lakeside+palace.html
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This is a card from one of the german cities on the top of my must visit list, Dresden. This is a view of the Stallhof and Hofkirche.
Stallhof, the stable yard in Dresden was part of the building complex of the Royal Palace and served in the 17th Century as a venue for large horse shows. It was completed in 1591 under Elector Christian I and is one of the oldest in the original design of championship courses in the world. Today, the stable yard is used for cultural events such as the medieval Christmas market. Occasionally, horse shows and theater events here are still aligned. - in: wikipedia