My officials have been travelling for quite some time, sometimes more than a month but in the 2 last days a few of them were registered. I hope this is a sign that things are getting better.
Heinz Lothar Stutte * Fotografie + Bildkunstverlag
DE-3371334, sent by André.
An oldish card from Schrammsteine, long, strung-out, very jagged group of rocks in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains located east of Bad Schandau in Saxon Switzerland in East Germany.
Photo: Klaus Ender
DE-3372629, sent by Julia.
This is the Ralswiek Palace in Rugen Island.
Schloss Ralswiek sits on a location occupied by noble families since the Middle Ages. Today’s neo-Renaissance schloss dates from 1891 and was designed to resemble a French Renaissance château.
The estate was built by Hugo Sholto Douglas, earl of Douglas. Of Scottish ancestry, he made his fortune by mining in Germany. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and was awarded the Iron Cross.
The schloss was confiscated from the Douglas family after World War II and turned into a nursing home and home for the handicapped for the German Red Cross.
In 1999, renovations began for its new life as a hotel, finally opening its doors to guests in 2002. - in: http://castleandpalacehotels.com/countries/germany/germany_regions/mecklenburg_western_pomerania/ralswiek.html
DE-3385458, sent by Karin.
A lovely snowy view card from Ramsau in the Bavarian Alps, located in the district of Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria, close to the border with Austria. The church of Ramsau, parish church of Saint Sebastian, is often on postcards and looking at this card I can understand why.
The church consecrated is to the saints Sebastian and Fabian. It was built in 1512 under provost Gregor Rainer and was extended in 1692 in the baroque style. It has a tower with baroque onion shaped tower which is covered like the whole church with wooden shingles. - in: http://www.berchtesgaden-online.com/cities/ramsau/parish-church.htm
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DE-3395329, sent by Bernhard.
A view of Kirchdorf, a village on the Poel Island, a german island in the Baltic Sea. It covers an area of 36.02 km² and has 2873 citizens. Satellite pictures show that most of it is used as farmland. With its good air, clean water, fine beaches and sheltered harbours, it is also popular recreational area. - in: wikipedia
Different views from Münich: Café Luitpold, Nymphenburg Palace, Viktualienmarkt, Marienplatz, musicians, Theatine Church and Brauereigespann.