Sunday, 17 April 2011

Postcard #7: Frieburg Cityscape—Germany

Wendy sent me a beautiful postcard of Freiburg cityscape. Freiburg is located in the south-west of Germany. The city is the sunniest and warmest in the country. Freiburg was founded by Konrad and Duke Bertold III of Zähringen in 1120 as a free market town. Literally, its name means "free" (frei) and "fortified town" (burg). So it is likely that the name of this town means a "fortified town for free citizens".

I love the photograph and the nice color tone of this card that showing Freiburg town hall with the scenic beauty of renowned Black Forest as the background. :)

Wendy used three nice stamps for this card. They are definitive stamps of Tagetes ("marigold" in English or "kenikir" in Bahasa Indonesia) and Tulpe (tulip), and also a commemorative stamp of 200 jahre Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The Tagetes stamp is canceled by special postmark of "München 2018". It is a kind of campaign to promote Munich as a candidate city for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Through its official website, it's stated that Munich is seeking an unprecedented honour to become the first city in the world to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.


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