Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Waren/Müritz, Germany

If Ireland has become a more common country to me postcard-wise, then the opposite could be said of Germany. I don't know what is going on, but I seem to be getting less and less postcards from Germany, particularly via the official postcrossing site. I've been wondering about that for a while now but haven't come across any explanation so far.

I did receive two beautiful postcards from Germany today, though. The main point of them is actually the stamps used as they're from a stamp swap (I'll send the sender the UK Children's book stamps when they are issued in October), but the cards are very nice as well.

Unless I'm very much mistaken, this picture is from the Müritz National Park, situated roughly in the middle between Berlin and Rostock, in the south of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It extends over large portions of the Müritz lakeland in the two districts of Müritz and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Müritz National Park was founded in 1990. The total area is 318 km².

Anyway, back to the stamps as they were the point of this card. The one in the top right corner is Germany's contribution to this year's Europa series with the theme "children's books". The other two stamps were also issued this year, they were designed by the singer Udo Lindenberg and are themed on his songs "Andrea Doria" and "Sonderzug nach Pankow".

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