Thursday, 6 October 2011

Ulm, Germany

I'm not usually too fond of multiviews but this one is a really nice exception and I really, really like this card! I won it in a lottery on the Postcrossing forum a while back. (Speaking of lotteries, I've been lucky enough to win a couple recently so I've been thinking of having my own as well. I've got an idea in mind and if everything goes as planned, I should be able to put it up next weekend. Keep an eye on the lottery section of the forum if you're interested!)

Ulm is a city in the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the River Danube. The city, whose population is estimated at 120,000 (2006), forms an urban district of its own and is the administrative seat of the Alb-Donau district. Ulm, founded around 850, is rich in history and traditions as a former Free Imperial City. Today, it is an economic centre due to its varied industries, and it is the seat of a university (University of Ulm, founded in 1967). Internationally, Ulm is primarily known for having the church with the tallest steeple in the world, the Gothic minster (Ulm Minster, German: Ulmer Münster) and as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.

The stamp was issued earlier this year and shows the old town of Regensburg, which is a Unesco site.

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