Thursday, 7 May 2009

Postcard from Germany no. 1

A postcard showing St. Johanniskirche in the historic centre of Lüneburg, pop. 72,000, a city in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, North Germany, a member of the former Hanseatic League.

The commemorative stamp of EUR 0.55 issued on 27 December 2007 is dedicated to the 275th anniversary of birth of builder and architect Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732 - 1808), whose main achievement was the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, shown here in a picture from 1798. The tulip stamp is part of the ongoing series of German definitives and was issued on 8 September 2005.

The card was sent on 16 April 2009 from Briefzentrum 20 (Hamburg-Zentrum). Thank you, Klaus!

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