Saturday, 6 June 2015

Germany: Puppenbrücke and Holsten Gate in Lübeck

On Thursday I got eight postcards: three from Germany, one from Spain, one from Norway, one from Slovenia, one from Japan and one from Taiwan.

One of the cards from Germany shows the Puppenbrücke in Lübeck. The Puppenbrücke is a stone bridge in front of the Holsten Gate. It was built between 1770 and 1772 and replaced an old wooden bridge. It is known for its eight sandstone figures which were placed on the bridge in 1774. Today is the bridge the main access to Lübeck's Old Town.
I got this card a few weeks ago in a cover.


Stamp:
Condolence (issued 05-12-2013)
with a special postmark about the death of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass


In the envelope was also a postcard of the Holsten Gate.
The Holsten Gate is one of only two preserved city gates of Lübeck's medieval city fortifications. It was built in the style of the Brick Gothic in 1464. Today is the Holsten Gate a symbol of Lübeck and houses a museum. Since 1987 it is together with Lübeck's Old Town on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Thank You very much Sabine for sending me the cards in an envelope!

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