Sunday, 30 October 2016

Germany: Naumburg Cathedral

On Thursday I got three postcards from Naumburg.

Naumburg is a city in the German State of Saxony-Anhalt. It is located on the Saale and is the administrative centre of the Burgenlandkreis.

Two of the cards show the Naumburg Cathedral. The Naumburg Cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th century. It is a masterpiece of the Late Romanesque and Early Gothic styles and is especially known for the statues of its founders, which are located inside of the cathedral and prominently feature Margrave Ekkehard, his wife Uta and other local nobles. In 1542 it became the seat of Nicolaus von Amsdorf, the first Protestant bishop of Germany. Today it seeks for the inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
I got this card a few weeks ago in a cover and used it to get a special postmark.

The Naumburg Cathedral is one of the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites of 2018.

With a matching stamp:
Naumburg Cathedral (issued 06-10-2016)
with a special postmark showing the cathedral and the statue of Uta

To celebrate the issuance of the Naumburg stamp a Postcrossing Meet-up was held in the city on 22nd October. The second card was signed during the Meet-up.
With the matching stamp:
Naumburg Cathedral (issued 06-10-2016)

The last card is the official postcard printed for the Postcrossing Meet-up in Naumburg.

It was also signed during the meet-up.
Naumburg Cathedral (issued 06-10-2016)

Thank You you very much Marcel for sending me the first card in an envelope and Thank You Corinna and Hanko for sending me the other two cards from the meet-up!

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