Monday, 19 December 2016

Germany: Jüterbog

On Thursday I got four postcards: one from Germany, one from Italy, one from Belgium and one ffrom Hong Kong.

The card from Germany shows various views of Jüterbog. Jüterbog is a small town in the German State of Brandenburg. It is one of the oldest towns in Brandenburg and was for a long time an exclave of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg. After Johann Tetzel moved to the town in 1517, it became a centre of the sale of indulgences and an attracting point for many people from the Electorate of Saxony, as the sale was prohibited there. Tetzel's activities in Jüterbog are considered to have been a direct reason for the Posting of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses. 

Variable Value stamp (from set of two) (issued 24-10-2008)

Thank You very much Undine!

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