On Thursday I got a postcard from Germany.
It is Papersisters' German Landmark postcard of the Saarland. The Saarland is a state of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1957. Before that it was a French protectorate with its own money and stamps. In 1955 the inhabitants rejected the offered independence and chose to become a part of West Germany instead. It now borders on Rhineland-Palatinate, France and Luxembourg. By area it is the fourth smallest state of Germany and by population the second smallest. Saarbrücken is the capital and only big city of the Saarland. A famous sight of the state are the Völklingen Ironworks.
With a matching stamp:
50 years Saarland (issued 02-01-2007)
with a special postmark about the 60th anniversary of the Saarland