Sunday, 19 February 2017

Germany: Berlin

On Tuesday I got three postcards: two from Germany and one from Italy.

One of the cards from Germany shows important political buildings in Berlin. Berlin became capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417 and was later also the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. After World War II the city was divided between France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the USA. The eastern part became the capital of East Germany, while the western part formed an exclave of West Germany surrounded by the Berlin Wall. After the German Reunification also Berlin was reunited and in 1991 the Bundestag decided to move the German capital from Bonn to Berlin. Today the Bundestag, the Cabinet of Germany, the President and most of the ministries and foreign embassies are located in Berlin. Berlin is the largest city in Germany, the second largest in the European Union and an international centre of culture, politics and science. 
I bought this card when I recently visited Berlin.

With a matching stamp:
Bellevue Palace (issued 03-05-2007)
with a special postmark about the election of the new President of Germany

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