Tuesday, 28 March 2017

My Trip to Helmstedt

On Saturday I was in Helmstedt and there I bought some cards for my collection.

Helmstedt is a town in eastern Lower Saxony. It is the capital of the District of Helmstedt and was once a member of the Hanseatic League. 

In 1576 the first Protestant university of the northern Holy Roman Empire and first university of the Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was founded in Helmstedt. It soon became one of the largest universities in Germany. The university's main building, the Juleum, is a major example of the Weser Renaissance style. In 1810 the university was closed. The Juleum now houses the District and University Museum of Helmstedt.

In the 20th century Helmstedt was located near the most important border crossing between East and West Germany. The Zone Border Museum collects documents about the history of the border in the District of Helmstedt.

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