Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Germany: Lighthouses

On Friday I got three postcards from Germany.

One of them shows various lighthouses from the North Sea Coast.
I bought this card earlier this year in Bremerhaven.

The Pilsum Lighthouse (upper row middle) was built between 1889 and 1891, but already in 1915 it was deactivated. It is one of the best-known symbols of East Frisia and grew in popularity as a result of a film by comedian Otto Waalkes.

The Bremerhaven Front Light (upper row right) is in operation since 1893. It is known for its unique form.

With matching stamps:
Lighthouses (from set of two) (issued 08-06-2017)
Ottifant (issued 01-03-2017)
with a special postmark from Bremerhaven

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