Thursday, 7 December 2017

Germany: Wartburg Castle

On Tuesday I got two postcards: one from Germany and one from the Vatican.

The card from Germany shows the Wartburg Castle. The Wartburg Castle is located above the town of Eisenach in the German State of Thuringia. Described as the ideal castle and connected with various important events in German history, it was the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German. Since 1999 it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation a group of Postcrossers organised a series of Meet-ups at important places in Martin Luther's life. The last of four was held on Saturday in Eisenach. The postcards of the four Meet-ups form a big picture of Martin Luther, which you can see here.

The card was signed during the Meet-up.
With a matching stamp:
EUROPA (issued 11-05-2017)

Thank You very much Thomas!

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