Monday, 20 August 2018

Germany: Village Church of Ribbeck

On Tuesday I got three postcards: one from Germany, one from Japan and one from Macedonia.

The card from Germany shows the Village Church of Ribbeck. Ribbeck is a district of the city Nauen in the German State of Brandenburg. It is especially famous for Theodor Fontane's poem Herr von Ribbeck auf Ribbeck im Havelland, which tells the story of a generous noble man who always gives pears from his garden to the local children. When the man dies, he wishes to get a pear in his grave, which turns into a new pear tree that provides pears for the children also after his mean son closed the garden for the children. Once a pear tree really grew from the grave of the von Ribbeck family, but it was destroyed by a storm in 1911. Its stub is today kept at the Village Church and a new pear tree was planted in 2000.

On the backside is a seal of a pear tree.
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz (from set of two) (issued 12-07-2018)

Thank You very much Svea!

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