Friday, 23 November 2018

Germany: Naumburg Cathedral

Last Thursday I got three postcards: one from Germany, one from Turkey and one from France.

The card from Germany shows the Naumburg Cathedral. The Naumburg Cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th century. It is a masterpiece of the Late Romanesque and Early Gothic styles and is especially known for the statues of its founders, which are located inside the cathedral and prominently feature Margrave Ekkehard, his wife Uta and other local nobles. In 1542 it became the seat of Nicolaus von Amsdorf, the first Protestant bishop in Germany. Since 2018 is the Naumburg Cathedral on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
I bought this card when I visited Naumburg this summer.

With a matching stamp:
Naumburg Cathedral (issued 06-10-2016)
with a great matching special postmark about the cathedral's addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List

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