Saturday, 16 March 2019

Germany: History of Düsseldorf

On Tuesday I got a postcard from Germany.

It is the Chronicle card of Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf was first mentioned in 1150 as small fishing village and in 1288 it got the town privileges. It reached a heyday under the reign of Johann Wilhelm II, Elector Palatine in the early 18th century. In 1795 it was captured by the French. Soon after it became the capital of the Grand Duchy of Berg, which was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806. After the Congress of Vienna it became a part of Prussia. Starting in the middle of the 19th century it turned into a centre of trade and industry and in 1882 it became a big city. Since 1946 it is the capital of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Stamp:
Endangered German Whale Species - Porpoise (issued 02-01-2019)


Thank You very much Marcel!

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