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21) DE-9204913 So many active German Postcrossers! You can see from the ID  number how fast they grow/skip! Anyway, this nice Lali Riddle Card was sent by Thomas, who has built quite a large collection now. He shared his thoughts about collecting postcards, and I agree with him that all postcards are worthy. But I respect every collector, both with preferences and none. 😉 The riddle is to find the handsome partner (clue from me: he’s holding a flower. 😉 Lovely stamps used, including one that features the Town Musicians of Bremen, based on a fairytale by the Grimm brothers. I actually saw a statue in Riga (https://pinayodyssey.com/2016/09/15/riga-an-architectural-haven-in-the-heart-of-the-baltics/) of the animal protagonists in the story. Apparently, Bremen symbolizes freedom in the story. ❤

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20) DE-9198618 Günter sent this nice postcard showing the Church of St. George in Wasserburg by the Bodensee (Lake Constance). Stamps used include one with lenticular clouds. ❤

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19) DE-9182030 A nice postcard sent by a katukayo (the Tagalog for someone who shares the same birthday with you). It shows the medieval town hall of Wernigerode, a town in central Germany. 😉 Michaela used nice stamps including one that features lenticular clouds! ❤

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18) DE-9173114 Steffen sent this postcard featuring the World Heritage Site of Regensburg. The old city is located in the state of Bavaria, south east of Germany. The Danube river, medieval bridge, bridgetower, salt store and St. Peter’s Cathedral are visible on the card. I’d love to visit this place with my husband when the pandemic is over. 😉 Lovely stamps used, including one commemorating Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945), a German Jewish poet and playwright. ❤

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17) DE-9113147 This postcard features a lovely photo of the Parish Church of St. Sebastian in winter. It was built in 1512 and is located in Ramsau in Bavaria. The sender, Sven, shared his hobbies and used really nice stamps, one of which is themes ‘changing perspectives’ released in 2019. ❤

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16) DE-9141652 It’s amazing how Germans are really active Postcrossers. You can see the big difference in the ID number between this recenty received postcard and the last one I got from Germany. 🙂 I remember receiving a postcard of Italy from Germany – this time, it’s a card featuring the Meteorological Mountain Observatory in Karpacz, Poland. I found out that they make international postcards in Germany, for the purpose of tourism. The observatory was finished in 1974 and sits on a height of 1602 moh. The sender, Silvia, used nice stamps. One of which commemorates Beethoven’s 250th birthday! The classical musician was baptized on December 17, 1770. ❤

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15) DE-9127226 A nice postcard showing the UNESCO World Heritage parts of Hamburg at night! I wanted to visit Hamburg and its canals when I was living in Denmark due to close proximity, but somehow, I never managed to do so. Perhaps in the future.. Christine, the sender, used nice flower stamps and a stamp featuring Heinz Seilmann (1917-2006), a German wildlife photographer, biologist, zoologist and documentary filmmaker. ❤

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14) DE-9123425 Despite the postcard being sent from Germany, it features a spa town in northern Italy called Meran or Merano. The village of Tirolo or Dorf Tirol is a holiday destination in summer. I love northern Italy – we were in Lake Garda summer of 2018. Nice flower stamp used. ❤

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13) DE-9099932 This postcard has a nice quote on it, roughly translated as: “With different eyes- some people are like a mirror that helps us look into the hidden corners of our soul.” I think it emphasizes the importance of having other people around. No man is an island, and eventhough many people enjoy the absence of other people from time to time, they still need to reconnect at some point. Andrea, the sender, wrote how she loves her job as a nurse. It’s inspiring! Beautiful stamps used, two of which are of Heinz Seilmann (1917-2006), a German wildlife photographer, biologist, zoologist and documentary filmmaker. ❤

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12) DE-9073920 This nice art card from Wiebhe shows “sea magic” (Meereszauber).  I think it’s a lovely drawing. And the stamp features freedom of the press. Wiebhe wrote that this is her first card to Norway, and shared that she learned a hack of cutting mango properly so nothing much goes to waste. I miss mango from the Philippines. I usually cut it in crisscross and then flip it gently! Perfect dessert… They sell only one type of mango here, the greenish reddish one. It’s good, but it’s not as sweet and fruity as Philippines mango. 😉

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11) DE-9076377 Cool, I got two consecutive Postcrossing numbers from Germany (see DE-9076376 below)! They didn’r arrive at the same time though. This card shows Harry Potter. I loved reading the books about 10 years ago, when I was still in the university in the Philippines. I spent my free time in the library to read the series. 😉 And I’ve seen all the movies as well. I had to convince my husband to go to Platform 3 1/4 at King’s Cross Station when we visited London last year to fangirl! There were too many people though, so I didn’t have a picture holding the cart that goes into the wall. 😉 I like Harry Potter and would be delighted to have the books in my little home library. Anyway, Christian, the sender, used.. exactly the same stamps as DE-9076376! Super cool!!! ❤

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10) DE-9076376 The Hercules monument in Kassel is featured on this postcard. It really looks interesting, almost looks like the temple ruins in Bali, Athens or Rome. 😛 I have been to Berlin twice and I really would like to explore Germany more. My husband needs more convincing though because he said he’s not interested in exploring Germany. Ralf, the sender, used nice Sesame Street and flower stamps. ❤

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9) DE-9057663 This card shows an aerial view of the Zeulenroda Sea. Zeulenroda is a resort or tourist town situated south of the Thuringian Slate Mountains. Shown on the card is the 4-star Bio-Seehotel! Volker, the sender, used lovely flower stamps. ❤

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8) DE-9068275 This postcard shows the Roßmarkt (horse market) in Alzey, Germany. The bronze horse statue was made by artist Gernot Rumpf. Helmut, the sender, shared his many years of collecting postcards – an inspiration for a budding collector like me. 🙂

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7) DE-9058158 This card from Sandra advertises the 14th Fürstenfeld Garden Day, an annual event that showcases horticulture, made for garden and plant lovers. Usually held in May, the event also has beer gardens and food kiosks, and visitors can join workshops and lectures. Very interesting.. Sandra shared her interests, and we have very common likes! Thanks also to her for using lovely stamps! ❤

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6) DE-9055983 A couple of very cute squirrels on this postcard! Hubby and I often see squirrels when we go out for a walk in the woods. I’m looking forwards to nature walks when spring, and eventually summer, comes! Tanya, the sender, wrote about some of her interests, and we basically have common likes. And what lovely stamps of Sesame Street characters, Phlox flowers and the number 3!

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5) DE-9053275 Lovely postcard showing the old town hall of the World Heritage City of Bamberg from Regina. She shared her wedding day experience in the said town hall, as she celebrated her 6th wedding anniversary. Wow! ❤ I myself am married.. for 3 years now! Thanks to Regina, she used a nice flower stamp featuring knapweeds. ❤

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4) DE-8896682 This art card is a Belle and Boo, a company in the UK producing story-book illustrations. Reminds me of my childhood when I loved drawing, and I drew every day, even selling them to my schoolmates. XD Stamp shows knapweeds (Flockenblume/Centaurea). ❤

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3) DE-8900280 Michaela sent this nice artcard, depicting her obvious love for horses! Horses are magnificent creatures, I think. In Oslo, policemen use horses to patrol around the city, and Norwegians give much respect to this friendly animals, and police horses receive the same respect and appreciation as their riders. Stamps used show 1) the Wiesenschaunkraut or cuckoo flower. The second word in its latin name, Cardamine pratensis, means “meadow”. 2) Pippi Langstrømpe (norwegian)! Or Pippi Longstocking. Or Pippi Langstrumpf (german) – a famous cartoon character from the children’s series written by Swedish Astrid Lindgren. ❤

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2) DE – 8881210 The Hamburg Central Station – Germany’s largest unsupported station hall. The stamp is a gentle reminder about freedom of the press. ❤

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  1. ) DE-8879012 A nice postcard from Martine, showing the Eisenbach Castle in Lauterbach in Hesse, Germany. It was first documented in 1217. When the Eisenbach family died out, the Riedesel barons took over from 1429 up to the present. 🙂 Lauterbach, on the other hand, is famous for the oldest beer in state of Hesse. It would be nice to visit the place next time. I have only been to Berlin (in 2014 with my sister, and 2018 with hubby). ❤ Stamp shows knapweeds (Flockenblume/Centaurea).
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