Hamburg, Germany

Binnenalster or Inner Alster Lake is one of two artificial lakes within the city limits of Hamburg, which are formed by the river Alster.

Hamburg Port- Hamburger Hafen - called Germany's Gateway to the World, is a largest port in Germany and second in Europe, after Rotterdam. 

 The cards from Rene Menges Publishing-House I received from Martin. 

It was my last post in 2010. Happy New 2011 Year to all!

Augustusburg, Saxony, Germany

Augustusburg is situated 12 km from Chemnitz. In town live 12000 inhabitants. It is famous for a castle Jagdschloss (hunting castle).
A card from Uwe.

The Rhön Mountains, Germany

The Rhön Mountains (Die Hohe Rhön) are a group of low mountains in central Germany, located around the border area where the states of Hesse, Bavaria and Thuringia come together. On a card- village Frankenheim in Thuringia with 1200 inhabitants. The mountains are famous for their mineral springs and not high peaks. Main town-Fulda.
A card from Uwe.

Biederitz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Biederitz - 8000 inhabitants village near Magdeburg, on Elbe river. This multiview I received from Uwe.


Engines and trains of Finland

An official PC sticker card from Ari.

Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Halle- town of over 232000 inhanitants in Saxony-Anhalt, on a river Saale (Soława). Because of Halle was not so heavy damaged during the World War The Second so it has many original historical buildings like castle, churches and townhall.

A Christmas "town" card from Simone.

Turku, Finland

The cathedral was originally built out of wood in the late 13th century, and was dedicated as the main cathedral of Finland in 1300 year, the seat of the bishop of Turku. It was considerably expanded in the 14th and 15th centuries, mainly using stone as the construction material. The cathedral was  damaged during the fire in 1827, and was rebuilt to a great extent afterwards.
Source: Wikipedia-30.12.2010

A card from MaHaKo via Europe RR, group E4.


Hong Kong

The next beautiful card from Jonathan. It shows the traditional sailing boats used in Hong Kong in the past.

Lutherstadt Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Eisleben - a 25 thousands of inhabitants town in Saxony-Anhalt. It is famous for a hometown of Martin Luter, so its official name is Lutherstadt. Eisleben was first mentioned in 997 as a market called Islebia and in 1180 as a town.

A card from Dirk.

Portinho da Arrabida, Portugal

Arrabida ia a Natural Park which was founded in 1976 and covers 108 km2.  Two of the park beaches are popular among the inhabitants of Lisbon and Setubal. One of them is Portinho da Arrábida, on a small bay, and with a little island off the shore, is especially famous, being a regular feature on Portuguese TV commercials. In 2004, a fire destroyed a significant part of the park, which is now slowly recovering.

A card from Nelinha via Europe RR, group no. E4.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
С Новым Годом и Рождеством!
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
Ein frohes Weinhnachtsfest und ein gluckliches neues Jahr !
聖誕快樂  節日快樂
Sretan Božić i Sretna Nova Godina!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année !
Feliz navidad,  Feliz año nuevo !
Nadoleg Llawen, Blwyddyn Newydd Dda !
З Божым Нараджэннeм i Новым Годам! 
З Новим Роком та Різдвом!

Jak obyczaj każe stary,
według ojców naszych wiary,
pragnę złożyć Wam życzenia,
w dniu Bożego Narodzenia.
Niech ta gwiazdka betlejemska,
która świeci Wam o zmroku,
zaprowadzi Was do szczęścia
i radości w Nowym Roku.

Source: Postcrossing.com-23.12.2010


Usedom, Mecklenburg-Verpommern, Germany

Usedom (Polish: Uznam)  is a Baltic Sea island on the border between Germany and Poland. It is situated north of the Szczecin  Lagoon (German: Stettiner Haff) estuary of the Odra/Oder River. Most of the island belongs to the Germany  with the exception of the eastern part and the city of Świnoujście  which is in Polish West Pomeranian Voivodship. Its area is 445 km² (the German part 373 km²; the Polish part 72 km²).Its population is 76,500 (the German part 31,500; the Polish part 45,000).
Source: Wikipedia-20.12.2010.

A calendar card from Michael.

Michigan, USA

Michigan's State Tree - The White Pine.

 A card from Fremont via IRL and UK x OC RR group 220. 

Duisburg, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

Duisburg - almost 500 thousands of inhabitants industrial town in Rurh region ( German: Ruhrgebeit; Polish: Zagłębie Rury). The city rights Duisburg received in 1279.

A card from Aleksey.


Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade- a capital of Serbia ( Serbian: Beograd, Београд; Polish: Belgrad), has a population of 1,630,000 .Its name in Serbian translates to White city. It is one of oldest cities in Europe.
On a card: City Parliament - The Old Palace.

  A card received from BraveJ- Ana via RR - IRL and UK x OC group 220.

Lake Steinhude, Lower Saxony, Germany

The Steinhuder Meer or Lake Steinhude is a lake in Lower Saxony located 30 km northwest of Hanover. It is called "Steinhuder Meer" in German, after the nearby village of Steinhude. It has an area of about 30 square kilometres.

A card from Martin.

Verona, Italy

Verona - a 260000 people town in northen Italy. The city has been awarded WHS status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.It is famous for being the setting for the Sheackpeare play "Romeo and Juliet".

A card from Katja.

Annaberg-Buchholz, Saxony, Germany

Annaberg-Buchholz - 22 thousands of inhabitants town in Saxony, near Chemnitz.
In 1945 the two towns Annaberg and Buchholz merged into the new town Annaberg-Buchholz.

A card from Katja.

Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany

Bad Schandau- a spa town in Saxony, founded in 1445. It is placed about 6 km from Czech border. Czechs name: Žandava.

A card from Katja.


Cologne, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Cologne (German: Köln; Polish: Kolonia)-  lies on the river Rhine.  It is capital of North-Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen; Polish: Nadrenia Północna-Westfalia). The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Arcybishop. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest universities.Cologne is Germany's 4th largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich) with more than  million inhabitants. Cologne was founded by the Ubii in the year 38 BC.

On a card: Saint Martin church on Fish Square (Fishmarkt). 

   This card I received as an Angel card via Angel RR from Astrid Maria.

Kalgoorlie, Australia

Kalgoorlie- 30000 people town in Western Australia. It was founded 1893 when gold -diggers found there signs of gold in the area .On the card - Town Hall in 1908; on a stamp-currently.
  A card via Just Viewcards, group 59 from Serenity-Teresa.


Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany

Erfurt, (Polish: Jarobród) - 200 thousands of population biggest town in Thuringia. The town was founded in 742 year. Erfurt is famous for many historic buildings, include 200 churches. Two  of them -  Cathedral (Mariendom) and Severikirche (Kościół Św. Seweryna), which stand side by side and together form the emblem of the city. Both churches tower above the townscape and are accessible via huge open stairs called Domstufen.
A card of winter Erfurt I received from Hexentrio.

Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, Germany

Brandenburg, Polish: Branibór or Branibórz. Established as Brenna a fortress of Slavic nation Strodoranie. From 948 a headquarters of bishopric; 1154-57 ruled by Slavic Prince Jaksa z Kopanicy. Later became a main town of Brandenburg. Nowadays in town live 72 000 inhabitants and is famouf for gothic architecture.

A card from Hexentrio- Simone.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The second postcard of Malaysian capital on my blog. The town has grown from a tin-mining settlement to the present cosmopolitan and modern city of impressive and inspiring high-rise buildings and towers ( a text from a postcard).

A card from Lalalander via Just Viewcards RR group 59.

Berlin, Germany

The Victory Column in Berlin. It was built to commemorate the Prussian victory on Denmark. in 1864.

A carf from Julia via Germany Tag.

Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany

The next superb postcard from Hexentrio- Simone of Würzburg, a town with beautiful  historical architecture.


Baile an Bhuinneánaigh, Ireland

Baile an Bhuinneánaigh - English: Ballybunion, a coastal town in Ireland famous for Golf Club, a top class Links course founded in 1893 and host course to the Murphys Irish Open in 2000 and Palmer Cup in 2004.
A card via Ireland and UK RR from Chrissybaby-Claudia in group 220.

Artern,Thuringia, Germany

Artern - 6000 town near Sangerhausen. The town is famous for brine springs, known as early as the 15th century and are still frequented. This card I received from Dirk.

Kyiv, Ukraine

A card shows a Dormition Cathedral (Успенський Собор) from XI centruy. During Second World War it was fully destroyed. In 2000 a cathedral was reconstructed.

A card from Chemka-Natasha via Just Postcards RR- group 59.

Bückeburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

Bückeburg - a 21000 town near border to Westphalia. It is famous for a castle (palace).
Bückeburg Palace (Schloss Bückeburg) was the residence of the Princes of Schaumburg-Lippe. Although the Princely family surrendered political power in 1918, they still live there today. The palace, part of which is open to the public, is an important major tourist sight and houses important works of art and an important library. The history of the building spans 700 years, with the most important contributions stemming from the 16th, 17th, and 19th centuries.

A card in Meeting RR, group 9D, meeting in Bielefeld 03-05.12.2010 from Lotty and many other PC members!


Ostritz, Saxony, Germany

Ostritz- (Upper Sorbian: Wostrowc) in Saxony ( Upper Sorbian: Sakska; Polish: Saksonia). Little town with 2600 inhabitants near Polish border.  Here is also the located next to the thirteenth century ( 1234 by wife of Czech king Wacław The First- Kunegunda Hohenstauf)   Cisterian Nunnery, St. Marienthal, which is still functioning.

A card sent by Carmen.

Spreewald - Błota, Brandenburg, Germany

Spreewald - (German: Spree forest, Sorbian : Błota) is situated 100 km from Berlin and designated a biospherereserve by UNESCO in 1991. It is known for its traditional irrigation system which consists of more than 200 small channels (called "Fließe"; total length : 1,300 km ) within the 484 km² area. The landscape was shaped during the ice-age. In the region live Lower Sorbians.

A card from Carmen.

Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany

Cottbus a town in Brandenburg (Polish: Brandenburgia; Sorbian: Bramborska, Braniborska). It is one of main cultural town of Lower Sorbians (Dolne Łużyce). In Polish- Chociebuż, in  Lower Sorbian- Chóśebuz.
In 1514 was founded Universitas Serborum (Uniwersytet Łużyczan) by Jan Rak. Many signs in the town are bilingual, and there is a Lower Sorbian-medium Gymnasium. In Cottbus is also Brandenburg University of Technology. Every year the town is a host of East European Film Festival.

Schloss Branitz - Castle Branitz  (Polish: Zamek Brancki) - from 1772, with park. In the castle is a Regional Museum.  

All cards from Carmen.