Thursday, April 8, 2010

Germany - Brandenburger Tor


From: Julia - Postcrossing - Just because :)
Subject: Brandenburger Tor, is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. The Brandenburg Gate was restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation). Today, it is considered one of Europe's most famous landmarks. Read more about it here: Brandenburger Tor.
Stamps:  Another "Smelly" stamp! Thanks Julia!  This one smells like a Rose.  And the tall lighthouse (leuchtturme in German) is in Norderney.  I think. 


  1. Hi Dana,

    nice... you received the postcard. I hope you like it!!!
    Yes, the lighthouse is in Norderney. Its a island in the northsea.
    Now I search a new postcard for you ;-)

    You have received so nice postcards. Really great :-D


  2. Hey there Julia, :)

    I was going to write you and let you know your card arrived and that I now have it scanned and loaded to my blog. :) You beat me to the punch. Yes, I love the card. Thank you :) And the stamp smelled great. :) One is on it's way to your doorstep :)

    Have a great weekend!