Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Germany

September 29, 2014

Andreas sent this card from Rostok, from the Baltic Sea in the north of Germany. He writes that Rostock is an important port city.  Every day a lot of ferries and freighters come there.  In summer, a lot of cruise liners come there too.  He writes that it is a beautiful place for living and for holidays.

His favourite movie of the last few years is a French one called "Intouchables", in German it is called "Ziemlich Beste Freunde". He says it is a very good movie, and I should check it out.

He sends me his best wishes.

Greetings from the Hanseatic city of Rostock
I love the stamp on the right.  I'm not sure what it commemorates.  I Googled the words, but only German articles came up.
Andreas, thanks for a great Postcrossing!

4 comments:

Librarian said...

Hello Helen, I have come to your blog via Scriptor Senex's one.
As for the stamp, I can help:
It is to commemorate National Stamp Day ("Tag der Briefmarke") and shows a coach that used to run between Lindau, a city on Lake Constance, and Milan in northern Italy. The coach was called Lindau Messenger ("Lindauer Bote").

Helen said...

Ah! Thank you so much. I thought it was probably connected to the mail system somehow.

I appreciate you writing, and welcome to my blog!

Calantha Felber said...

I think it celebrates also one of the first international post service. As the messenger passed on his way Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein and Switzerland. All four country's released a special stamp on this issue.

Helen said...

Ah, thank you! This is wonderful! Thank you so much for stopping by and giving me more information.

I hope I might get a postcrossing with some of the other stamps too!