PC #525: Hansestadt Hamburg – Germany

DE – 1251381

Here’s the Hanseatic City of Hamburg in Germany. The tower on the card is called the Landungsbrücken. According to sources, the city’s first name was Treva, but now it adapts its name to its first permanent building. It’s a castle built in AD 808 by the Emperor Charlemagne to serve as the seat of a Roman Catholic Bishopric. The castle was then named Hammaburg, burg means castle or fort. Thanks to Elfie (elfie-luna) for sharing this card.😉

Stamp features the old city of Regensburg, a UNESCO site:

 

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