August 3, 2016

2677 GERMANY - Tourist sights

2677 1. Rothenburg ob der Tauber 2. Cologne Cathedral 3. Royal castle
Newschwanstein 4. Stahleck Castle 5. Heidelberg 6. Brandenburg Gate
in Berlin 7. The New Town Hall in Munich 8. The Black Forest Mountains

Germany is the seventh most visited country in the world, with a total of 407.26 million overnights during 2012. The history of tourism in Germany goes back to cities and landscapes being visited for education and recreation. From the late 18th century onwards, cities like Dresden, Munich, Weimar and Berlin were major stops on a European Grand tour. Since the end of WWII tourism has expanded greatly, as many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history and the diverse German landscape.

With an average of over 6 million visitors entering Cologne Cathedral per year, the cathedral is Germany's most visited landmark. Second and third places go to the Reichstag building in Berlin and the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. Other much visited architectural landmarks include the Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim, the medieval old towns of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Regensburg, Frauenkirche in Dresden, Bad Münstereifel, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Holsten Gate in Lübeck

About the stamp
The stamp, illustrating St. Peter's Cathedral of Regensburg, is part of a series of two, about which I wrote here.

Tourism in Germany - Wikipedia

Sender: Anni / Nomja (postcrossing) DE-1265261
Sent from Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany), on 29.02.2012 

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