June 19, 2017

3094 GERMANY (Bremen) - An eye-bird view of the city of Bremen


The city of Bremen lies on both sides of the river, about 60km upstream of its estuary on the North Sea and its transition to the Outer Weser by Bremerhaven. Opposite Bremen's Altstadt (Old Town) is the point where the Middle Weser becomes the Lower Weser and, from the area of Bremen's port, the river has been made navigable to ocean-going vessels. The region on the left bank of the Lower Weser, through which the Ochtum flows, is the Weser Marshes, the landscape on its right bank is part of the Elbe-Weser Triangle.

The Weserstadion is the football (soccer) stadium of German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. It is scenically located on the right (north) bank of the river Weser, in the Pauline Marsh (a flood plain in the suburb, Peterswerder), at only about a kilometer away from the city center, and is surrounded by lush green parks (the name 'Werder' is a regional German word for "river peninsula"). From 2008 to 2011, the stadium was completely rebuilt, the façade being coated with photovoltaic panels.

About the stamps
The stamp is part of the series Blumen, about which I wrote here.

World of Werder, by Stephan Hoogerwaard - scout.com
Bremen - Wikipedia
Weser-Stadion - Wikipedia

Sender: Jorn Hegner (direct swap)
Sent from Rheine (North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany), on 09.06.2017

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