August 9, 2017

3118 LUXEMBOURG - International Postcrossing Meetup, July 1, 2017

This meeting, organized by Anne Hippe, brought together postcrossers from Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. They met at 10:30 at Place d'Armes, from where they went to the post office, and then explored the postcard shops and the city centre. For lunch, but also to write and sign postcards, they stopped to the Brasserie Chiggeri, located in the old town, close to the Theatre Square. I'm sure it was a memorable meetup.

In the postcard is depicted a portion of the fortification of the City of Luxembourg, an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Due to its exceptional strategic position, the City of Luxembourg was one of the largest fortresses of modern Europe which was constantly strengthened and reinforced as it passed successively into the hands of the great European powers. Despite the dismantling of the fortress, the fortifications and the old quarters, today the city is a historical ensemble of prime importance.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Vegetables of Yesteryear, designed by Mariepol Goetzinger, and issued on September 22, 2015:
Pastinaca sativa (0.20 EUR)
Apium graveolens (0.25 EUR) - It's on the postcard 3118
Beta vulgaris (0.35 EUR)

The second stamp is one of the two issued on May 9, 2017 from Castles, the theme selected for the Europa stamps 2017.
• Château de Beggen (0.70 EUR) - It's on the postcard 3118
• Château de Dommeldange (0.95 EUR)  

Meeting in Luxembourg-city on July 1st 2017 - Postcrossing Forum
Chiggeri - Official website
City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications - UNESCO official website

Sender: Anne Hippe and the postcrossers who participated to the Postcrossing Meetup which held in Luxembourg City on July 1, 2017.
Sent from Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) on 01.07.2017

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