Friday, 12 April 2013

486 - A Map of Oberfranken

Card no 486 – Heinz 
A Map of Oberfranken 
Country Card Sent From: Germany 
Place that Card Sender Lives: near Lichtenfels 
Date Received: 6th April 2013 
Distance Travelled: 635 miles 
Time Taken: 5 days 
Postcrossing - DE-2080277

The wording on the front is Cordial Greetings from Oberfranken. There are some lovely building photos on the card.

Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) is a Regierungsbezirk (administrative [Regierungs] region [bezirk]) of the state of Bavaria, southern Germany. It forms part of the historically significant region of Franconia, now part of the German Federal State of Bayern (Bavaria).

With more than 200 independent breweries which brew approximately 1000 different types of beer, Oberfranken has the worlds highest brewery-density per capita. A special Franconian beer route (Fränkische Brauereistraße) covers some of the more popular breweries.

 The coat of arms includes: the heraldic lion of Bamberg in the upper left; the black and white pattern of the Hohenzollern family in the upper center; the green crown in bend of the Arms of Saxony in the upper right; the Arms of Franconia in the lower half.

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