Sunday, 28 April 2013

512 – Nationalpark Harz, Germany

Card no 512 – Heike 
Harz Nationalpark and adjacent towns 
Country Card Sent From: Germany 
Place that Card Sender Lives: Liebenberg 
Date Received: 25th April 2013 
Distance Travelled: 567 miles 
Time Taken: 3 days 
Postcrossing id – DE-2123262 

“Being the first National Park in Germany covering two federal states since 2006, the Harz National Park in its eastern part in Sachsen-Anhalt consists of 8,900 ha land and was set up in 1990. In 1994, the federal government of Niedersachsen established the western part of this park, covering 15,800 ha. This means that the united Harz National Park consists of abt. 24,700 ha now. The park is part of the European nature conservation network „Natura 2000“.”

 “The Harz National Park is virtually uninhabited, but does contain some hamlets. Nearly all the land within the park is forested and belongs to the federal states. “

“With its geographical location, beautiful landscapes and characteristic natural, environmental set-up and layout, the Harz National Park region is one of the most significant recreational areas within Central Europe. “
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The Old Town of Goslar and the Mines of Rammelsberg are UNESCO World Heritage Sites ansd featured in card no 485

These were the attractive stamps that Heike used:

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