Friday, December 17, 2010

GERMANY – Cover from Ruhr, Germany to Braga, Portugal

Cover with a pair of stamps of 0.55€ from the ‘200 years of the Oktoberfest’ stamp issue, posted on September, 9 2010.
(A very special thanks to my friend Igor Adolph)

Typical Munich figures on a carousel
On 12 October 1810 was held in Munich, the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I, instead of to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The official celebrations for the wedding lasted five days. Shiny and popular at the same time the celebrations were staged. The parade of protecting the national guard and protect the civil societies, illuminations and music, food and drink, trumpets and drums - a big party and bustle of the busy city center of Munich.

Even then as the "festival" designated event ended on 17 October 1810 with a horse race on a meadow near Munich, which was named in honour of the bride "Therese's Meadow".

In deciding that the audience-horse race the following year to repeat at the same time, there arose the tradition of "October-Festivals". Today the festival of the City of Munich is the largest folk festival in the world. Munich beer and hospitality, high tech rides and nostalgic carnival attractions invite you to celebrate.

The Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration and also a major international event. It reminds us of the execution and is open to new developments. Therein lies his secret of success for 200 years.

Date of Issue: 09-09-2010
Type: Commemorative stamp
Denomination: 0.55€
No. of Stamp in Set: 1
Size: 35 x 35 mm
Color: Multicolor
Process of Printing: offset
Protection of the stamp:
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Leipzig
Designer: Michael Kunter, Berlin

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