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#5576 Postcard DE-8180927 received from Germany

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This postcard (DE-8180927) I received from Germany (Berlin) and was send by Günter.
Postcard details: Schloss Leuchtenburg, travelled about 581 km (361 mi) in 5 days

Die Leuchtenburg von oben - The Leuchtenburg from above

Dating back to the 13th century, Leuchtenburg Castle (Schloss Leuchtenburg) commands a hill over the Saale River in Kahla, 15 km south of Jena.
It houses a museum of Thuringian porcelain. First mentioned in 1223 as the fief of the lords of Lobdeburg, the castle was acquired by the Counts of Schwarzburg in 1333, then sold to the Counts of Wettin in 1396. In the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), the castle was a frequently used as a refuge. The castle befell to the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg in 1724, and was used as a prison. In 1826, it changed hands again to the Duchy of
Saxe-Altenburg, to which it remained until 1920. The prison was closed in 1871 following the German unification,
and the castle was later used as a hotel (from 1873 to 1951), and to this day as a restaurant.

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Friday 3 May 2019
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