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Today and tomorrow I have not cathedrals, but palaces to share! This is the Augustusburg Palace, built in the beginning of the 18th century. The palace has been a UNESCO site since 1984.

UNESCO augustusburg

This is another card from Michele (nordseekrabbe). Augustusburg Palace is connected to Falkenlust Palace by the spacious gardens known as the Schlosspark. The palace was commissioned by Clemens August of Bavaria, who was the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne. I have really no idea what that title means. The prince-electors were very important people in the Holy Roman Empire who were responsible for electing the Emperor. Apparently, the Archbishop of Cologne also always held the responsibility of an elector, along with the Archbishops of Trier and Mainz. I find this system a confusing mix of religion and politics, but I’d be hard pressed to find any government that isn’t!

Enough about that, let’s look at the stamp:

GERMANY porzellanherstellun

This stamp celebrates 300 years of porcelain or china manufacturing. The stamp was released in 2010.