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Another palace makes the fourth in the series about German UNESCO cards. This time, it’s the Würzburg Residence that I’m featuring, inscribed in 1981 and built between 1719 and 1744.

UNESCO wurzburg

From this view, you can see some of the lovely gardens that are attached to the palace. The Residence and its gardens were commissioned by Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn, Prince-Bishop of Würzburg. Like Clemens August who built the Augustusburg Palace, I am not really clear what Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn’s title means, but it does make him an important person in the Holy Roman Empire. Obviously, he was important enough to be going around building palaces.

The stamp shows a mountain church in Romania, which is also a UNESCO site:

GERMANY biertan castle

The card and stamp are another in my collection from Michele (nordseekrabbe).