Featured today is an Official Postcrossing card from Germany! Lots of Official Postcrossing cards these days – I’ve been active on the site! Anyway, what a treat we have here – a multiview AND a map card. They tell these postcard designers “you get 150 square centimeters to represent your city” and they make the best of it! Nordhausen is a city located right in the middle of the country, in the state of Thuringia. It’s known for being an urban hub in its region, as well as for its history in tobacco and distilled spirit production. Unfortunately, this city was majorly leveled during the 1945 air raids as part of WWII, so quite a few of the buildings and landmarks I will share about were reconstructed. From top-left and going counterclockwise: we have the Kunsthaus Meyenburg, an art museum that had moved to its current building less than two decades ago. Next is the Fountain of Neptune, a cast iron statue of Neptune (the Roman god) and a water-spouting dolphin. This is the last of ten original statues in Nordhausen, and it sits in the city promenade. Then there’s the Nordhausen tram – what can I say? Cute little tram haha. Next is Nordhausen Station and subsequently the city hall building – both which speak for themselves, I think (trying to leave room to talk about the other buildings, sorry for cutting corners). Speaking of corner – in the bottom-right corner is the Nordhausen old city wall (“Alte Stadtmauer”, in case that translation isn’t quite accurate), and behind it is the St. Petri Church tower. While the rest of the church perished during the air raids, I will say that the tower actually looks really neat as a standalone building. Going up from the bottom-right corner now – Rautenstrasse! This street has some really neat buildings (apartment complexes, I think?). I tried looking around on the street in Google Maps but got stuck in a bookstore. Don’t ask. Then we have the Sea Horse Fountain, a sandstone statue recreated in 2002 that replicates a statue that existed in front of one of the city’s churches in the 1700s/1800s. And lastly now, we have Theater Nordhausen, a performing arts theater that features musicals, operas, ballets and plays. Time for my usual deep breath after posts like these… okay I’m good now! Thank you so much for this wonderful postcard, Doris!