This is an Official Postcrossing card I received from Germany! This is a really cute, anthropomorphized depiction of the city of Düsseldorf, which is located in western Germany. We’re gonna run through these one by one, so be prepared for a long post! (That’s really me telling myself to be prepared for writing said long post…) Oh, and before anything – if you wanna check out some additional info on this city, check out my post from last year at! Going left to right – we’ll start with Flughafen Düsseldorf! This is simply Düsseldorf Airport, and international airport that’s the third-largest in the country. Then we have the super sleek-lookin’ Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, which is a theatre building constructed in the mid/late-1900s. You can come here to watch a play in the 700+-seat main hall, or simply relax and hang out in the foyer area. I particularly love the curvaceousness of the architecture 😛 There’s also the Tonhalle, which is a concert hall that (naturally) hosts concerts as well as orchestral performances by the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. It actually started out as a planetarium when it was built in 1926, and was converted to a concert hall about 50 years ago. St. Lambertus Basilika is a Gothic-style Roman Catholic church, whose building is said to be older than Düsseldorf has been a city. Fun fact: as you can see here, the spire of this church is slightly twisted. This was thought to be as a result of the unmatured timber that was used to rebuild it after it caught fire in the early 1800s from a lightning strike. The Schlossturm is the only surviving tower from a castle that was demolished in the 1800s due to a fire. It currently houses the maritime museum of the Rhine River. Ah, then there’s the Rathaus. I’ve learned through many researches that “Rathaus” means “Town Hall”, and that is exactly the case here too! You can see the cute town hall “mascot” here sporting the city coat of arms as well. Kö-Bogen is one that I will defer to my previous post on (look for the Kö), due to space constraints on this post 😛 Very much worth checking out, though! Next we have the Rheinturm, or Rhine Tower, which is a telecommunications tower that also contains an observational deck, a bar, and a restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. The restaurant also revolves, giving you a panoramic view of the city as you sit down and enjoy your Wagyu beef. Schloss Benrath is a Baroque palace built in the mid/late-1700s. It currently houses the Museum for European Garden Art and the Museum of Natural History. Lastly, we have Neuer Zollhof, a set of office buildings with a really intriguing architectural style. The way they were built makes it look like leaning towers, and the depiction here is no exaggeration of that. Well this was certainly fun – cartoon-ifying anything makes it fun (not that it wouldn’t be fun otherwise though)! Thank you so much for this awesome postcard!