Sunday, 12 July 2015

Germany: Kiel

My second card is from Kiel. Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 240,832 (June 2014). Kiel lies approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Hamburg. Due to its geographic location in the north of Germany, the southeast of the Jutland peninsula, and the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea, Kiel has become one of the major maritime centres of Germany. For instance, the city is known for a variety of international sailing events, including the annual Kiel Week, which is the biggest sailing event in the world. Kiel is also the home of the Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, CAU).



Stamp:
350 years Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel - "Markenset" Issued: 07-05-2015 with special postmark of the Kiel Week

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