February 15, 2007


I got this card from Natascha in Zweibrücken, Germany. It has pretty scenes on it - a couple places look like nice places to spend the day! Thanks Natascha! DE-59258

Translation: Zweibrücken is located 40 kms east from Saarbrücken, it was founded in the shelter of a castle built roundabout in the year 1150 by Simon I of Zweibrücken. 1170 first mentioned documentarily. 1352 the town privileges were mortgaged by emperor Karl IV. Already mortgaged the county was sold to Kurpfalz[area in Southwest-Germany] which was governed by the Wittelsbacher [famous aristocratic german family] .After the division of Kurpfalz it was sold 1410 to Earl Stephan. 1465-1799 the city is the residence of the Dukes of Pfalz-Zweibrücken. Its time of prosperity was under Christian IV (1735-75) and Karl-August (1775-1795). Destructions: 1470 conflagration, 1635 in the 30-years war and 1677 by Louis XIV of France. Serious destructions 1945 in the Second World War. Partially rebuilt. Now city in the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz. Thanks Alena!

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