The first postcard was sent in 1869. And the short greetings are still popular today. Even in the age of text messaging and WhatsApp, snail-mail cards are still keeping us up-to-date and spreading cheer.
We asked you to send us a postcard with a picture of your hometown or a beautiful landscape. You can find out whether you won the travel set here.
A new exhibition at Berlin's Museum for Communication celebrates the 150-year history of postcards. Here's how Germans enthusiastically adopted the medium to share important news — and the latest gossip.
She wrote radical Expressionist poetry, won the Kleist Prize and cultivated an eccentric, outsider persona in Berlin. 150 years after her birth, it's time to rediscover German-Jewish poet and artist Else Lasker-Schüler.
On November 10, 1867, German classics by the likes of Goethe and Schiller became part of the public domain. Published as part of Reclam's "Universal Library," the books offered world literature at an affordable price.
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