17 November 2011

Saxon Switzerland. Germany. 1968

Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz). Germany. 
Saksi Šveits.
Саксонская Швейцария.

Postcard, 1968 (?). Germany/DDR.
My collection.

* The Sächsische Schweiz (English: Saxon Switzerland) is a former district (Kreis) in the south of the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Neighboring districts were (from west clockwise) Weißeritzkreis, the district-free city Dresden and the districts Kamenz and Bautzen. To the south it bordered the Czech Republic. It is the most mountainous region of Saxony.  - Wikipedia.

* Саксонская Швейцария (нем. Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz) — бывший район в Германии. В районе находится национальный парк Саксонская Швейцария.

Walter Ulbricht.
Stamp (DDR), 1961.

* Walter Ulbricht (1893 – 1973) - General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (1950 – 1971); Chairman of the Council of State of the German Democratic Republic (1960 – 1973).


  1. Also note a particular. The East Germans, on their maps, never used the form "Tschechoslowakei" for Czechoslovakia, but "ČSSR".

  2. Yes, it was then Československá socialistická republika (ČSSR) - Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.


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