Saturday, September 20, 2008

Germany - Passau (DE-214320)

Here's another official card from Germany :) I don't know why, but I receive more officials from Germany than from Finland or USA :) But I really don't mind it, because it's a country with many old and beautiful towns, because it's an opportunity to improve my German and because postcards from Germany arrive very quickly :)

Passau (is a town in Lower Bavaria, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of Three Rivers), because the Danube is joined there by the Inn from the South, and the Ilz coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North.
Its population is 50,415, of whom about 10,000 are students at the local University of Passau.

Passau was an ancient Roman colony of ancient Noricum called Batavis, Latin for "for the Batavi". The Batavi were an ancient Germanic tribe mentioned often by classical authors, and they were regularly associated with the Suebian marauders, the Heruli.


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