Salzburg, Austria | 1935

 

When: August 6, 1935
From: Salzburg, Austria
To: Germany!
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Language: German
Text: I am sending you the best greetings from Salzburg. I bought this card in Berchtesgaden yesterday. Your loved Dr. Reigersberg.
Note: If you ever get the chance to go to Salzburg, go. It is fantastic. People have been apreciating it’s beauty for a long time.
I am not a native German speaker, so if you have a better translation, let me know.

Alto Adige, Italy | 1937

When: August 8, 1937
From: Alto Adige, Italy
To: Messkirch in Baden
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “Dear Irmgard. Here is a card from Italy to tell you that we are having a fine time. The scenery and weather are lovely. We will see you at Lindau on the bridge at 1 p.m. on Friday 13th of August. Yours truly Louis.”
Note: I previously posted a card from Louis to Irmgard, but this one is a bit earlier:

Munich Feldherrnhalle | 1930

 

When: October 19th, 1930
From: Munich, Germany
To: Dolany u Klatov, Czechoslovakia
Language: Czech
Found: Prague, Czech Republic
Text: “I don’t know if I sent you my new address, so here it is once again…”
Note: I find this one interesting because this photo was taken and postcard sent about a decade before this monument, which was an important symbol of Nazi identity, was destroyed as a result of the Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch
It was rebuilt and you can visit it today.
I was recently in Munich visiting a friend. It turns out that we stayed 2 blocks away from where the sender of this card lived!
As a bonus, I included a picture of Kiki in front of the Feldherrnhalle.
I am not a native speaker of Czech, so if you have a better translation, let me know.

Hallstatt, Austria | 1933

From: Hallstatt, Austria
To: Paradubice, Czechoslovakia
When: July 8th, 1933
Found: Prague, Czech Republic
Text: “Heartfelt regards with memory”
Translation input from Jakub Pesek.
Note: Hallstatt has a special place in my heart because it was the place where I realized I was going to marry Kiki, my then girlfriend. It’s her birthday this week and we have been married for almost 3 years now. If you have never been, it is touristy but breathtakingly gorgeous.
This was sent from a post-imperial Austria right about when the Nazis were taking power.
I am not a native speaker of Czech. If you have a better translation, please let me know.

Milano, Italy | 1939

When: August 2, 1939
From: Milano, Italy
To: Weingarten, Germany
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “Dearest Irmgard! Everything is lovely here and we are go to see the sites of Milano. We will arrive at Isny Tuesday evening. I will try to com direct to Weingarten Tuesday at about 5 pm to arrange with you. We will stay at Isny Tues and Wednesday nights and come to Ravensburg Thursday. Please write to Deutsch Haus. Louis.”
Note: I haven’t been to Milano, but I thought this was interesting because it is a dialogue between friends, internationally, just before the start of WW2. I wonder what happened to this friendship within a month of this card being sent.