Vienna, Austria | 1941

 

When: June 30, 1941
From: Vienna, Austria
To: Stuttgart, Germany
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: Dear Tini,
I arrived in Vienna at 3 o’clock today. Early tomorrow, around 10:25, I am continuing on to Budapest. Vienna is a beautiful city, but in spite of that, I can never forget Stuttgart. I’ll be thinking of you as I continue on tomorrow.
Sweet kisses,
Viktor
Note: Even during war, international love was in the air. Viktor is not a soldier (there would be a feldpost stamp, so I wonder what he was doing during the middle of WW2. Due to several spelling and grammatical errors, I assume that Viktor was Hungarian and not a native German speaker.
I am not a native German speaker, so if you have a better translation, let me know.

Prague, Czechoslovakia | 1983

When: January 27, 1983
From: Prague, Czechoslovakia
To: Tübingen, Germany
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “We landed fine in Prague. Our first wander through the streets is behind us. But it was a little dreary. Our hotel is super nice! In the morning, our trip is really going to start!”
Note: I like this card simply because it was sent from the last place I lived to the current place I live.
I am not a native speaker of German, so if you have a better translation, let me know.

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.

Budapest, Hungary | 1972

When: 1972
From: Budapest, Hungary
To: Reutlingen, Germany
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “Dear Brigette! It’s beautiful here and we arrived just fine. Yesterday, we went on a city tour and then spent the evening partying. Today, we are going to Esztergom. There’s a beautiful nature park there. Oh, and thanks for your card from Kamten(?).”
Note: I found a lot of cards from this person to her friend Brigette. It looks like they traveled a lot and really enjoyed sending each other postcards. It will be fun to see this friendship develop, even though it is one sided.
I included a picture I took of the same bridge on the card. It looks the same except for the cars!
I am not a native speaker of German, so if you have a better translation, let me know.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands | 1924

When: August 2, 1924
From: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
To: Bopfingen, Germany
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: n/a
Note: Amsterdam is a great city to visit. This one does not have a lot of text on it, and the text it has, I can’t really read. The picture on this card is from the Leliegracht, right around the corner from the house which would be occupied by the Franks in just a couple years.
Also, it looks like the sender stayed at the Victoria Hotel Amsterdam, which was pretty fancy place to stay, and is still there to this day.