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.
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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.

Vienna, Austria | 1942

When: 1942
From: Vienna, Austria
To: Stuttgart, Germany
Language: German
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “Dear Irmgard,  our group got a three day holiday and we’re spending it in Vienna. Unfortunately, all the theaters, operas, etc were sold out. But, in spite of that, there’s still a lot of see. Vienna is really quite beautiful, but quite expensive. I’ll write you again soon. That’s all for today, Erich”
Translation help from Bella Boga and Sarah Binder
Note: The Feldpoststempel is what caught my eye. This was sent from a German soldier who was in Vienna. He did what any young, self respecting nazi lance corporal would do with time off, he went sight seeing! The Votivkirche, as seen on the front of this card, was damaged during the war.
I tried to find out what happened to the sender of this card, Erich Spohn. If my googling was correct, it looks like he survived the war, got married, had some kids, and just recently passed away in January.
This one was sent to Irmgard, who we saw in this post here which was before the war.

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.