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The German post (Deutsche Post) has been given the all clear to put up their rates from January 2016. They will then be fixed for at least three years.

Stamps with new rates will be issued tomorrow (December 03). Images are from the internet.

The price for a standard letter weighing up to 20 grams is going up from 62 euro cents to 70 euro cents. In order to make up the rate with 62c stamps there will be an 8c stamp issued (sheet, coil and self-adhesive):

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There is a new 70c flower definitive - Cosmos atrosanguineus (Chocolate Cosmos) (sheet, coil and self-adhesive):

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and three 70c commems.

Two from the "micro-world" series:
Kieselalge (Diatom)
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Blute Odermennig (Agrimony flower)
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and the third celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (sheet and self-adhesive)
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The rates are not changing for "compact" (to 50g) or "big" (to 500g) letters.

The rate for a "maxi" letter (to 1000g) is going up from 2.40€ to 2.60€

There is no new stamp issue for this rate.

In the next post I will deal with the new international rates
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The new international rate for postcards and letters (to 20g) is going up from 85c to 90c.
There are no new issues in December.

The rate for a "compact" letter (to 50g) is unchanged

The rate for a "big" letter (to 500g) is going up from 3.45€ to 3.70€.
There are no new issues in December.

The rates for "maxi" letters is unchanged at 7.00€ (to 1000g) and 17.00€ (to 2000g).

All in all, with the increased charges for "extra" services such as registered mail, fast delivery etc, this is quite a big hike in prices here in Germany. However I think the new prices are still lower than quite a few of our European neighbours.

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Tomorrow (December 03) there are also two other new issues in the flower definitive series (sheet and coil):

4.00€ Fuchsia
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and 4.50€ Bee Orchid
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Good to see a thread dedicated to new issues from Germany. :D

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I was at my local post office today and picked up some of the new stamps.

They didn't have everything but they had a 2.40€ stamp, celebrating the painter Paul Klee, that I missed in my previous posts:

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I do like the flower stamps - I wouldn't mind collecting them all at some point. I've actually seen some bee orchids - a little exaggeration but I imagine the stamp to be about the size of the flower!
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There are new issues coming out on 02 January. I have scanned pages from my Deutsche Post magazine for those who can read German and also to show the FDI cancellations.

There is 2.50€ definitive in the flower series showing an Alpine-thistle:
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There is an 85c commemorative in the series "wild Germany" depicting the Bavarian forest and a 1.45€ commemorative celebrating 1250 years of Schwetzingen Palace in Baden-Württemberg:
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There are two 70c stamps in the "classic German cars" series featuring the Porsche 911 Targa and the Ford Capri 1:
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There is also a 90c commemorative in the "castles and palaces" series depicting the Löwenburg in Kassel:
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The 2.60€ definitive of the Madonna Lily will be issued 11 February

Other February issues coming in the next post.
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Other 11 February issues include a 45c stamp commemorating the 25th anniversary of the "112" emergency telephone number in Europe and a 70c commemorative celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ernst Lifaß, the inventor of the free-standing cylindrical advertising column (Litfaßsäule in German):
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The charity semi-postals this year continue with the Grimm's fairy tales theme. This time it is Red Riding Hood's turn. There is a 70+30c ("in the forest"), an 85+40c ("at Grandmother's house") and a 1.45€+55c ("happy end"):
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The cars look great Chris :D
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Very nice Chris. The cars and the Kassel stamp are very nice.

I used to have a Capri like that one but it certainly was not considered a classic back then :D

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I was away in England for the last few weeks and I just back to Germany at the weekend - in time to post the new issues coming out 01 March.

In the "Animal babies" series there are two 70c commemoratives depicting the field hare and the grey goose:
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The third 70c stamp commemorates the UNESCO world cultural heritage site Corvey Monastery:
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On 01 March there will be a new 85c commemorative issue for the standard international letter rate. This is in the series "Palaces and Castles" and depicts Sanssouci Palace in Berlin:
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[Info about Sanssouci can be found here:
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There will be a new 2.60€ commemorative for use on national "Maxibriefe" (large letters to 1kg). This celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of the architect George Bähr:
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So thats three new issues for architecture theme collectors and two for fauna collectors.

Information about first day cancellations and special cancellations can be be found in this pdf issued by Deutsche Post:

https://philatelie.deutschepost.de/out/pictures/wysiwigpro/p ... tionen.pdf

I will be posting the April issues shortly. Now I have to catch up on some work!

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Chris55 wrote:On 01 March there will be a new 85c commemorative issue for the standard international letter rate.
I just noted this mistake :oops:

The 85c stamp covers the postage of a domestic "compact" letter (up to 50g)

The international standard letter rate is actually 90c.

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I forgot to post the new issues for April :oops:

These will be available from Thursday 07 April.

The 45c stamp commemorates the 500th anniversary of the German beer purity laws (Reinheitsbebot):
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One 75c stamp celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Jewish German poet and playwright, Nelly Sachs:
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There will also be two new issues in the "Schätze aus deutschen Museen" ("Treasures of German Museums") commemorative series:

The 70c stamp shows Titian's portrait of the Emperor Charles V and the 1.45€ stamp shows the "Large Ivory Frigate Supported by Neptune" carved by the German sculptor and ivory carver, Jakob Zeller:
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_Charles_V_%28Titian%29]

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There are two 90c stamps from the series "Deutschlands schönste Panoramen" ("Germany's beautiful panoramas"). As a se-tenant pair they show a meander in the Middle Moselle near Kröv:
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Moselle

The latest information about first day cancellations and special cancellations can be be found in this pdf issued by Deutsche Post:
https://philatelie.deutschepost.de/out/pictures/wysiwigpro/p ... tionen.pdf
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Here are the new issues coming out on Monday. These are scanned from the quarterly magazine I receive from deutsche post. The scans also show the rejected designs and the FDI cancellations

First up are the "for Sport" semi-postals featuring football, rugby and golf balls:
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Two of the 70cent stamps promote environment-friendly living (the "Europa" stamp) and the 100 anniversary of the German Catholic Day:
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The 85cent stamp depicts Altötting which is one of the "Shrines of Europe" (https://www.shrines-of-europe.com/) and there is a 70 + 30cent semi-postal in the "for the environment" series and promotes the Alps region and it's biodiversity:
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Lastly there are three 70cent stamps in the series "Schreibanlässe" (reasons for writing) - congratulations, wedding and birthday greetings:
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Today Deutsche Post issued 5 new commemorative stamps.

My magazine made an error in announcing the 70c + 30c semi-postal ("for the environment") last month. It actually came out today.

There are 2 new stamps (70c and 250c) in the "microscopic world" series:
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A 90c joint issue commemorates the 25th anniversary of the German-Polish Youth Organisation:
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Lastly a 45c stamp in the "wild Germany" series features the "Schrammsteine" in the Saxon Switzerland National Park:
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I have been extremely busy lately and forgot to load up the new issues for July. Here they are a week or so late:

From the commemorative series "Lighthouses" there are a 45c and a 75c stamp depicting the Staberhuk and Kampen Lighthouses on the Baltic island of Fehmarn and the North Sea island of Sylt:
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For aviation fans there is a 1.45€ stamp commemorating the 175 anniversary of Otto Lilienthal's first glided flight (he managed about 25 metres):
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To compensate for the delay in posting the July issues I will now post the 4 new commemorative stamps to be issued 04 August.

There will be a set of 3 semi-postals "for Youth" depicting native saltwater fish - Herring (70c + 30c), Cod (85c + 40c) and Plaice (1.45€ + 55c):
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There will also be a 70c stamp commemorating 1200 years of the Benedictine abbey in Münsterschwarzach:
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FairyFoot wrote:I do like the flower stamps - I wouldn't mind collecting them all at some point. I've actually seen some bee orchids - a little exaggeration but I imagine the stamp to be about the size of the flower!
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As an apology for missing the September issues I am offering 2 copies of the new M/S featuring two old and endangered livestock breeds - the German Saddleback pig and the Rhoenschaf sheep.

Anyone interested should go over to my giveaway thread and post their interest:

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Anyway here are the new issues for September:
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The following stamps will be issued on 06 October:
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Tomorrow Deutsche Post issues this year's Christmas semi-postal (70c+30c):
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There will also be an 85c stamp commemorating the 125th anniversary of the birth of the painter Otto Dix:
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On 30 November there will be another 70c Christmas commemorative issue:
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Chris55 wrote:The German post (Deutsche Post) has been given the all clear to put up their rates from January 2016. They will then be fixed for at least three years.

Stamps with new rates will be issued tomorrow (December 03). Images are from the internet.

The price for a standard letter weighing up to 20 grams is going up from 62 euro cents to 70 euro cents. In order to make up the rate with 62c stamps there will be an 8c stamp issued (sheet, coil and self-adhesive):

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Yes I noticed on this recently obtained cover (with pre-printed stamps) celebrating 25 Years of Berlin re-adopted as Capital:

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The addition of the 8c stamp- rather spoils it I think! This compares to the "25 years unification" item from 2015:

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The addition of the 8c stamp- rather spoils it I think! This compares to the "25 years unification" item from 2015:
Yes the 8c does rather detract from the overall look of the postal stationery.

It might have looked better if it had been black or red instead of blue
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Due to a licensing agreement Deutsche Post are apparently only able to sell the 2015 Asterix MS until 31 December 2016
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These are being offered (and bought) for about 4.50 - 6.00€ incl. p&p on Ebay!

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For ship fans the last issue of the year (08 December) is a commemorative featuring the steamship "Weser":
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The Weser was the first steamship built in Germany for a German shipping company.

From 1817 to 1833 it was used on the river Weser between Bremen and Brake (after 1827 Bremen - Geestemünde).

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Today, I received a card from Germany with the Christmas stamp on (plus a Tulip). I must say it looks better on the envelope than the screen!

So, Frohe Weihnachten and Merry Christmas... to you all. However the stamp doesn't have Nadolig Llawen - I have a German penpal who can teach Welsh (she calls it Cymrisch).
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Chris55 wrote: On 30 November there will be another 70c Christmas commemorative issue:
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This issue was originally planned for novermber 2.

But due to a spelling error in the Dutch sentence the entire printing run was rejected and the stamps were reprinted with the correct spelling.

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Incorrect: "Vrolijk Kerstfest".

Correct: "Vrolijk kerstfeest".
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So I guess some of the incorrect examples "leaked out" and are now selling for large sums?
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Got the Vrolijk kerstfeest on mine.
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There were new issues here yesterday.
First up - 2 commemoratives for domestic mail (70 cents) from the series "Treasures in German museums" depicting paintings from Vermeer and Oudry:
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The postcard rate commemorative (45 cents) features the document centre in Berlin,
"Topographie des Terrors", which was founded 25 years ago (28.01.1992):
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On the 11th January the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will be officially opened.
This is commemorated with a large letter rate stamp (1.45 Euros):
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There is also an issue for the domestic maxi letter rate (2.60 Euros) to commemorate the Luther Bible. This has been brought out in a new edition as part of the 500 year Reformation celebrations:
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Chris55 wrote: On 30 November there will be another 70c Christmas commemorative issue:
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This issue was originally planned for novermber 2.

But due to a spelling error in the Dutch sentence the entire printing run was rejected and the stamps were reprinted with the correct spelling.

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Incorrect: "Vrolijk Kerstfest".

Correct: "Vrolijk kerstfeest".

what happened with the famous 'Deutsche gründlichkeit'?
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Yesterday there were 4 new issues.

In the series "Burgen und Schlösser" there is a 70c commemorative depicting Ludwigsburg palace. Situated 12km north of Stuttgart this is one of Germany's largest Baroque palaces.
From the 18th century to 1918 it was the principal royal palace of the dukedom that became in 1806 the Kingdom of Württemberg:
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The semi-postals for the "Wohlfahrtspflege" organisation again portray scenes from one of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. This year it's "The Bremen town musicians":
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Stewie1980 wrote:
Chris55 wrote: On 30 November there will be another 70c Christmas commemorative issue:
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This issue was originally planned for novermber 2.

But due to a spelling error in the Dutch sentence the entire printing run was rejected and the stamps were reprinted with the correct spelling.

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Incorrect: "Vrolijk Kerstfest".

Correct: "Vrolijk kerstfeest".
Two used spelling error stamps have been discovered so far.

One of them (self-adhesive from booklet) was sold on Ebay for €1187!

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Incorrect: "Vrolijk Kerstfest".

Correct: "Vrolijk kerstfeest".

Two used spelling error stamps have been discovered so far.

One of them (self-adhesive from booklet) was sold on Ebay for €1187!

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I just realized that there is another spelling mistake on this stamp - "Glædelig Jul" instead of "Glædelig jul"

The two examples that have turned up so far were both cancelled in Briefzentrum Hamburg-Süd so watch out for them!

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Yesterday I read that there was also a spelling error in the Polish text!

Wesołych Świat instead of the correct Wesołych Świąt

(a instead of ą)
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Stewie1980 wrote:Yesterday I read that there was also a spelling error in the Polish text!

Wesołych Świat instead of the correct Wesołych Świąt

(a instead of ą)
Oh yes. You can just about see that on the scans posted here
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There were new issues this last week (01 March) which I hadn't posted so here goes.

In the series "Tierkinder" (baby/young animals) there are two 85 cent commemoratives featuring wild boar and polecats. Something for fauna collectors
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There is a 45 cent stamp commemorating 1000 years of Neunburg vorm Wald, a town in the Schwandorf district of Bavaria
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One of the new 70 cent issues celebrates Germany's presidency of the G20 for the year from 01 December 2016 to 30 November 2017
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The second 70 cent stamp features German comedian Otto Waalkes' trademark "Ottifant"
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I love the "Ottifant" - looking at the postmark, the letter must be huge!
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There were 5 new issues today.

There is a new 5c definitive in the flower series featuring a phlox
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The new 70c commemorative celebrates Luther and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
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I love the Martin Luther stamp. My understanding is that he nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Church on October 31, 1517, or at least he sent them to the Archbishop of Mainz on that date. So I thought that that would be the big date to commemorate Luther.

What is the significance off April 13, 1517??
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Two 90c commoratives in the series "classic German automobiles" feature the VW Golf Series 1 and the Opel Manta A
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Lastly there is a 145c commemorative in the series "UNESCO world cultural heritage".
This stamp features the Upper Harz Water Management area, the Rammelsberg mine (which, until it closed in 1988, had been worked continuously for over 1000 years) and Goslar Old Town
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Uppercanadian wrote:I love the Martin Luther stamp. My understanding is that he nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Church on October 31, 1517, or at least he sent them to the Archbishop of Mainz on that date. So I thought that that would be the big date to commemorate Luther.

What is the significance off April 13, 1517??
Since 2008 Germany has been celebrating the "Luther Decade" which culminates this year in the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The 31 October will be a public holiday.

There are events taking place nearly every day throughout Germany this year

There is no significance in the April date. I presume as the whole year is being celebrated Deutsche Post wanted to issue the Luther stamps early on.
In January there was also a commemorative stamp issued celebrating the Luther Bible.

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Chris55 wrote:
Since 2008 Germany has been celebrating the "Luther Decade" which culminates this year in the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The 31 October will be a public holiday.

There are events taking place nearly every day throughout Germany this year

There is no significance in the April date. I presume as the whole year is being celebrated Deutsche Post wanted to issue the Luther stamps early on.
In January there was also a commemorative stamp issued celebrating the Luther Bible.

Cheers
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Hi Chris,

I did not know that it was being celebrated to such a great extent in Germany. That is wonderful. I am really very happy to hear that. There is very little knowledge of it here in Canada, although I do my best to spread the knowledge around.

Luther was not the first, nor was he the last Reformer, but he certainly laid the was the main impetus that launched Europe into the Reformation and changed the face of Christianity forever.

I am in Vienna on business in late October, and am going to make a huge effort to be in Wittenburg for Halloween.
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