Thursday, May 20, 2010

Germany - Allgäu Mapcard

A map postcard of Allgäu. Sent by Elvira, a postcrosser from Bavaria in Germany.

This is from Wikipedia : Allgäu (pronounced [ˈaːlɡɔʏ]) is a German region in the southwest of Bavaria also extending some kilometres into southeastern Baden-Württemberg. The region stretches from the prealpine lands up to the Alps. The main rivers flowing through the Allgäu are the Lech and Iller rivers.

It is sub-divided into the following regions:

* Oberallgäu
* Unterallgäu
* Ostallgäu
* Westallgäu

The area, notable for its beautiful landscape, and its Hirtenkäse ("herder's cheese"), is popular for vacations and convalescences. The alpine regions of Allgäu, which exceed 2,000 metres of altitude, offer good skiing facilities. The legendary Neuschwanstein Castle is located in the eastern part of Allgäu. Despite its advantages, the land is not overcrowded by tourists.

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