Saturday, June 20, 2009

Edersee, Germany

From Wikipedia: The Edersee is a large reservoir created by the construction, from 1908 to 1914, of a rock and concrete dam across the Eder river, near the small town of Waldeck in northern Hesse, Germany, to generate hydropower and regulate water levels for shipping on the Weser river. It lies at the northern edge of the Kellerwald.
Another card I received through "Your Hometown" RR, another interesting place I have never heard about. Michelle was sweet to write about the history of this area: "That's the Valley where I live. It's a famous area with many tourists. The reservoir was built in 1908-1914 and destroyed in 1943 (*Operation Chastise, by special bombs dropped from British Bomber plane*). The water destroyed many villages and killed many people. But it was rebuilt and today, it's a very nice place. There are many castles in this area which are great to visit. There lived princes from 1137 until 1692. I love this area!"

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  1. cute postcard,this place is so beautiful!
    happy PFF xx

  2. I'm glad the area was restored and that your friend is spending many happy years there!

  3. Howdy
    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to you.
    What a lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing all the fantastic information.
    I am so happy to hear the area was restored .
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Happy Trails

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words!

  5. Great card and beauitul place. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Lara, me again, I love the look of your blog, really great.

  7. How lovely.....I have never heard of Edersee either. I so love castles.....I shall have to visit there some day.

    Have a beautiful weekend