The first six stamps (and one item of postal stationery) to be released by Deutsche Post in 2020 are detailed in the Stempel und Infos bulletin No. 25, published on 29 November 2020.
02 January 2020
Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas — Bonn / Siebengebirge
Issue Date: 02.01.2020
Value (in Euro cents): 60
Motif: Panoramic view over the Rhine Valley near Bonn with the castle Drachenburg right in Foreground. © r.classen / Shutterstock.com
Design postage stamp and stamp: Stefan Klein and Olaf Neumann, Iserlohn
Printing: Multicolor offset printing by Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Securities Printing Leipzig, on coated, white and fluorescent postage stamp paper DP II.
Size postage stamp: 44.20 x 26.20 mm
Packing of ten-sheet size: 115 x 158 mm
Arrangement of the PWz: 2 PWz next to each other, 5 PWz with each other
Order number: 151104869 pair; “Stamp Set” with 10 self-adhesive stamps — mint never hinged: 152301003 used: 001003EW5
The following is machine-translated from the German detailed in the Stempel+Informationen bulletin No. 25 published on 29 November 2020:
“The two special postal stamps, which appear as a se-tenant in the series “Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas”, show a wide view over the city of Bonn on both sides of the Rhine and the picturesque castle Drachenburg. With almost 330,000 inhabitants, Bonn is one of the twenty largest cities in Germany. In the southeast is the former federal capital bordered by the Ennert, the northern foothills of the Siebengebirge. This forms with its wooded elevations, its castle ruins and castles are the ideal backdrop to a romantic landscape that thrills visitors from all over the world.
Archaeological finds prove that 14,000 years ago, people lived in today’s urban area. The settlement history also goes back over 2,000 years and makes Bonn one of the oldest cities in Germany. According to the long history of the city, there are numerous sights and museums in Bonn. Built in 1737, the Old Town Hall is one of the landmark of the city, another one built in the 11th century Münster. The former residence of the Cologne Elector, the Electoral Palace, today serves as the main building of the university. The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Museum Bonn form the Museum Mile.
In the southeast, the Bonn urban area is limited by Siebengebirge. It consists of over 50 mountains and hills, which are about 25.5 million years ago were created by volcanic activity. It belongs to the 1958 founded nature park Siebengebirge, whose West part since 1922 is designated as a nature reserve. On the most famous mountain of the Siebengebirge stands the castle Drachenburg shown in the foreground. It was built between 1882 and 1884 on a small plateau on the northwest slope of the Drachenfels built about 150 meters above the Rhine and 1986 listed.“