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02 March 2020

The Green Belt of Germany

Germany: The Green Belt of Germany, 2 March 2020. Images from Deutsche Post.

Brand set “Green Ribbon Germany”, stamp at € 1.55, set of 10

Self-adhesive postage stamps at EUR 1.55 each in a set of 10, suitable for franking large letters up to 500 g nationally.

Size of the individual stamps: 39.00 x 22.40 mm (reduced compared to the wet adhesive SPWz 44.2 x 26.2 mm)
Size of the set: 90 x 130 mm
Motif: Separating borders – nature connects © Photo: Klaus Leidorf, design of the postage stamp: © Prof. Annette Le Fort u. Prof. André Heers, Berlin.

First use day: March 2nd, 2020.

In November 2019, the Germans celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The strip of land that separated East and West Germany between the final fortification and military surveillance in 1952 until the fall of the Wall in 1989 and remained almost untouched during this time has developed into a unique living and retreat area for flora and fauna. Today, the former course of the border as the “Green Belt Germany”, which meanders over a length of 1,393 kilometers and a width of 50 to 200 meters from the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to the tri-border region of Saxony – Bavaria – Czech Republic, is one of the most important nature conservation projects Federal Republic.

The Green Belt Germany belongs to the Central European section of the more than 12,500 km long Green Belt Europe (European Green Belt), which extends from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. For several years there have been efforts to nominate the Green Belt Europe as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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