Sunday, March 6, 2011
Alzey - Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
This card says Alzey in wine paradise Rhenish Hesse. Rhenish Hesse (German: Rheinhessen) is a region in German state Rhineland-Palatinate (Rhineland-Pfalz) and is the largest of 13 regions producing German wine (hence the wine paradise).
Alzey is one of the Nibelungenstädte – towns associated with the Nibelungenlied – because it is represented in this work by the character Volker von Alzey. Hence, Alzey is also known as Volkerstadt.
And this is my favourite stamp from Germany: