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Posted 08/18/2019   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


The RPPC postcard caption reads Luftkurort Neuerburg / Westeifel - Schwarzbildchen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luftkurort ... German humor ... Luftkurort, literally meaning 'air spa', is a title given to towns or cities in Germany which are health resorts which have a climate and air quality which is considered beneficial to health and recovery. Tests are repeated on a regular basis to ensure that standards of air quality are maintained. A municipality with this classification can charge a health resort tax for all guests who spend the night there.



pmk 19390626 NEUERBURG{}{} ... I make the second unknown as BITBURG, but help would be helpful

Neuerburg / Westeifel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuerburg ... Neuerburg (Luxembourgish: Neierbuerg) is a city in the district of Bitburg-Pr(ue)m, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Eifel, near the border with Luxembourg, approx. 20 km north-west of Bitburg and 20 km north-east of Diekirch.



https://neuerburg-eifel.de/index.ph...uerdigkeiten

Schwarzbildchen Sanctuary of Marian devotion located above the castle; Legend has it that Knight Kuno von Falkenstein sought protection from his Vianden rival. Saint Mary then showed him this hollow tree in which he could hide.

https://kulturdb.de/einobjekt.php?id=39064

Simple wooden figure of Our Lady in an old, now dead oak, west of the city, located on a forest above the castle. The path to the Black Picture accompany seven neo-Gothic station pictures from 1894, which show in large reliefs the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

Above the castle complex towards the wind farm is the pilgrimage site of the Neuerburger citizenship. The 46cm large Madonna - replica of the Alt?ttinger Madonna from the 17th century. Donated by Kuno von Falkenstein stands in a 700-year-old oak tree. Age and candle smoke have the statue of the Madonna dark brown, almost black. Stationary images of the Seven Sorrows of Mary created by sculptor J. Hess in the 19th century. lead to this sanctuary.



https://www.outdooractive.com/en/ch...rg/15559802/

Sanctuary of Marian devotion located above the castle Neuerburg, According to legend, here knight Kuno von Falkenstein protection against his Viandener rival have sought. Saint Mary then showed him this hollow tree in which he could hide. To commemorate is a 46 cm tall Madonna, a replica of Altttinger Madonna from the 17th century, in a 700-year-old oak. Age and candle smoke have the statue of the Madonna dark brown, almost black. Stationary images of Mary's seven pains, created by sculptor J. Hess in the 19th century, lead to this lonely place of pilgrimage.



https://www.eifel.de/go/sehenswerte...uerburg.html

The 46cm-long Madonna, a replica of the Altttinger Madonna from the 17th Century donated by Kuno von Falkenstein, stands in a 700-year-old oak. Age and candle smoke have the statue of the Madonna dark brown, almost black. Stationary images of Mary's seven pains, created by sculptor J. Hess in the 19th century, lead to this lonely place of pilgrimage.

https://www.eifel.info/a-wallfahrts...zu-neuerburg ... best photos, too

Legend has it that Knight Kuno von Falkenstein sought protection from his Vianden rival. Saint Mary then showed him this hollow tree in which he could hide. To commemorate is a 46 cm tall Madonna, a replica of Altttinger Madonna from the 17th century, in a 700-year-old oak. Age and candle smoke have the statue of the Madonna dark brown, almost black. Stationary images of Mary's seven pains, created by sculptor J. Hess in the 19th century, lead to this lonely place of pilgrimage.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who did not look at this card and think "this place will be famous and profusely documented")
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Posted 08/19/2019   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an example of an old (ca. 1920s or 30s) "Kurabgabe" or spa tax stamp from the city of Boppard. Boppard's promotional slogan, as seen on its stamp cancels, has long been "the pearl of the Rhine".

Regarding current spa taxes (tourist taxes) in Germany, 'destination expert' user 'abalada' of www.tripadvsor.com says, "charged only by typical tourist resorts. Spa towns, Alpine, or coastal resorts. You receive for this a Kurkarte (guest card) which gives you discounts and in a number of places also free ride on town buses.
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