Deltiology (from Greek δελτίον, deltion, diminuitive of δέλτος, deltos, "tablet, letter"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study and collection of postcards. Compared to philately, the iden- tification of a postcard's place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralised, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.
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088 - Germany

Dinkelsbühl is a historic city in Bavaria, Germany. It lies in the district of Ansbach, north of Aalen. Dinkelsbühl is still surrounded by the old medieval walls and towers. There exist a lot of outstanding attractions. The image of this town is very typical for a German town of the 15th to early 17th century.
* St. George's Minster is a beautiful masterpiece of the gothic style in the late 15th century ( by Nikolaus Eseler )
* St. Paul's, now a Protestant church, was rebuilt in the 19th century in the style of the far late Roman architectural style.
Originally it was part of a former monastery.
* the Castle of the Teutonic Order, with a rococo chapel
* The so-called Deutsches Haus, the ancestral home of the counts of Drechsel-Deufstetten, is a fine specimen of the German renaissance style of wooden architecture.
* situated in front of the Minster is the monument to Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854), a 19th century writer of stories for the young
* Museum of the 3rd Dimension, the former city mill
* theHistorical Museum, is showing historical findings and reconstructions of ancient houses of the city. In 2008 the complete museum gets a new domicile in the so called "Steinerne Haus" from the 14th century.
* the church of St. Vincent, 2 km outside the city

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