Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin – Marx-Engels Forum & Jungfern Bridge
Berlin was founded in 1237 and became capital of Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417, later of Brandenburg-Prussia and Kingdom of Prussia. After the Second War, the city was divided into two East Berlin became Capital of Soviet-backed East Germany and West Berlin controlled by Allies backed West Germany. This continued till unification of Germany in 1990 when the Berlin Wall was pulled down in 1989 and in June 1991 resolution was passed in Bundestag -German Parliament to move the Unified German Capital to Berlin. In 1999 offices moved to Berlin from Bonn.
GDR issued a set of postage stamps on 750 years of Berlin on 17 Feb 1987 and also a Postcard. The 10 Pf stamp and stamp design features Marx-Engels Forum
Mark-Engels forum is a Public Park in Central Mitte district of Berlin. It was built by GDR in 1986and named after Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of Communist Manifesto. Their statues are located here.
Jungfern Bridge – It is the oldest Bridge in Berlin located in Mitte. It is an Iron Bascule Bridge.