Castles are fascinating places revealing the German history. Emperors, kings and knights resided there centuries. The new German stamp issue is dedicated to the most famous of them: Glucksburg Castle and Nuremberg Castle.
Glucksburg Castle is a castle in the town of Glucksburg, Germany. It is one of the most important Renaissance castles in northern Europe. It is the seat of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg and was also used by the Danish kings. Situated on the Flensburg Fjord the castle is now a museum owned by a foundation, and is no longer inhabited by the ducal family. Its board of directors is chaired by Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, the current titular duke and head of the House of Glücksburg and House of Oldenburg.
Nuremberg Castle is a historical building on a sandstone rock in the north of the historical city of Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. It comprises three sections: the imperial castle, some buildings of the Burgraves of Nuremberg, and the municipal buildings of the Imperial City at the eastern site. The castle together with the city wall is meant to be one of Europe's most considerable medieval weir systems.