Special stamp commemorating “1,200 Years of the Hildesheim Diocese” to appear in 2015
The Jubilee of the Diocese of Hildesheim is to be honoured with a commemorative stamp. The 1,200-year jubilee of the founding of the diocese is one of the themes to be highlighted by the German Federal Ministry of Finance in this manner in 2015. The 1,000-year old rose bush on the apse of the Hildesheim Cathedral is closely tied to the legend of the founding of the diocese.
: The 1,000-year old rose bush on the apse of
Memorable events, important figures, buildings, extraordinary social commitment and jubilees are honoured by the German Federal Ministry of Finance with a special postage stamp. There were some 500 nominees to be one of the 2015 commemorative stamps, of which 52 were chosen for this honour. One will bear the words “1,200 Years of the Hildesheim Diocese”. The value and design for the stamp have not yet been determined. The German Federal Ministry of Finance will not decide on the value and design until next year.
The diocese jubilee is one of a number of important events to be featured on commemorative stamps. The “25 Years of German Unity” and “1,000 Years of Leipzig” jubilees will also be featured on commemorative stamps in 2015. Important historical figures such as Lucas Cranach the Younger (500th birthday), Prince Otto von Bismarck (200th birthday) and Helmut Schön (100th birthday) are also being honoured. The 150-year jubilee of “Max and Moritz” and the legendary comic figure Asterix will receive their own stamps.