Altenburg - home of Skat
Jul 16, 2013Public
Photo: This is the ancient market square of Altenburg, where Germany's national card game evolved in the early 19th century
Photo: This figure greets you at the station, but I never found out who he was. A railway inspector?
Photo: The wenzel of leaves (Jack of spades) in the station  entrance hall
Photo: Unpromising driveway up to the castle
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Photo: Castle and playing-card museum
Photo: J S Bach played here (organ, not Skat)
Photo: Memorial to Friedrich Schiller
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Photo: Unter of acorns (Jack of clubs) - the highest trump in Skat
Photo: Unter of acorns, again, in a mural
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Photo: Unters (Jacks) decorate everything from beermats to targets for shooting
Photo: Reproduction of a playing-card printing shop (18th century?)
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