When a letter is sent from Germany to Sweden, a fee of 90 euro cents is paid to the German postal service. But the Swedish mailman delivering the letter might have to travel long distances across dense archipelagos or barren rocky landscapes to get it to its destination. Isn't that a little unfair? Well, in return, the Swedish postal service receives the money for sending a letter from Sweden to Germany. So the countries, and ideally the whole world, just need to be in agreement.
For the 50th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union an event was held in the atrium of the Museum for Communication Berlin, with German President Friedrich Ebert (first row, second from left) also taking part.
Heinrich von Stephan and the founding of the Universal Postal Union
A virtual exhibition by Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation.
Curator: Wenke Wilhelm
All objects are part of the collection of Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation.