Here is about three-fourths of an old foldout map (the portion to the right didn't fit on my scanner) for part of West Germany. It is signed by A. Schäfer, with the year 1951, in the lower-left corner. The map was designed, I would guess, to promote post-war internal tourism among West Germans.
At the center of the map is the destination city of Wiesbaden. That name translates to "Meadow Baths," and the city is apparently one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. It also has casinos.
Surrounding Wiesbaden are the Taunus, Hunsrück and Odenwald mountain ranges. And Wiesbaden sits on the northern bank of the Rhine.
Printed on the map, with regard to Wiesbaden, is Idealer Mittelpunkt für Autofahrten, which translates to "Ideal center for road trips." And Ganzjährig: Kur/Erholung/sport translates to "Year-round health/recreation/sport."
Here are some closeups of various portions of the map...
Previous posts featuring maps
- Maps, maps and more maps
- Detail shots from an old map of Venice, Italy
- Maps for the General Motors Futurama at 1964-65 World's Fair
- Illustrated "mapback" on vintage Dell paperback "Death with Death"
- Saturday's postcard: Illustrated map of Tokyo with taijitu symbol
- Bushkill Falls: "A Delightful One-Day Auto Trip"
- Map to help you find Coppini's Silversmith in Florence, Italy
- Illustrated map of "Desert of Maine"
- Five U.S. states as portrayed in 1932's "A Parade of the States"
- Cool map featured on endpapers of "At Camp Kee Tov"
Other posts about the Rhine
- Two stereographic cards from along the Rhine
- Weekend postcards: More Hazelden, the Rhine and the Pa. turnpike
- View of Assmannshausen, Germany, from 1910 book
- Story time: "The Goblins" from "Legends of the Rhine"
- Vintage postcard: Camping at Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, Germany