Germany 20 Deutsche Mark banknote 1993 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

German banknotes 20 Deutsche Mark Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
German currency 20 Deutsche Mark
German banknotes 20 DM Deutsche Mark banknote 1993, issued by the Deutsche Bundesbank - German Federal Bank
20 Deutsche Mark old German pre-euro bank note.
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Obverse: Portrait of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, buildings of the city of Meersburg.
Reverse: A quill pen and a beech-tree, referring to her work Die Judenbuche (The Jews' Beech), an open book.

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The fourth series of German mark banknotes was introduced in 1990 by the Bundesbank to counter advances in forgery technology. The notes depicted German artists and scientists together with symbols and tools of their trade. There were 5 Deutsche Mark, 10 Deutsche Mark, 20 Deutsche Mark, 50 Deutsche Mark100 Deutsche Mark, 200 Deutsche Mark500 Deutsche Mark and 1000 Deutsche Mark denominations.

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
Anna Elisabeth Franziska Adolphine Wilhelmine Louise Maria, Freiin von Droste zu Hülshoff, known as Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (January 10 or 12 1797 – May 24, 1848), was a 19th-century German writer and composer. She was one of the most important German poets and author of the novella Die Judenbuche.

Meersburg is a town of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany at Lake Constance.
It is famous for its charming medieval city. The lower town ("Unterstadt") and upper town ("Oberstadt") are reserved for pedestrians only and connected by two stairways and a steep street ("Steigstrasse").
The town is home to two castles, the Old Castle and the New Castle. The Old Castle, according to the Swiss chronicles, was built by the Merovingian King Dagobert I in the 7th Century. It was also the home of the German poetess Annette von Droste-Hülshoff for the last eight years of her life. The Old Castle is open for visitors and features a self-guided tour. The New Castle was built in the 18th Century as a home for the Bishop of Constance. Following the Secularization of 1803, the New Castle was used for a variety of purposes before becoming a museum.

Die Judenbuche
Die Judenbuche ("The Jew's Beech") is a novella written by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and first published in 1842. The beech tree becomes a significant symbol in the story.
It has been considered as potentially one of the first murder mysteries and is indeed often viewed as a crime thriller or Gothic fiction. The book is full of implications and red herrings while there is no definitive answer as to what actually happened.
The story is based on a real-life 18th-century report provided by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff's uncle, the agronomist and writer August von Haxthausen. The events take place in the village of B. (Dorf B.) in the Westphalian mountains, which represents Bellersen in the former Prince-Bishopric of Paderborn, today part of the town of Brakel. The plot reflects the conditions of anarchy, bigotry, and antisemitism in a microstate's society of the disintegrating Holy Roman Empire.