Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2023 6:49 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2013
Last Online: September 24, 2019

Country: Germany

About Me

Hi, nice to meet you! My name is Anke and I live in Munich, Germany's third largest city. It's mostly known for the football club 'Bayern Munich', the Oktoberfest and it's proximity to the Alps.

I'm the swap-bot ambassador for Germany, so please get in touch if you have any questions about my country, or would like to do a private swap. I'm also happy to help with the organisation of regional meet-ups, general swap-bot questions, etc.

Having lived in a European, an African and an Asian capital city, by the beach in France and in a manor house in the English country side, I'm a bit of a nomad. I love travelling and exploring new places, eating strange foods and collecting intercultural experiences. You can write to me in the following languages: Englisch, German and French.

Favorite Crafts

I like all things quirky & creative and make lots of things myself. My all-time favourite activity is making envelopes. I have enough to last me a lifetime! I also enjoy: Drawing, hand lettering, knitting & sewing.

Snail mail

I love all types of snail mail - short postcards are as welcome as long letters, especially if some thought has been put into them.

If you send me postcards depicting the following, it will make my day:

  • trees and wood
  • tea and coffee
  • childhood, literature & movie characters
  • books, people reading, writing and gardening
  • sayings, quotes, typography

I don't mind homemade/free/ad cards if they're funny, unusual or beautiful. Don't mind nude or controversial either. The only cards I tend to find boring are those typical touristy postcards.

Stuck for what to write about? Just pick a question from this list: 101 Writing Prompts for Postcards

More about me

Whenever I'm not playing Roller Derby for the Munich Rolling Rebels, I spend my evenings curled up in an armchair, sipping on a cup of tea, reading blogs, or a good book. This year, I am participating in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, so I'm planning to read a wide variety of books. Currently, I am prepping my Femuary TBR with books by and about women. Suggestions welcome!

I'm gluten-free and love spicy food. I drink coffee and tea without artificial flavours (only dislike: jasmine tea).


  • surprises!
  • sweets, spices, seasonings, condiments, recipes
  • interesting newspaper & magazine articles
  • crafting and letter writing supplies: writing paper, rubber stamps, punches, washi tape, pens, fabric (scraps), etc.
  • travel size/ sample beauty products
  • tribal and geometric patterns & shapes, dots, feathers, arrows
  • nature and landscapes, the sky, plants, woodlands (leaves, foxes, acorns, owls, hedgehogs, moss, deer)
  • quotes, typography, illustrations


All things girly and kitschy: purple & orange, cartoon characters (including Hello Kitty & Disney), religious items. I don't collect ATCs, bookmarks, magnets, keychains, or stamps.

Nice to meet you and happy swapping :)!


tizzicat rated for First & Last Lines No. 9 on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Love the lamb in the card. Wow! Such tiny writing! 😁
Pei04 rated for End of Year Ques 2016 ed SNAIL MAIL on Jan 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers and thanks for the extras too! Glad you found an apartment and that you got some help with it too. Hope you and your family will stay safe from accidents during 2017 and that you will have a great year! Thanks once again :)
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for Lieblingserinnerung in 2016 on Jan 10, 2017
Comment: Danke für die wundervolle Karte. Ich liebe Einhörner, also hast du damit voll meinen Geschmack gefunden. Weißt du schon, wann ihr in Essen seid? Und wo genau? Ich würde mir das schon gerne mal anschauen. Und vielleicht könnten wir uns bei der Gelegenheit dann ja auch mal treffen :)! Liebe Grüße!
Response: Hey Fabi, ich habe gerade entdeckt, dass unser Spiel gegen Essen leider ein Heimspiel sein wird :-(. Schade! Aber hier ist die Webseite der RuhrPott Roller Girls: http://rprg.de - vielleicht kannst du ja eines ihrer anderen Spiele sehen; die finden meist in der Rollsportarena Raumerstraße statt. Essen ist ein cooles Team, die ganz schön was drauf haben!
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Sorry I didn't rate you earlier.
Swan rated for Book I'm reading right now (E-mail) on May 9, 2016
Comment: I've read some of the Moomin comic strips and one of the novels as well. I love them, too.
Comment: This sound like an interesting book. I might put it on my TBR list.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your awesome book
taledo rated for SWL ~ Mail Art Postcard ~ on Mar 28, 2016
Comment: The you for the postcard. I am currently reading The Melody Lingers on by Mary Higgins Clark.
Comment: Aww thank you for the cute groundhog postcard. Have never read the mortal instruments book. I usually like fantasy so I will have to give it a try.
Response: This was such a fun swap! Thanks for the heart. I hope you enjoy the book. I love Cassandra Clare's writing!
ImzadiRose rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 2nd Quarter on Jul 30, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your swap. None of them are anything I would read, but I'm glad that you enjoyed most of them!
pammykn rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 2nd Quarter on Jul 21, 2015
Comment: Loved your format and enjoyed reading about the variety of books you enjoyed. Adding a few to my list. I didn't know about Tiny Things and will look for that one. Great swap -- appreciate all the nice little extras, too! Have a great week!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I hope you enjoy Tiny Things:)!
BlueLotus88 rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 1st Quarter on Jun 18, 2015
JenniferKG rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 1st Quarter on May 23, 2015
Comment: Thanks for re-sending your log - and for the extra goodies! I love how you put your reading log together; I think I'm going to "steal" your idea of including the images of the books! I am definitely going to add "The History of Love" to my list of books I want to read! :)
Response: Great to hear everything finally reached you and that you liked the log! My favourite aspect of this type of swap is getting inspired by other people's reads, so I hope you'll enjoy the "History of Love"! Happy swapping!
hollycm6 rated for Awesome Letter Swap on May 22, 2015
Comment: Your Awesome letter (and surprises!) arrived yesterday and it was so fun! Thank you, I'll write back soon. The little surprises were perfect!! thank you! (I loved the envelope, too! I was careful opening it so i can save it)
Response: I'm glad the letter finally made it! We just had a second round of postal strikes and it's getting really annoying. Big hug!
Clstew rated for Free Advertising Postcard Swap # 6 on Apr 16, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the Emu! How great to have a friend to visit in Australia! This is a big travel year for me. I went to Taiwan on business and next week, my husband and I head to Vietnam for a two week vacation. Only the second time I have needed a passport. Happy mails!
Response: That sounds amazing:). Hope you had a great time in Vietnam!!
Afrogami rated for LetterMo 2015 - private swap on Mar 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your cool envelope and lovely letter. I enjoyed reading it and the postcard is fabulous. I'm glad to hear that lettermo allows you to set aside time for yourself. Wishing you all the best <3.
Response: So glad the letter reached you and that you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPP: Something You Love PC on Mar 2, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful PC! Your family's trip sounds absolutely wonderful! And I am terribly envious of your holiday plans for this summer! As of now, I have no holiday plans set in stone, although I'm hoping to make a trip out to California to visit one of my best friends and his family. Crossing my fingers it works out! By the way, your handwriting is absolutely lovely! Thanks for a great swap! <3
Response: California sounds amazing. I hope it works out for you! My dream holiday is a road trip down the west coast of the US. Thank you for rating and for the heart:)!
tristitia rated for Who Loves Happy Mail?? on Feb 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful happy mail! I loved it all, and so nicely packaged :) I am also trying to do LetterMo, though not 100% successful... Would you message me your address, the way it should be written, so when I write back I'm sure it will make it to you? I need to look up the film you suggested - looks interesting!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart Jennifer! Glad you liked everything - I'll pm you my address:)
TerryF rated for TPP: Tell a Story PC #1 on Feb 25, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the cute PC and story, Anke! (";)
Response: Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!

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chaari on Jun 8, 2015:

Ui noch jemand aus der schönsten Stadt Deutschlands :D Wie nett :) Liebe Grüße aus Obermenzing ^^

bblue on Mar 20, 2015:

Thanks for the envelopes. I love them!

Paige1900 on Feb 3, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige and @TerryF

racheljohnson on Sep 23, 2014:

Check out your official Ambassador Introduction on the Swap-bot blog!

Candyn29 on Jul 16, 2014:


LauraAust on Jul 9, 2014:

Love your new avatar! :)

Unmutual on Apr 28, 2014:

Cherry tree:

Unmutual on Apr 28, 2014:

Daphne turning into a tree (by Bernini)

Unmutual on Apr 28, 2014:

Robin Hood's oak tree in Sherwood Forest:

lexi83 on Apr 27, 2014:

Arbor Day Tree Decoration

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