In Germany You May Find The World’s Most Romantic Postbox

Samuel Reason | July 3rd, 2019

In the sleepy town of Eutin, outside in the surrounding forest, you will find a 500-year-old oak tree which is very special. The story goes that this tree has been matching singles for over a century and has been the matchmaker for over 100 plus marriages.

And how it works is nothing short of being magical, because the tree is actually a registered postbox. A postman will walk through the forest, slowly climb up the 3-meter tall wooden ladder and hand delivers an envelope to a 500-year-old oak tree.

You see singles send over their profile by letter to the oak tree which is a postbox. Singles send through their details and hope that there is someone out there who will surprise them. Known as the Bridegroom’s Oak, this ancient timber has been matching singles for generations. Even today hundreds of people all over the world write letters to this tree, hoping that for the price of a stamp, they will find a partner.

You see it is not only Germans that write and send a letter, even people from China know about the magical tree. Karl Heinz Martens who used to deliver letters to the tree for 20 years, said “There’s something so magical and romantic about it.” and for that, he is definitely right. Because people just keep on sending their hopeful letters.

On the internet or through matching websites, people rely on algorithms to match them, but with the tree, it all works via pure coincidence – like fate. You see anyone is allowed to walk up and open a letter. The only rule is that if you decide not to respond, you should place the letter back inside the tree for someone else to find.

The tradition started when two lovebirds were wed under the very tree in 1891, the story goes that the girl’s father forbade the marriage so the two lovers spoke by letter. And they would leave the letter’s in the oak tree’s knothole. A year later the girl’s father agreed to the wedding, and this is when the tree became a magical matchmaking legend.

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