Soest played an important role in the structure of medieval Germany. It was the merchants of Soest who made a decisive contribution to the formation of the powerful Hanseatic League.
The silhouette of the town is dominated by its churches. On the left you see the St. Petri Church. On the right the Church of St. Patrokli
This 2014 stamp depicts The Little Prince, written in 1943 at the end of the 2nd World War by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. One of the best-selling books worldwide.