“Gruss aus” is one of the earliest types of postcards. The phrase “gruss aus” means “greetings from”. Many of these early cards were printed with a town view, and the text would include the town’s name. As in: “Gruss aus Schicklegruberville”
This card is in the style of a Gruss Aus card, although the phrase “Gruss Aus” does not appear on it. It has two views of Trimburg / Kissengen. I beleive Kissengin is the site of a spa near Trimburg, in Germany. It also has the town’s coat of arms. This particular card is attractive because of the artful placement of the elements, and because of the lovely colors used, in contrast to many of the early cards which were monochromatic.
The postmark is from 1900. It has an undivided back, and mostly unreadable cancellations. I really enjoy finding a postcard this old, which is from the time of the postcard turning from a novelty to a worldwide phenomenon.
The card has significant condition issues, including a chipped corner and crudely trimmed edges. I would value this card from $3-5.