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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Austria 2015
Definitives - Impressions from Austria





COUNTRY: AUSTRIA
ISSUE DATE: 1 March 2015
THEME:Definitives
STAMP DESIGN:Eva Tiess

Austrian Post presents the new series "Impressions of Austria" self-adhesive definitive stamps, which were re-designed by a young and promising graduate of the Vienna Academy of Advertising.

The stamp series invites you to take a tour of the versatile Austria and presents some of the most important and most prominent attractions of its federal states. Starting with the Bregenz Martins Tower, which is closely connected with the history of his town, and boasts his gallery a wonderful view over Bregenz, Lake Constance and the Swiss mountains, it goes on to Innsbruck, that and the one hand by the covered with fire-gilded copper tiles Golden Roof, On the other hand scores with an architecturally exciting sports facilities in the country - the Bergisel ski jump. The impressive Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain and the heart of Tyrol from over Salzburg and Carinthia extending Hohe Tauern National Park attracts every year tens of thousands of nature lovers and mountain enthusiasts. One of Austria's most popular holiday destinations is the city of Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace as she enjoys and host of the Salzburg Festival worldwide recognition. 

High above the old town is dominated by the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the mitformt the silhouette of the baroque city. The southern Carinthia, land of lakes and mountains, is represented by the legendary dragon, the symbol of Klagenfurt. The capital of the neighboring Styria is characterized by its Mediterranean flair and interesting contrasts between tradition and innovation: The 28 meter tall clock tower, which was built in the 16th century, overlooks the castle hill to the town center and the Mur Island - an unusual and modern steel construction that invites you to admire and enjoy. Representing Upper Austria Pöstlingberg church was banned by brand, pilgrimage basilica and popular wedding church in the north of the city. Lower Austria waiting for the Heathen: The impressive ruins of a Roman triumphal arch is the symbol of the Archaeological Park Carnuntum.

The capital city of Vienna is the neoclassical parliament building and its two most famous landmark represents: St. Stephen's Cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century, and the Wiener Riesenrad, a symbol of popular Viennese Wurstelprater. The Burgenland concludes the tour and philatelic shows the Eisenstadt Haydn mountain church or church, the famous Forchtenstein castle at the foothills of Rosalie Mountains and Lake Neusiedl, the largest lake in Austria and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The accompanying draft marks come from the Burgenland graphic designer Eva Tiess, which has also specialized in packaging design, photography and illustration and in her young career already resulted in a promising portfolio.    




Impressionen aus Österreich

POSTMARK





BERGISEL SCHANZE INNSBRUCK





BERGKIRCHE EISENDSTADT 



BURG FORCHTENSTEIN



GOLDENES DACHL INNSBRUCK



GROSS GLOCKNER HOHE TAUERN



HEIDENTOR CARNUNTUM



FESTUNG HOHENSALZBURG



LINDWURM KLAGENFURT



MARTINSTURM BREGENZ



MURINSEL GRAZ



NEUSIEDLERSEE BURGENLAND



PARLAMENT WIEN



POSTLINGBERGKIRCHE LINZ



RIESENRAD WIEN



STEPHANSDOM WIEN



UHRTURM GRAZ


Stamp images and description thanks to Austrian Post - Österreichische Post
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