On May 25, 2018, the Austrian Postal service, Österreichische Post, issued a new stamp.
Every year the Austrian Postal service issues a commemorative stamp for the Day of the Stamp.
The 1.44€ stamp is used to promote stamp collecting.
This year’s stamp shows Carinthia's cultural highlights and tourist attractions.
Carinthia celebrates 500 years of Klagenfurt as the capital city of the province. Thanks to its diversity of nature and attractive surroundings, the Wörthersee is one of the most popular tourist areas in Austria.
Carinthia’s largest lake owes its name to the municipality of Maria Wörth, which is located on a peninsula on the lake’s southern shore. At the highest point of the peninsula sits the picturesque Late Gothic pilgrimage church dedicated to Saints Primus and Felician.
In the stamp design there is a 100 metre-high transmission and observation tower. The Pyramidenkogel offers an outstanding panoramic view over the lake.
The stamp also has an image of Austria’s last remaining screw steamship, the DS Thalia.
It was the flagship of the Wörthersee shipping company, it was built in 1909 and was re-launched in 1988 following comprehensive restoration.
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