Saturday, 26 March 2011

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM GERMANY

My Austrian friend Berta sent this card to my collection.
This beautiful tower is one of the best-known lighthouses of the German North Sea coast. Located in the northern part of the peninsula of Eiderstedt in Schleswig-Holstein state, the tower was built in 1906 and first lit on May 26th, 1908. The 40m (131 ft) round cast iron tower is painted with red and white horizontal bands and is flanked to either side by two keeper's cottages. It is such a popular site for weddings that one of the keeper's cottages is a registrar's office and the other is a national park office. Tourists can climb to the light gallery during the summer season and appreciate the overall stunning view of the peninsula.
Austria Post issued on January 28th, 2009 a commemorative stamp depicting the 9th century castle of Burg Landskron, located on a rock mountain near Villach, in southern state of Carinthia, Austria.

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