Friday, 4 December 2015

Austria: Heiligenkreuz Abbey

Yesterday I got two postcards: one from Austria and one from Finland.

The card from Austria shows the Heiligenkreuz Abbey in the Austrian State of Lower Austria. The Heiligenkreuz Abbey was founded in 1133 and is thus the second oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the World. Its medieval parts are of exceptional value in terms of architectural history, but it was later also enriched by Baroque additions to interiors and furniture. It currently seeks for the inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Christmas (issued 27-11-2015)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Marco!

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