January 16, 2014

0971 AUSTRIA (Salzburg) - The hotel on the peak Schafberg


Situated within the Salzkammergut mountain range of the Northern Limestone Alps, the Schafberg (1783m) rises at the shore of the lake Wolfgang (538m above sea level). In the town of Sankt Wolfgang there is a rack railway, with a length of 5.85 km, built between 1892 and 1893, which ascends from 1,365m to 1,730m altitude (only from May to October). The peak offers a panoramic view of the Salzkammergut mountains and lakes and is also the site of a hotel (Schafbergspitze), established in 1862 (in the postcard), as the first mountain hotel in Austria.

About the stamp
The stamp is Christmas 2013 - Abbey St. Georgenberg-Fiecht, designed by Reinhold Stecher (1921-2013) and issued on November 15, 2013.

References
Schafberg - Wikipedia
Hotel Schafbergspitze - Official website

sender: Cristina / CristinaB (postcrossing)
sent from Vienna (Vienna / Austria), on 13.01.2014

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