The Vienna Prater as the greatest attraction in Vienna… 250th Anniversary of its Establishment celebrated with a new stamp by Austria Post

April 21st, 2016

Adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm at once - no other place radiates so much energy and joie de vivre as the Vienna Prater. Have fun and enjoy – this is the Prater's motto! A fascinating world awaits visitors and guarantees entertainment for both young and old.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the establishment of this world-famous attraction Austria Post released a special commemorative stamp that is glad to introduce to your attention.

In 1766, the Viennese received a very generous gift: Emperor Joseph II opened the Vienna Prater as a recreational area to the public. This area's name goes back even further in history: in the 12th century, Duke Frederick I gave a few meadows as a gift to the de Prato family, who later used the name Prater.

On the day of issue, the special post office will be cancelling mail items with the special first-day postmark.

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