Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Mondsee, Austria

Ok, I say I get behind with this blog and then I dig out old cards to post... :P This one is an official from about three years ago but I really, really like it. It's such a gorgeous view, looks like a perfect holiday destination. :)


Mondsee ('Moonlake' in English. How cool is that?!) is a lake in the Upper Austrian part of the Salzkammergut and neighbour to the larger Attersee. Its southwestern shore marks the border between the states of Upper Austria and Salzburg, and also between the Northern Limestone Alps in the South and the Sandstone zone of the Northern Alps. The Drachenwand (Dragonwall) at the southern shore of the lake is an impressive sight. In 1864, remains of neolithic pile dwellings were discovered in the lake.

The stamp is from a set of 3 stamps issued in 2007 and shows a Christmas Rose.


phoenix said...

Mondsee is amazing.
I spent a day there and in surrounding little towns (Attersee is great too).

I assume you actually have been there?
If not i recommend to everyone explore the surrounding area and its just 50km away from Salzburg.

Anu said...

Unfortunately I've never been there myself. I would love to, though, it looks really beautiful!