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500 Years of the Pilgrimage Site of Maria Luggau stamp from Austria

500 Years of the Pilgrimage Site of Maria Luggau stamp from Austria
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Austrian post celebrates the 500th anniversary of the pilgrimage site of Maria Luggau in Carinthian Lesachtal by issuing a special stamp block. Nowadays Maria Luggau is a town in the Austrian municipality of Lesachtal, which represents a scattered village with about 300 inhabitants. It was named after Maria, Magna Mater Austriae,  and has a church of XVI century, named after Saint Maria as well. This place attracts pilgrims for already 500 years.

The stamp featuring Saint Maria is framed by a beautiful unusual perforation corresponding to the frame of the original icon.

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