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

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

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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