Day of issue of the commemorative stamp "Mariastein Pilgrimage Church near Kirchbichl/Kufstein"

On 23 June, the presentation of the commemorative stamp "Pilgrimage Church of Mariastein" took place in the high-altitude chapel of grace of the pilgrimage church.

Mariastein, the motif of the "Churches in Austria" series, is an unusual place of pilgrimage: it is located in the massive tower of a medieval castle perched high on a rock.

Mariastein is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Tyrol. The castle was built around 1360 by the Lords of Freundsberg on a terrace in the Lower Inn Valley near Wörgl. The 42-metre-high residential tower with its two chapels is striking; the castle ensemble also includes a residential wing and a staircase tower. Two lansquenets painted in 1959 decorate the wall next to the entrance gate.

Day of issue of the commemorative stamp "Mariastein pilgrimage church near Kirchbichl/Kufstein"

23 June 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mariastein pilgrimage church near Kirchbichl/Kufstein, Nr.1, 6324 Mariastein

© Gerda Penz, Angerberg        

(Left to right): P. Evarist Shayo CSSp (Rector), Alois Kothgasser SDB (former Archbishop of Salzburg), Karl Ohmmacht (Honorary President of the Guild St. Gabriel), Patricia Liebermann (Head of Philately, Österreichische Post AG), Wilhelm Remes (President, Guild St. Gabriel), Protonotary apostolic Prelate Leopold Städtler, Dieter Martinz (Mayor of Mariastein), Sebastian Kolland (Member of the Tyrol Regional Parliament)
First day pilgrimage church Mariastein
First day pilgrimage church Mariastein
First day pilgrimage church Mariastein