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News 2016

250th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Vienna Prater Recreational Area

New Stamp Issue, 9 April

250th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Vienna Prater

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. Austrian Post is commemorating the anniversary of the establishment of Vienna Prater with a special-issue postmark.

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

When? 9 April 2016 from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where? Vienna Prater at the tent located between Riesenradplatz & Gabor Steiner Weg, 1020 Vienna

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