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450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School

450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School

Austria post issued a postage stamp celebrating 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School located in Vienna. The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the classic equestrian skills has been preserved and is …

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Day of the stamp 2015 – Austria

Day of the stamp 2015

Austria post issued a colourful stamp to celebrate the Day of the Stamp 2015 featuring the Nibelungen town of Tulln with the church towers, the striking Rose Bridge and the vintage ship in the foreground. The town that decorates the …

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Pink Ribbon

It was in 1996 that the international breast cancer expert Dr Ernie Bodai launched the first breast-cancer stamp. The idea was for this stamp to raise a maximum of donations for breast cancer research. In the meantime, the stamp has …

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Elisabeth Gorgl

“Elisabeth Görgl’s Courage brings Gold!“ was the headline in “Der Standard” after Lizz Görgl’s victory in the Super-G at the Ski World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen last winter. A few days later this congenial sportswoman went one further and won a …

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100 years of the Stammersdorf local railway

The Stammersdorf local railway, today also known as the Weinviertel Regional Railway, is a single-track, non-electrified branch line operated by the Austrian Federal Railways in the Weinviertel of Lower Austria. Originally, it ran from Stammersdorf to Dobermannsdorf via Auersthal, but …

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50 years of the OECD

Exactly 50 years ago, in 1961, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) replaced its predecessor organisation the OEEC, which for its part had been founded in 1947 with the assistance of the United States and Canada to coordinate …

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