Tuesday, 8 November 2022


This cover from Austria depicts a single stamp issued in 2022, celebrating the Hallstatt-Dachstein alpine landscape, part of the Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape. UNESCO designated Hallstatt–Dachstein/Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape (Kulturlandschaft Hallstatt–Dachstein/Salzkammergut) a World Heritage Site in 1997, with the description: "Human activity in the magnificent natural landscape of the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times, with the salt deposits being exploited as early as the 2nd millennium B.C. This resource formed the basis of the area's prosperity up to the middle of the 20th century, a prosperity that is reflected in the fine architecture of the town of Hallstatt."