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Seasons greetings from Oberndorf, the "Silent Night"-town

Special "Silent Night Postmark 2010"

This year is the 50th anniversary of the "Silent Night" special postmark, issued during Advent or pre-Christmas period. To celebrate this, the first postmark ever issued in 1960 has been integrated into the special postmark 2010. The postmark 1960 showed a line of the sheet music of the carol "Silent Night,Holy Night" with sprig. The Silent Night Chapel, being a memorial to the origin of this world-famous carol and its composers, plays an important part in the postmarks. Every year on Christmas Eve a service is held here, which is attended by guests from all over the world, who long to hear a performance of the original version of the carol "Silent Night, Holy Night" and take the message of peace radiated by the carol back home.

The post office in the museum "Bruckmannhaus", nextdoor to the Silent Night Chapel will be open from Wednesday, 8th December 2010 until Thursday, 23rd. December 2010 , 10 am - 4 pm and on Friday, 24th December 2010 , 9am - 12 am. Should it not be possible for you to travel to Oberndorf personally, the staff of the Oberndorf Tourist Office will be pleased to forward your Christmas mail.

The Oberndorf Tourist Office will gladly try to answer any philately questions you may have. A-5110 Oberndorf, Stille-Nacht-Platz 2, Tel.: +43 (0) 62 72/44 22, Fax +43 (0) 62 72/44 22 4, E-Mail: office@stillenacht-oberndorf.at, www.stillenacht-oberndorf.at


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