My sis seems to be travelling quite a lot these days - this time she stayed in Austria for a couple of days and sent me not one, but two beautiful cards :D The first one is from Graz, second-largest city in Austria. Schloßberg, hill dominating the old town (475 m high), site of demolished fortress, can be seen in the backround.
The old town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999 due to the harmonious co-existence of typical buildings from different epochs and in different architectural styles. Situated in a cultural borderland between Central Europe, Italy and the Balkan States, Graz absorbed various influences from the neighbouring regions and thus received its exceptional townscape. Today the old town consists of over 1000 buildings, their age ranging from Gothic to Contemporary.
And all of that with a stamp celebrating 50th anniversary of Österreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stübing, an open-air museum containing old farmhouses and farm buildings from all over Austria reassembled in historic setting, attached. Österreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stübing is also located near the city of Graz.