Schloss Pratteln - Pratteln, BL, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 31.100 E 007° 41.718
32T E 401773 N 5263591
Quick Description: The castle in the center of Pratteln on a semi-postal stamp from 1977.
Location: Basel Landschaft, Switzerland
Date Posted: 12/16/2010 1:20:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMAAX5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

Long Description:
The castle was built in 1275, but completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1356 and then rebuilt. It was originally moated, but the moat was dried in the late 18th century. In 1773 it became property of the community. It was completely renovated between 1963 and 1968.

The stamp is a semi-postal stamp of the 1977 castles series for Pro Patria. It is 40+20, i.e. 0.40 for postage, 0.20 for the Pro Patria foundation for nature and cultural heritage protection
Stamp Issuing Country: Switzerland

Date of Issue: 1977

Denomination: 0.40 CHF

Color: red, green, brown

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
To post a visit log for this category, you must visit the actual site of the waymark. Post at least one photo that you personally took of the site if at all possible. If you cannot provide a photo for some reason, your visit will still be welcome.

You do NOT need to be a stamp collector to visit the waymark site, nor do you have to provide a photo of the stamp. Just having a copy of the stamp in question, however, is not sufficient; you must personally visit the site.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Philatelic Photographs
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.