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Drei Schwestern Massif 2'123 m

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The Drei Schwestern Massif (Rätikon Alps) marks the Liechtenstein-Austria borderline. It is known after a rock formation on the summit, called Drei Schwestern (three sisters), "Grosse Schwester" (2'053 m), "Mittlere Schwester" (2'048 m, also known as Wolan) and "Kleine Schwester" (2'034 m, also known as Jahn Turm). The highest summit of the massif is known as Kuhgrat 2'123 m.

Other major summits of the Drei Schwestern massif are Garsellikopf 2'105 m, Gafleispitze 2'000 m, Helwangspitze 2'000 m and Bleikaturm 1'878 m. 

 

Liechtenstein 1930, Blanknertürme.
Planknertürme (Plankner towers) is an older name of the the rock formation "Drei Schwesstern" on the summit area of the Drei Schwestern Massif.
(existing perforations: 10½ & 11½)

Existing overprinted in black "REGIERUNGSDIENSTSACHE" and crown
Perforations: 10½ & 11½

The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives".

 

Liechtenstein 1934 Three Sisters mountain stamp

Liechtenstein 1934
rock formation "Drei Schwesstern" on the summit area of the Drei Schwestern Massif.
Existing overprinted "REGIERUNGSDIENSTSACHE" and crown.

The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives".

 

 

Liechtenstein 1937/1938, Drei Schwestern summit. 
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives 1937-1938".

Liechtenstein 1972, Schaan
The Drei Schwestern Massif in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes".

 

Liechtenstein 1972, Hehlwangspitz.
The Hehlwangspitz is a summit of the Drei Schwestern Massif.
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Drei Schwestern mountain stamp Liechtenstein 1979

Liechtenstein 1979
Schaan village and the Drei Schwestern Massif in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "Cept".

 

Liechtenstein 1985 stamp Kloster St. Elisabeth in Schaan

Liechtenstein 1985
Kloster St. Elisabeth in Schaan.
Behind the monastery the Alpspitz of the Three Sister Massif.
The stamp was issued in the series "Mission houses and monasteries".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Kuhgrat mountain stamp Liechtenstein 1990

Liechtenstein 1990
The Kuhgrat 2'123 m, highest summit of the Drei Schwestern. 
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitive — Mountains". 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Drei Schwestern mountain stamp Liechtenstein 1990

Liechtenstein 1990, Drei Schwestern. 
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitive — Mountains". 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Garselliturm mountain stamp Liechtenstein 1989

Liechtenstein 1989, Garselliturm.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitive — Mountains". 

 

www.mountainstamp.com  Bleikaturm mountain stamp Liechtenstein 1990

Liechtenstein 1990, Bleikaturm (foreground) and the Garsellikopf.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitive — Mountains". 

 

 

Liechtenstein 1997 Train station in Schaan stamp

Liechtenstein 1997, Train station in Schaan.
The stamp was issued in the series "125th Anniversary of Railways in Liechtenstein".
background: stylized view towards Drei Schwestern massif.

 

Liechtenstein 1997 Drei Schwester massif stamp

Liechtenstein 1997, Planken.
The Drei Schwester massif in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives – Village views".

 

Liechtenstein Drei Schwestern stamp issued 1999

Liechtenstein 1999, Nendeln.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives – Village views".
The Drei Schwester massif in the background.

 

Liechtenstein 2000 stamp Rugell

Liechtenstein 2000, Rugell.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives - Village Views".
A view towards south, the Drei Schwester massif in the background.

 

Liechtenstein 2000 stamp Schaan

Liechtenstein 2000, Schaan.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives - Village Views".
The Drei Schwester massif in the background.

 

Liechtenstein 2002
Schaan village and the Three Sister massif (Gafleispitz) in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "A Painter of Liechtenstein - Friedrich Kaufmann".

 

 

Liechtenstein 2005,
Bargälla, (pasture below Alpspitz) of the The Three Sister massif.
The stamp was issued in the series "Liechtenstein Upland Pastures I".

 

Liechtenstein Upland Pastures II stamp Gafadura issued 2006

Liechtenstein 2006
Gafadura pasture is located at an altitude of 1'428 m below the Three Sisters. On the pasture is also located the Gafadura hut of the Liechtenstein Alpine Club.
The stamp was issued in the series "Liechtenstein Upland Pastures II".

 

 

Liechtenstein 2012, LIBA 2012 - Legends.
"The Guschg Herdsmen's Doll", "The Giant of Guflina" and "The Three Sisters".

The stamp 360 shows a stylized view of the Three Sister Massif.

The Three Sisters is Liechtenstein's most famous legend.

On the Feast of the Assumption (15 August), three sisters went up to Gafadura above the village of Planken to pick berries. As they walked along the path they heard the sounds of the church bells announcing the holy feast and calling worshippers to church. One of the sisters suggested they should also go to church, but the other two replied that the baskets had to be full of berries before they returned to the village.

Towards the end of the afternoon the baskets were full and the three sisters headed back home. On their way they met a beautiful woman who asked them for some berries. The sisters were reluctant to give her any and replied that people who want berries should pick them themselves. All of a sudden, a halo appeared around the head of the woman and she spoke to them, "You have dishonoured my holy day and refused my request. Your hearts are of stone. Therefore, as punishment, you shall be turned to stone and remain here forever." Upon saying that, the sisters were transformed into huge rocks, which from that day on became known as the Three Sisters.

text: Liechtenstein Marketing  

 

 

Liechtenstein 2007
Rainbow over the Drei Schwestern Massif.

 

 

Liechtenstein 2009, summit cross on Kuegrat.
Kuegrat is the highest point of the Drei Schwestern Massif (2'123 m).
The cross on the Kuegrat was erected in 1983 by the Rover Scouts from Schaan.
The stamp was issued in the series "Alpine Association: 100 Years".

 

Liechtenstein 2009, summit Jahn Turm & Wolan.
The Jahn-Turm (formerly also called “Kleine Schwester”) and Wolan (also “Mittlere Schwester”) form part of the “Drei Schwestern” (three sisters) rock formation which in turn gave its name to the massif as a whole. The cross on the Jahn-Turm, which can be reached only by climbing, was erected in 1986 by Hanno Batliner, that on the Wolan in 1962 by the Austrian Alpine Association.
The stamp was issued in the series "Alpine Association: 100 Years".

 

Liechtenstein 2014, Planknertürme.
The stamp was issued in the Collection Sheet "Zeppelin Flight".
Planknertürme is an older name of the the rock formation "Drei Schwesstern" on the summit area of the Drei Schwestern Massif.

note:
The Drei Schwester massif is depicted as illustration of the sheet "Nature Reserve — Rugeller Riet", issued 2016

 

 

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