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"Centenary of Friends of Nature Switzerland"
Issue date: 6th September 2005
 

A view from the Emmental (Lüdernalp) to the Bernese Alps. From the left to the right: Schreckhorn (4'078 m), Finsteraarhorn (4'274 m / behind the skiing image), Hohgant (2'163 m) and foothill of Mt. Eiger (3'970 m).

Superimposed on the background are various sports and the Friends of Nature chalet in Gorneren in the Kiental, Canton of Berne.  

The “Friends of Nature” is an association for people who like to spend their leisure time outdoors and who are dedicated to preserving a healthy environment. The association currently has around 24'000 members in Switzerland, with 170 local groups spread throughout the country. The first local group in Switzerland was established close to Zurich 100 years ago. A typesetter who had emigrated to Switzerland from Hungary got the ball rolling. After the summer of 1905, local groups emerged in quick succession in Lucerne, Berne, Biel, Basel, Davos, St.Gallen, Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Arbon, Pfäffikon, Uster and Rorschach. Text: focus on stamps 3/2005 Swiss Post.

Switzerland Centenary of Friends of Nature Switzerland 100 Jahre Naturfreunde miniaturesheet Sonderblock 2005 stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

 

 

 

 

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