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We’re back to churches for the fifth installment of the UNESCO in Germany series. The Monastic Island of Reichenau lies in Lake Constance in southern Germany and is the home of many churches and the Abbey of Reichenau, for which it was inscribed on the UNESCO list in 2000.

UNESCO reichenau

The island is connected to the mainland by a causeway that was completed in 1838. It reminds me of Mont St. Michel in France, although Reichenau is much bigger and incorporates farms and forested areas, whereas Mont St. Michel is mostly all built-up houses and other buildings. But they are both very religiously centered places that are sequestered from the rest of the world by their island locations.

Complementing the green island, Michele used a very green stamp:


The text says “spring break in Germany.” The stamp was released in 2012.