Mamer (4,892 inhabitants, west of Luxembourg-Ville)
Since 1 March 2002 the community government of Mamer has been located in a completely restored castle which is depicted on our stamp. The charming castle is located in the back of a small park, which also contains two sculptures in memory of two great sportsmen from Mamer, Nicolas Frantz, two-time winner of the Tour de France and Josy Barthel, Olympic champion. The origins of Mamer castle go back a long way. In 960, the Countesss Liutgardis gifted the hamlet of Mamer to the St. Maximin de Trèves Abbey. At this time, there was already a building on the site of the present day castle. Frédéric François, one of the highest officials in the country in those days, rebuilt the castle in 1830 in its present form. In 1995 the building was acquired by the community of Mamer and the community council decided to restore the "Mamer Schlass" as a community centre.
|Price of the series:||4,00 €|
|Designs:||Jacques Doppée, Bruxelles (B)|
|Printing:||Multicolour offset by "The House Of Questa", Byfleet, Surrey (United Kingdom)|
|Dimensions:||40 x 30 mm, 20 stamps per sheet|