The new special issue stamps from our Village Views series focus on the
main village of Liechtenstein's Unterland region. With around 4,600
inhabitants and covering an area of ten square kilometres,
Eschen-Nendeln is the largest municipality in Unterland.
The municipal administration building, the "Haus Sozialfonds Kreuz", the listed church buildings ("Pfrundbauten") as well as St. Martin church form a harmonious complex against the backdrop of the Dreischwestern (Three Sisters) mountain on the special stamp named "Eschen" (face value: CHF 1.10). While the origins of the church buildings probably date back to the 15th century, the present neo-Gothic parish church was built in 1894 and completed in the years afterwards.
The stamp "Nendeln" (face value: CHF 0.90) shows the building accommodating a traditional business, the "Schaedler Ceramics Workshop", which houses the Liechtenstein School of Art in its side extension. On the opposite side of the street, another building contains a cultural monument steeped in history: the restored Hoffman’sche Ringofen is the only ring kiln of its kind still preserved in Liechtenstein and Switzerland and bears witness to brick production in the 18th century. The Eschnerberg mountain can be seen in the background of the group of houses depicted on the special stamp.