Thursday, November 30, 2017


The ID of this card is german but the castle is swiss. Leuk is a town in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. 

Foto: Roland Gerth
DE-6649589, sent by Klaus.
Until the 19th century Leuk was one of the ecclesiastical and cultural centres of the Valais. Defiant towers, castles and fine patrician houses bear witness to the former strength, self-confidence and determination of the Leuker community. The emblematic Bishop’s castle (built 1254), town hall, late-gothic St. Stephen’s Church (with its Romanesque tower and Roman fire place) and baroque Ringacker Chapel can be seen for miles around. - in:

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