In October 1878, King Ludwig II of Bavaria signed a foundation charter
for a Royal Bavarian meteorological central observatory based in
Munich. An observation network spanning 34 stations all over Bavaria
was established. The network was complemented by the meteorological
station which was opened in 1900 on the Zugspitze, Germany's highest
Construction of the meteorological tower commenced in
the autumn of 1898. On 19 July 1900, the now fully equipped tower was
taken over as a meteorological observatory by the Royal Bavarian
Ministry of Culture. Today, in addition to his observation activities,
a meteorological technician maintains the many measurement instruments
installed in the tower. The weather observatory on the Zugspitze is by
far the highest and best-known mountain station of the German
The stamp was issued in 2000 to celebrate the centenary
of the meteorological station on Zugspitze. The stamp shows a weather
The International Meteorological Organization was established in 1873.
In 1951 it was replaced by the World Meteorological Organization, a
specialized agency of the United Nations. In 1973 Kuwait issued a set
of three stamps with the same design in observance of the centenary of
The stamp shows a map of the middle east, from the
Italy on the west to the Arab Ocean on the east, and shows a
meteorological map of the area.
Faroe Islands 220
The stamp issued by the Faroe Islands in 1991
shows a weather satellite and a weather map.