Europe, Its Past and Present Condition, Being a Comprehensive Manual of European Geography and History

Europe, Its Past and Present Condition, Being a Comprehensive Manual of European Geography and History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...of paintings and sculpture, literary institutions (see Introduction to Germany), palaces, churches, etc. Munich was founded in 117 5 by the duke Henry of Bavaria and Saxony, surnamed the Lion. The neighboring village of Nymphenburg (with 1,200 inhabitants) is noted for its porcelain manufacture and royal palace, where the royal family uses to reside in the summer season. The little village of Kiiferloh is noted for its market for cattle held here in the month of September, and the village of Hohenlinden (eastward and 18 miles distant from Munich), noted for a battle on the 8d of December, 1800. Hohenschwangau, an ancient feudal castle, once belonging to the celebrated house of Hohenstaufen, at present arranged and furnished in a magnificent style, and the private property of the king. Tammsrnrx (with 2,400 inhabitants), and REXCHENHALL (with 3,000 inhabitants), towns between Munich and Salzburg, noted for their salt-springs. I2rGOLsnnr, a fortified town on the Danube, northward and 44 miles distant from Munich, has 10,200 inhabitants, and was formerly noted for its university (instituted in 1472), which in 1802 was transferred to Landshut, and in 1826 united with the university of Munich. Old Oetting, a market-town near the Austrian frontier, has 1,700 inhabitants, and is noted for its holy shrine, and the sepulchres of various princes, and of the field-marshal Tilly (+1632). 'l'aonnxsnz, formerly a Benedictine abbey, at present royal residence in the summer season, is situated on a lake of the same name, 80 miles south-sontheast of Munich. In its neighborhood is a noted bathing-place, named Kreut. The town of RAIN (with 1,200 inhabitants), on the Lech, near its junction with the Danube, and at 23 miles distance from Augsburg, is...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958586
  • 9781236958587