The Rhine, Including the Black Forest & the Vosges; Handbook for Travellers

The Rhine, Including the Black Forest & the Vosges; Handbook for Travellers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... 6 M. Railway in 13-18 minutes.--Tramway, via Biebrich, see p. 256. The train passes (2 M.) Biebrich-Ost (p. 252) and then crosses the Rhine and the isle of Petersau (p. 252) by the Kaiser-BrUcke. This bridge, built after designs by Schwechten and opened in 1904, is 997 yards long and spans the river at a height of 31 ft. above high-water mark. AmOncburg (p. 252) lies below the bridge on the right bank.-6 1. Mayence (Central Station), see p. 265. Schwalbach, officially styled Langen-Sehwalbach (1033 ft.), with 3000 inhab., is situated in a side-valley of the Aar, surrounded by woods and meadows. It has been known for at least 300 years and in the 17-18th. cent, rivalled Spa as a fashionable wateringplace. The annual number of visitors is now upwards of 7000, including many foreigners. The water (48-53 Fahr.), strongly impregnated with iron and carbonic acid, is used both internally and externally and is especially efficacious in anaemia, nervous affections, and female complaints generally. The earth used in the mud-baths is found in the immediate vicinity. The two principal springs, the Stahlbrunnen in one of the valleys, and the Weiribrunnen in the other, are separated by a low ridge laid out with pleasure-grounds. A handsome Kursaal, with a restaurant, a reading-room, etc., was opened in 1879. Farther up, beyond the pond near the Weinbrunnen, there are extensive lawn-tennis courts, the Royal Moorbadehaus (Mud Baths), and (farther on) the Golf Club and the links. Walks in the pleasure-grounds and adjacent woods. Also to the (/- hr.) Paulinenberg; the Platte (1330 ft.), the summit of which, with a fine view; may be reached in 15-20 min. more; and the Brauncheabert/, with a pavilion commanding a good view of the town and the valley or more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236552784
  • 9781236552785