Prebischthor, Saxony, Germany


Pravčická brána (Prebischthor, in German) is the largest natural stone bridge in Europe. It is located in a part of the present-day Czech Republic known as “Czech Switzerland,” a well-known tourist region close to the border with present-day Germany. The building shown in this photochrome print is known as the Falcon's Nest (Sokolí hnízdo, in Czech). It was built in 1881 by the Clary-Aldringen family, to accommodate important guests. This area was part of the Sudetenland, which was ceded by Czechoslovakia to Germany in 1938, but restored to Czechoslovakia after World War II.

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Detroit Publishing Company

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Prebischthor, Saxony, Germany (i.e.,Pravčická brána, Czech Republic)

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Photomechanical print : photochrom, color


Last updated: April 18, 2012