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Breslau / Wrocław


This lavishly illustrated book is devoted to Breslau or Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland. It is situated on the River Oder (Odra) in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe, roughly 350 kilometres (220 mi) from the Baltic Sea to the south and 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Sudety Mountains to the south. Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

The wonderful book is depicting Breslau as it was in the 1930s and 1940s
prior war destruction in 1945 during the Battle of Breslau.

Depicted are [excerpt]:
The famous town hall with exterior and interior views; St. Elizabeth's Church; Blucher Square; Maria Magdalena Church; New Market with Neptune Fountain; Taschenstrasse, Schweidnitzer Street; Corpus Christi Church; Theater; St. Adalbert Church; Postal Office; Palais of Count  Hatzfeld; aerial view of Breslau; Weissgerbergasse; University; cantina to the Goldenen Zepter; Fechter Fountain; ballroom and staircase of the university; Matthias Church and secondary school; Vinzenz Church with tomb of Duke Heinrich II.; timbered houses; St. Mary Magdalene Church; Sand Island; cathedral and bridge; Belvedere (Liebighohe); Breslau Palace; Bismarck Monument, King Square; Oder; Boats and vessels; emperor bridge; Zoo; Centennial Hall; Wappenhof; Japanese Garden; open air bath; arena; Ohle at Pirschau; St. Mary Magdalene School; train station; Hotel; Postal Administration; Reichssender; Oder Gate; Monastery; Bath Cosel etc. etc.


Hardcover

  • ~80 pages
  • German text
  • 144 b/w photos

In near fine exterior and near fine interior condition
With the rare Original Dust Jacket included which is lightly chipped and edgeworn. Otherwise ok and clean.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 10-3/4" x 7-3/4"  ~0.8 lbs.

Published by History House in East Frisia
originally in 1955 and renewed in 1982












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