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Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II   By: (1796-1888)

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Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II by G. R. Gleig offers readers a remarkable journey through three captivating European nations during the early 19th century. George Robert Gleig, renowned for his travelogues, once again takes us on an enthralling expedition, unraveling the diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and historical significance of Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary.

In this second volume of his insightful account, Gleig seamlessly blends factual information, personal experiences, and delightful anecdotes to create a vibrant tapestry of the places he explores. Through his keen observations and vivid descriptions, readers are transported to bustling cities, serene countryside, and magnificent landmarks.

One aspect that sets this book apart is Gleig's ability to contextualize his travels within the broader historical and political landscape of each region. His meticulous research and intuitive understanding of local customs provide readers with a deeper understanding of the countries he visits. The inclusion of historical events, such as the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars and the cultural impact of the Holy Roman Empire, adds a layer of complexity to the narrative.

Gleig's writing style is eloquent and evocative, effortlessly capturing the essence of each location he encounters. His attention to detail, whether describing the grandeur of architecture or the smallest nuances of local traditions, creates a vivid imagery that immerses the reader in the present and transports them back to the 19th century.

Moreover, Gleig's genuine curiosity and appreciation for the people he encounters shine through his words. The engaging conversations with locals, including artists, scholars, and everyday citizens, offer unique insights into their lives and perspectives. This human element adds depth and authenticity to the travelogue, making it more than just a mere account of landmarks visited.

However, it must be noted that some readers might find the extensive historical references and detailed descriptions slightly overwhelming. While these elements undoubtedly add value to the book, they may also require a certain level of interest or knowledge in European history. Nonetheless, even for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of the period, Gleig's engaging storytelling style ensures that everyone can still grasp the underlying narrative.

Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II is an exemplary travelogue that offers readers a chance to vicariously experience the beauty and cultural significance of these three enchanting countries. Gleig's passionate exploration, combined with his astute observations and eloquent prose, make this book a delight for both history enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike. It is a captivating read that successfully brings the past to life and leaves readers yearning to embark on their own adventures through these captivating lands.

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Transcriber's Note: To improve readability, dashes between entries in the Table of Contents and in chapter subheadings have been converted to periods.

GERMANY, BOHEMIA, AND HUNGARY,

VISITED IN 1837.

By

THE REV. G. R. GLEIG, M.A., CHAPLAIN TO THE ROYAL HOSPITAL, CHELSEA.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

M.DCCC.XXXIX.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

Page

CHAP. I. The Gulden Krone. Count Thun's Castle and Grounds. Glorious Scenery. The March resumed. Superstitions of the Bohemians not Idolatry. State of Property. Agricultural Population. Kamnitz. The Cow herds. Stein Jena. Hayde 1

CHAP. II. Our Landlady and Washerwoman. The Einsiedlerstein. Its Dungeons and Hall. Its History. Inscription over the Hermit's Grave. Lose our Way. Guided by a Peasant. His Conversation. Mistaken for Italian Musicians. Gabel 34

CHAP. III. General Appearance of the Place. The Inn. Ludicrous Mistakes. The Public Room. Astonishment of the People at the sight of Englishmen. The Priests. Scene in the Tap Room. Kindness of the People. Our Fishing Operations. A Chasse, and a Daylight Ball 57

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