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The Coachman's Pub (Starý Smokovec)

AT THE FOOT of the High Tatras, in the centre of Starý Smokovec, used to stand a stylish mountain pub. Between 1886 and 1931, it served local citizens, wagoners and, as it name indicates, coachmen.

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AT THE FOOT of the High Tatras, in the centre of Starý Smokovec, used to stand a stylish mountain pub. Between 1886 and 1931, it served local citizens, wagoners and, as it name indicates, coachmen.

Jakub Thern was one of its well-known occupants before World War One. This winter postcard, showing a coachman with a carriage and the pub's staff, comes right from that period, 1910.

Unfortunately, the pub no longer exists. It suffered the fate many of the Tatras' wooden buildings face - it burned down.


Prepared by Branislav Chovan

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