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Prior to the First World War, visitors to the Tatras were mostly wealthy tourists from Vienna, Budapest and Berlin, who were lured by the mountains' untouched nature, and lower prices than in the Alps.
It wasn't until after the war that more tourists from Slovakia and Bohemia started to pour into the Tatras. In 1927, a total of 19,250 tourists visited the range's two biggest centres, Štrbské Pleso and Tatranská Lomnica.
By Branislav Chovan
14. May 2007 at 0:00