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Košice

THIS postcard shows what the centre of Košice looked like in the 1920s. The town has long been the metropolis of eastern Slovakia and German settlers later joined the original Slovak inhabitants.

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THIS postcard shows what the centre of Košice looked like in the 1920s. The town has long been the metropolis of eastern Slovakia and German settlers later joined the original Slovak inhabitants.

During the war against Turkish invaders, Košice became a fortification that served as refuge to Hungarian nobility from all around the river Tisa.

The state theatre, built in a classical style at the end of the 19th century, dominates the shot. The two-tower university church on the right side, in existence since 1671, was originally a bit higher, but was shortened after a storm destroyed it in 1875.

Of all Slovak towns, Košice has the largest number of preserved sights, and is definitely worth a visit.


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