44. From Prague to Breslau.
a. Via Mittelwalde.
2101/2 M. Railway in 12 hrs. (fares 27 fl. 20, 19 fl., 10 fl. 80 kr.).
The train starts from the Nordwest-Bahnhof (p. 218), crosses a
branch of the Moldau, passes beneath the viaduct of the Staatsbahn
(p. 233), and traverses the Jerusalems-Insel. To the left appear the
Moldau and the trees on the Hetz-Insel, to the right the suburb of
Karolinenthal and the Ziskaberg (p. 233). — l3/4 M. Lieben, with
12,525 inhab. and many factories. We pass below the line to Turnau
(p. 269). 3!/2 M. Vysocan, a pleasure-resort from Prague ; 81/2 M.
Chwala-Pocernitz; 13 M. Mstetitz. Numerous quarries. — From
(16 M..)Celakowitz a branch-line runs to Brandeis, a small town with an
old-fashioned chateau of the Grand-Duke of Tuscany, on the left bank.
22 M. Lissa (Rail. Restaurant), the junction for the line from
Tetschen to Iglau and Vienna (R. 42), the metals of which our train
follows via (31 M.) Nimburg to (41 M.) Gross-Wossek (Rail. Restau¬
rant; p. 255), where we diverge to the E. — 45y2 M. Libnowes.
The line skirts the Zehuner Teich (3 M. long; periodic) to (52 M.)
Zizelitz and (55 M.) Chlumetz (705 ft.; Rail. Restaurant), a town of
4000 inhab. on the Cidlina, with a chateau of Count Kinsky.
From Chlumetz to Alt-Paka, 35 M., railway in l!/2 hr. The line at
first ascends the valley of the Cidlina. 672 M. Neu-Bidschow; 10'/2 M.
Smidar (branch to Hoch-Wessely); I61/2 M. Wostromer, the junction for
several lines (see below). — 23 M. Bielohrad; 32 M. Neu-Paka; 35 M. Alt-
Paka, on the line from Pardubitz to Zittau (p. 268).
From Wostromef (see above) a branch diverges to the W., via Jicin
(Hot. Hamburg), known since the war of 186B, Kopidlno (branch to Liban
and Bakov, p. 264), and Krinetz (branch to Konigstadtl), to Nimburg (p. 255)
and Pofican (p. 258). Another branch diverges to the E., traversing the
bat le f!eld of July 3rd, 1S66, to Horitz, Sadowa, and Kbniggrdtz (p. 267). 11
Our line now traverses a fertile plain bounded by low hills. -—
64!/2M. Dobrenitz-Sirovatka. —741/2M. Koniggratz (Rail. Restau¬
rant), see p. 267. — Describing a wide bend round the town, the
railway then crosses the Elbe at Wiekosch, and reaches the Adler,
the valley of which it follows as far as Senftenberg (p. 266). —
81l/2M. Hohenbruck lies at the foot of the Weinberg (Vinice), which
is crowned by a church with two towers.
87 M. Tinischt (820 ft.; Rail. Restaurant), an old-fashioned
town on the right bank of the Adler, is the junction for the line to
Halbstadt (see p. 266) and of a branch-line to (15 M.) Chotzen
We continue to follow the right bank of the Wilde Adler. At
(91 M.) Castolowitz the Albabach is crossed. — 93>/2 M. Adler-
Kosteletz, on the Adler, with a chateau and park of Count Kinsky;
95l/2 M. Doudleb; 981/2 M. Pottenstein, pleasantly situated on the
Adler, with a ruined mediaeval castle. The river-valley contracts.
The railway follows the wooded ravine for some time, but finally
pierces the hill by means of a short tunnel, and, quitting the river,
enters an open and undulating district. Before the tunnel, in the