Marianske Lazne, Marienbad postcard „Neue Colonade“, depicting resort guests in the new building.
Written and signed by the Earl of von Lille.
Sent as postcard to Wien in 1903. Good condition.
At the end of 19th ct. Marienbad became one of the top European spas, popular with notable figures and rulers who often returned there. Among them were such names as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frederic Chopin, Thomas Edison, Richard Wagner or Prince Friedrich of Saxony, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, the Russian Czar Nicholas II, and Emperor Franz Joseph I and many others. At those times, about 20,000 visitors came every year.
Marienbad remained a popular destination between World War I and World War II. After WWII, the ethnic German population of the town was forcibly expelled according to the Potsdam agreement, thereby emptying the town of the majority of its population.