Three-color map published by the Bureau of Arts and Industries in Vienna.Original copy of the map from the Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection, digitized by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences; digital copy sourced by Jay Osborn from the Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych (RCIN). of Vienna, the map shows political boundaries, ranks towns by three size symbols, identifies, diocese seats for four kinds of Christian religions, and shows rivers and roads plus mines for salt, iron, lead, and silver.
Single image, sourced by Pamela Weisberger, from the New York Public Library. The very detailed map shows the 'dismemberment' of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (bordered in pink) into Russian (beige), Prussian (yellow), and Austrian (green) partitions; Austrian Galicia is included in the green partition.
Streets, pedestrian malls, public buildings and shops are decorated with lights and Christmas trees and add to the beauty of the scenery.
Without doubt, Christmas markets in Germany are unique and should not be missed!
The first markets were certainly not as enchanting as they are these days.
During the centuries Christkindlmarkets became a source to buy Christmas presents for children, and an opportunity for local craftsmen and artists to sell their work.