Re: Looking for info on towns: Bartfeld & Bardejov #austria-czech


Frank Szmulowicz
 

On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:46 AM, JB Haber wrote:
Barteld is the German name of Bardejov, Bartfa the Hungarian one.
Whether Bartfa, Bartfeld or Bardejov, it's beautiful

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Besides defending his kingdom, King Béla was also preoccupied with getting rich. To this end, he lured Germans (and lots of them) to the hinterland to develop mining and other key industries. In "Bartfeld - the German name for Bardejov," trade was the name of the game, quickly raising this German colony's wealth and influence to a level rivaled in eastern Slovakia by only Levoča and Košice.

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Frank Szmulowicz

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