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Mark Twain

* 30th November 1835 – † 21st April 1910
" I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."
An American journalist, author and humourist, Mark Twain visited Marienbad with his family in August of 1891. He dubbed the town an "Austrian health factory". He published his experiences in Marienbad in a London magazine under the title "The Tramp Abroad Again".

Twain heaped praise on Marienbad, calling it "the most comfortable and up-to-date town on the Continent, as pretty as anyone could wish…" and added "We have never taken such a picturesque journey. There may only be two or three streets, but they are pretty ones. Standing at the lower end of town, you are taken aback by the surprising harmony of its colours, fresh and merry…"

„Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts“

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