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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 153 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LANDECK, a town and spa in the Prussian province of Silesia, on the Biele, 73 M. by rail S. of Breslau and close to the Austrian frontier. Pop. (19o5) 3,481. It is situated at an altitude of 1400 ft. It has manufactures of gloves. Landeck is visited by nearly 1o,000 people annually on account of its warm sulphur baths, which have been known since the 13th century. In the neighbourhood are the ruins of the castle of Karpenstein. See Langner, Bad Landeck (Glatz, 1872) ; Schiitze, Die Thermen von Landeck (Berlin, 1895); Wehse, Bad Landeck (Breslau, 1886); Joseph, Die Thermen von Landeck (Berlin, 1887), and Patschovsky, Fiihrer durch Bad Landeck and Umgebung (Schweidnitz, 1902).
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