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MUNSTERBERG

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 13 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MUNSTERBERG, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Silesia, on the Oblau, 36 m. by rail S. of Breslau. Pop. (19o5), 8475. It is partly surrounded by medieval walls. It has manufactures of drain-pipes and fireproof bricks; there arc also sulphur springs. Munsterberg was formerly the capital of the principality of the same name, which existed from the 14th century down to 1791, when it was purchased by the Prussian crown. Near the town is the former Cistercian abbey of Heinrichau.
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