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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 344 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SCHNEEKOPPE, a mountain of Germany, on the Silesian Bohemian frontier, the highest peak (5100 ft.) of the Riesengebirge, situated immediately above the town of Schmiedeberg, 8 m. S. from Hirschberg. From the crest, which is about 5o yds. sq. and across which runs the frontier line between Silesia and Bohemia, a magnificent view is obtained across the Oder plain to Breslau on the north and over Bohemia to the south-west. Just below the ridge, on the Prussian side, lies the chapel of St Lawrence, which was used as a hospice for travellers from 1824 to 185o, when a new hostel was erected. Since 1900 a meteorological station has been established here. See Zetzmann, Panorama von der Schneekoppe (Berlin, 1903).
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