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Here's a challenge for us. I have a friend who is particularly interested in Kafka's various residences, tracking down the buildings, and seeing what they are like now, and the condition/location/state/status of them when Kafka was there.

The building I am trying to track down was a Sanitorium, or Sanitoria if you will. My information is sketchy to say the least, but I believe it's in Jungborn, Goslar District, near the Harz Mountains.

My German is not too good. Correction. Zero. Otherwise I may have located it.

There may be some clues here - a Kafka travel diary.

Ultimately I would like to download or locate historical mapping dating from 1911/1912, and further information about the building, such as it's subsequent usage.

Any Europhiles out there want to assist in this detective work?

Many thanks in anticipation...

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Something wrong with the translation:

Reisetageb�cher


Reisen Januar-Februar 1911

Friedl�nder Reise J�nner 1911

Reichenberger Reise Feber 1911

Ich m��te die Nacht durchschreiben, so viel kommt �ber mich, aber es ist nur
unreines. Was f�r eine Macht dieses �ber mich bekommen hat, w�hrend ich ihm
fr�her soviel ich mich erinnere mit einer Wendung, einer kleinen Wendung, die
mich an und f�r sich noch gl�cklich machte, auszuweichen imstande war.


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Google earth as a David Ramsey layer that can be added, and you can see that collection of historical maps. There might be one from that time period available.

Cheers,
David

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Hasdrubal - yes, I had trouble with online translation too. May need a Native German to translate old-skool style.

DSL - "Google Earth as a David Ramsay layer that can be added" - que?
Sorry - can you expand on this? It's street-level info I'm after - do you think some resources are available? I'm not a frequent Google Earth user - may need assistance in adding a layer. Although I'm sure I can work it out...

Thanks for your input guys,


David

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>The building I am trying to track down was a Sanitorium, or Sanitoria if you will. My information is sketchy to say the least, but I believe it's in >Jungborn, Goslar District, near the Harz Mountains.


Some online resources on Kafka give the information that K spent 3 weeks in 1912 in a sanatorium named Jungborn, located near the village Stapelburg. Jungborn was destroyed in 1964.

http://www.naturheil...n.de/index.html
http://www.jungborn-...entwicklung.htm
http://de.wikipedia....wiki/Stapelburg
http://www.franzkafk...afka/das_leben/

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Sorry, I even misspelled it. Should be Rumsey. Here is the website. There are sever different viewers for the the collection, including Google earth, or the browser version of google earth. I don't know if they have street level views of the areas you are looking for, but I just thought it might.

Cheers,
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>The building I am trying to track down was a Sanitorium, or Sanitoria if you will. My information is sketchy to say the least, but I believe it's in >Jungborn, Goslar District, near the Harz Mountains.


Some online resources on Kafka give the information that K spent 3 weeks in 1912 in a sanatorium named Jungborn, located near the village Stapelburg. Jungborn was destroyed in 1964.

http://www.naturheil...n.de/index.html
http://www.jungborn-...entwicklung.htm
http://de.wikipedia....wiki/Stapelburg
http://www.franzkafk...afka/das_leben/


Excellent resources - many thanks

david

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Thanks dsl - there is a 1852 map of the Harz area.

I have tracked down the location now. There are some photos commemorating the site.

Thanks again for all your help.

David

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Prague has a Kafka Museum. I assume it would never be open. :unsure:
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