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The 200th Anniversary of Regular Express Stagecoach Mail Deliveries from Bratislava to Vienna Issue number
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     In Austrian journal MITTHEILUNGEN DER KAISERLICH-KÖNIGLICHEN GEOGRAPHISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT (Notices of the Imperial-Royal Geographical Society) from 1861, it is stated: “On 3rd May 1823, the first express coach went from Vienna to Brno, the second, to everyoneʼs astonishment, on 29th July 1823, made the journey from Vienna to Prague in 36 hours! On 1st October of the same year, the route to Bratislava was opened...” This passage, quoted from the document, recalls the important reform in the coaches used to transport the mail, which was implemented by the Habsburg Monarchy in 1823. It also concerned the transport of passengers and...

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