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Mariánské schody (Marienberg stairs)
Czech Republic

Farming alone couldn't feed the inhabtants of the small village Marienberg in the Jizera Mountains. They had to go for work f.e. to Desná in the valley. To make the steep path less troublesome those stairs consiting of more than 350 stone steps where built. More on Wikipedia (german)

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