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A photochrome of the pier in the beach resort town of Sopot, Poland between 1890 and 1900. At the time the area was West Prussia, Germany. View full size.

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I am from poland.
Sopot it climatic exclusively and beautiful city. Anyway, it is proper to tour as whole poland. Gallery beautiful, I will be frequent visitor here. I salute cordially. Kasia

it really hasn't changed

it really hasn't changed much since then.

I believe it used to be the longest pier in Europe

It is West Prussia

The province of West Prussia was just west of the province of East Prussia. And if you look at the map of Poland you see that Sopot was part of West Prussia:

West Prussia in the Kingdom of Prussia:

But Germany lost most parts of West Prussia to Poland after World War 1, including Sopot. So it doesn't really matter, does it?

Very modern looking for that

Very modern looking for that time frame.

Nein, Der Vaterland war sehr groß.

This part of Poland was in West Prussia.

I think that should be

I think that should be Ostpreußen, or EAST Prussia. Thanks for the pic.

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