Emigration Route from Probfeld

The emigrants from Probfeld most likely took the most convenient emigration route. They first went to Donauwörth by coach, and took the train from there in the direction of Bamberg.

1849: One slowly descends the Main and Rhine rivers to Cologne (boat, coach). From there the train takes you to Bremen where the emigrants’ boats are waiting.

1850/51: The new railroad line from Donauwörth to Hamburg via Leipzig is completed. The journey to the port of embarkation within Germany is shortened by more than a week.
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