"Eine geographische Studienreise durch das westliche Europa"

Name of traveller

Hans Praesent (1888-1946)

Reason for travel

  • group excursion for the study of geographical features in north Wales

Date of travel

11-17 August 1911

Von Aberystwyth brachte uns die Bahn über Swansea und Cardiff nach Chepstow, von wo aus wir einen kurzen Blick in das landschaftlich schönste Tal des südlichen Wales den Wye River warfen. (Praesent 51)


  • art: contains ink figures displaying geographical features
  • literature:
    • praises the methodological quality of the excursion report to Wales by Harry Waldbaur (1888-1961)
    • this reports covers the days 15-17 August and constitutes a sequal to Waldbaur's travel account
  • people:
    • travels in company with a group of invited German geographers, including members of the Verein der Geographen an der Universität Leipzig (Association of Geographers of Leipzig University)
    • Professor Owen Jones of Aberystwyth University acts as tour guide
  • terrain:
    • mountainous terrain of north Wales described as ideal location for morphological studies
    • inspection of the extraction of the Rheidol and its effects on the re-routed river and surroundings
    • appreciation of the landscape of the Wye Valley
    • walk along the river Wye and inspection of its meandering properties
  • transport: travel via train
  • compare with the report by Harry Waldbaur about the same journey
  • click here to read the full account

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Type of publication

report; scientific study


Praesent, Hans. "Eine geographische Studienreise durch das westliche Europa." Deutsche Rundschau für Geographie 36 (1914): 49-55. Print.