National Geographic : 1914 Oct
Photo by A. W. Cutler ANCIENT FORTRESS AT TRENCSEN, HUNGARY, COMMANDING A WONDERFUL VIEW OFTHE VAG VALLEY The old well here, 590 feet deep, was hewn in the rock by Turkish prisoners many years ago.The castle ison the northern border of Hungary, about 125 miles southwest of Cracow. The Kingdom of Hungary forms one of the two equal States of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the other State being Austria. It comprises slightly more than one-half of the land area and abouttwo-fifths ofthe population ofthe Empire. It contains the largest plain in Europe-the great central plain west and south of Budapest-and itspopulation ismainly agricultural, while the people of Austria depend largely upon manufacturing industries for a living.