The closest English equivalent of the German word Elfenreigen would be “fairy round dance,” although Elfenreigen is also sometimes translated as “dance of the elves.” “Carlsberg” may have been the location where this photo was taken. A very kind visitor to the blog (bradwardine42) left a comment under the post with the following information:
I found a website showing some postcards from a publisher called Alfred Jantke, in a place called “Heuscheuer Karlsberg”. So I think the place is Karłów (in German “Karlsberg” or “Carlsberg”, in Czech “Kalasperk” or “Karlovec”), in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
The Lower Silesian Voivodeship is a province (voivodeship) in southwestern Poland which borders Germany to the west and Czechia to the south.
The photo was printed on paper manufactured by the German company Leonar, based in Hamburg. I found a mention online of the stamp on the back being used by the company between 1920 and 1925, but I haven’t been able to confirm those years.
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