There is a good list of bis phrases here, but it doesn't include 'bis an'.
Eine noble Kriegerin bis an ihr Ende,...
"A noble warrior until her end...". Is the 'an' needed here? Can the phrase be written without it?
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"Bis" usually only works with time.
bis Montag, bis nächstes Jahr, bis dann
It does work on it's own in a locational or abstract sense too... but not very often.
Mit diesem Zug fahre ich bis Berlin und dann nehme ich das Auto.
Usually you will have to use an extra preposition. That can be "zu", "an", "in", etc
Geradeaus bis zur Kreuzung.
That wouldn't work without "zu"... I would be asking "Bis die Kreuzung WAS?". In fact, I have difficulty to "feel" the case that goes with "bis". "Bis den", "bis dem"... both sound awkward to me. That is not to say that there isn't a case... only that it is almost never used in combination with an article.
Since the answer seemed to not have been clear enough... no I'd say just assume that you can never leave out the preposition after "bis" if there is one.
No, it can not be written without a preposition (here
an) in your case .
A case when
bis would not come with such a preposition is, when it is part of an adverbial phrase in context of time (Temporaladverbial / Adverbiale Bestimmung der Zeit).
- Ich bleibe bis morgen.
- Das Event geht noch bis Sonntag.
- Daran wird sich bis 2020 nichts ändern.
- ...bis dass der Tod euch scheidet.
- Fahr' geradeaus bis du die Kreuzung erreichst.