German TravelguidesTravel to and through Germany from Hamburg to Munich from Berlin to Cologne along the Rhine River or the Donau or as you like it.
Here you can find lots of interesting and helpful travelguides for Germany. Visit also my German Travel Page with travel tipps.
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Travel GuidesHere you can order some very interesting German guides directly from Amazon.com:
- The (Paid link) Let's Go is the best for budget traveling.
- The (Paid link) Insight Guide to Germany - a pretty new interesting guide.
- (Paid link) Around the World : Germany by Christine Masson
- (Paid link) Fodor's 99 Germany (Fodor's Gold Guides) a very good guide to Germany, updated every year: where to stay and eat, practical tips, lots of maps.
- (Paid link) Frommer's 99 Germany (Serial)Steers travelers to the top sightseeing spots, from Rhine River cruises to the Bavarian Alps, and offe opinions on the best dining and accommodations on any budget.
- (Paid link) Germany (The Hungry Traveler Series)Eating in other countries can be fun and exciting, but sometimes frustrating and confusing. The Hungry Traveler Series gives readers in-depth descriptions of "can't miss" local and regional specialties, insight into which beverages to order with each meal, and vital Tipps for shopping in food shops and markets. The guides are designed to help find and cross-reference key wordsboth in English and the language in which you are ordering.
- (Paid link) Lonely Planet Germany (1st Ed)Lonely Planet covers the country diligently and entertainingly, leaving nothing out.
- (Paid link) Rick Steves' Germany, Austria, and Switzerland 1999 (Serial)Use Rick Steves' guide to experience several historic highlights in these countries, including the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 40 maps.
- (Paid link) The Visitor's Guide Southern Germany by Grant Bourne
- (Paid link) A Beer Drinker's Guide to Southern Germany - a small and cheap book for all who love German beer.
- The (Paid link) Baedeker will give you lots of information about German cities (buildings, museums, landscape …). The founder of Baedeker was a German.
- The (Paid link) Berlitz Travellers Guide to Germany gives you lots of usefull information.
Fodor's Gold Guides are ideal for travelers who want to experience the flavors, sights, and sounds of their destination. Short, medium, and long itineraries advise readers on what to see in the time they have. A-to-Z listings of important contacts and travel Tipps, detailed maps with bullets pinpointing hotels and restaurants, background essays, and a comprehensive index make the perfect travel package (amazon.com).
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- (Paid link) Berlin : World Cities, No 3 (World Cities, Vol 3)by Alan Balfour
- (Paid link) Berlinby Giles MacDonogh - Giles MacDonogh intends to a fill a void in the historical documentation of the former capital city of the German empire and the eventual capital of unified Germany …
- (Paid link) Insight Guide Hamburg
- (Paid link) Frommer's Munich & the Bavarian Alps, 1st Ed.by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince, George McDonald - This brand-new first edition, excerpted from Frommer's larger Germany guide, offers a slimmer, more affordable option to travelers heading solely for this popular region.
Berlin, the old and new capitol.
Hamburg, the biggest city in North Germany
Munich, the Bavarian capitol and home of Oktoberfest
- (Paid link) Germany Munich & Bavaria Berlin Starring: Travel the World, Rick Steves, et al.
- (Paid link) (Paid link) Germany the Rhine & Mosel-Romantic Road
- (Paid link) Travel Germany:Bavarian Forest (1994)
- (Paid link) Travel Germany:Heidelberg (1994)
- (Paid link) Germany:Hamburg/Berlin
- (Paid link) Germany (1996)
- (Paid link) Rick Steves Best of Travels in Europe - Germany, Austria & Switzerland (2001)
- (Paid link) Germany: the Rhine and Mosel, the Romantic Road (1998)
Review: This video guide to Germany provides a nice overview of the Rhine and Mosel regions of the country. Though the host, Rick Steves, is given to clumsy descriptions (he calls Rothenburg the "king of medieval cuteness") and at one point forces us to watch his young son eat a pickle, he is very knowledgeable about the area and its history. He takes us through towns that were once ravaged by World War II, colorful marketplaces, and villages along the sleepy Mosel River, which he prefers to the more trafficked Rhine. The focus, as in other videos from the Travel the World series, is on local people and customs. He stops by a village called Zell, for example, where the people tell long stories and drink lots of homegrown wine. In another location we see the end of a wedding where bride and groom saw a log to seal the deal. He also hits tourist hot spots like the ravaged Reinsfels Castle and the incredibly ornate Prince Bishop's Palace. The video includes all sorts of practical information, too, such as how to use tourist offices, how to ride the trains, and how to survive on a tour bus (amazon.com).
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