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eBook Rick Steves' Germany 2012 download

by Rick Steves

eBook Rick Steves' Germany 2012 download ISBN: 1598809881
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves; Annual edition (January 3, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 912
ePub: 1596 kb
Fb2: 1312 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: lrf docx lrf mobi
Category: Traveling
Subcategory: Europe

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Germany.This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Get the details on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a relaxing soak at a Black Forest mineral spa or take an exhilarating summer bobsled ride in the Bavarian Alps. Flash back to Berlin's turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie; then celebrate the rebirth of Dresden and its glorious Frauenkirche.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around Germany by train, bus, car—and even boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Comments: (7)
This book is not a comprehensive guide to Germany, but in typical Rick Steves fashion is his opinionated guide to what an typical American traveler would find interesting. This is his mode of operation for all his guides and he has years of experience of taking tourists to Europe to be a good judge of what Americans enjoy. All his guides provide the details for touring on your own, with a wealth of details on sights, transportation, accommodations, restaurants. The Germany guide is one of his weakest, since it ignores large areas of the country including most of the north as well as Heidelberg, which he writes off as too touristy. Nevertheless, for those travelers seeking an introduction to the country will find more than enough information for a very pleasant and enlightening trip to the highlights of Germany. Those with a real sense of German culture, history, and a grasp of the language can find other more comprehensive guides; they are not the target of his book. If you are on a first or second trip to Germany and want the details of where the train station is, and what the interesting sights are and what to skip, and guidance on where to spend your time--this is your guide.
I was going to Weimar and Bayreuth and bought this guide. The problem is that this guidebook has not a single word about Weimar nor Bayreuth!
Otherwise, it is very good and it even has, for some inexplicable reason, a section about Salzburg, which is in Austria!
I'm happy that photos in the kindle edition of the book are in full color as viewed in the cloud reader and an iPad. Germany is a beautiful country. I traveled on riverboats on the Rhine years ago and now I look forward to seeing Baveria. I hope to stay in pensions. I always found them to be cheap, clean and convenient. It is great also that the price of each excursion and activity is listed in the description.

The format of the book is a easier to read than the Rick Steves travel books I remember from 20 years ago.
Steamy Ibis
Excellent book, and well worth the price. Just got back from a 2 week adventure in Germany, and this book was our crutch in both planning the trip and in our everyday activities once we were there. At times, it seemed like every 5th sentence started with "Well Rick says..." as we discussed where to go, how to get there, and what to do once we did. If you're going anywhere in Europe, don't think twice - hire Rick Steves as your guide!
Gold Crown
I have been using Rick Steves tour books for the last ten years and they are very helpful for the way my wife and I like to travel. I like the way that each of the highlight sights are rated so that you can plan the best use of your time. Is this the only travel book on Germany that I have? No, but it is the one I use the most.
Okay for what it is, BUT is missing pages 385 to 432. Sticker on the first page noting "Publisher error: Missing p. 385-432." Not too much of a problem for me, but that's the Rhine Valley and Mosel Valley sections.
As one who is to visit Germany for the very first time, I found this Book to be extremely valuable.
It is written in plain language, giving one the necessary guidance for an enjoyable experience.
The translation of some of the most used common phrases I found very helpful.
Places of Interest were described in simple but very understandable ways.
I "Feel" as though I have been there already!!
A very good Investment, and certainly assists one in not falling into the wrong "Areas"!
Keith FitzGerald
Rick is the best. I took his books on my first solo trip packbacking around Germany for 14 days with no plan. I found myself in places I might never have wandered if not for a footnote here or a map there.