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.
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Lonely Planet Germany is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See storybook castles arise from the Bavarian forest, raise a stein to an oompah band in a Munich beer garden, and take in the vibrant Berlin arts scene; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Germany and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Germany Travel Guide:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including history, art, literature, cinema, theatre, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, drink, and more
Free, convenient pull-out Berlin map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour local maps
Useful features – including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)]
Coverage of Hamburg, Saxony, Bremen, Cologne, Rhineland, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Black Forest, Bavaria, Munich, Central Germany, and more
This travel book takes you where the other travel guides don’t go. Those Crazy Germans! peels back the typical front that most tourists see and gives you insights into how to really experience the country and the people. Those Crazy Germans! is targeted at the leisure traveler that wants to get the most out of his or her limited time in the country. Through a combination of observations, tips and historical & cultural insights all written in a relaxed and cheerful style, you will pick up a knowledge and understanding of Germany that ordinarily would require a lengthy stay to attain. Other guides tell you where to go and what to see, Those Crazy Germans! takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to the Germany that the Germans know. The book is filled with practical tips and suggestions as well as historical and cultural anecdotes designed to make your experience more complete and rewarding.
Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Germany, including Berlin’s hippest neighborhoods, Munich’s famous beer gardens, and great scenic drives and wineries. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Bavaria to the Rhineland
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on Oktoberfest and castles
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip
Packed with photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany will lead you straight to the very best of this beautiful country, from its beautiful castles and cathedrals; popular beer halls, festivals, and Christmas markets; to walks and hikes through the countryside.
This fully updated guide includes 3-D illustrated cutaways and floor plans of must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of towns and cities. Comprehensive listings showcase the best hotels, resorts, restaurants, and nightlife in each region for all budgets.
What’s new in DK Eyewitness Travel Guides:
New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes.
Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK’s Choice recommendations.
Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights.
Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany truly shows you this country as no one else can.
The Rough Guide to Germany is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic country. Full-color photography illustrates Germany’s stylish cities and beautiful landscapes, its meandering rivers and picture-perfect castles. Detailed accounts of every attraction provide all the information you need to explore the country’s exceptional museums, iconic architecture, and its many rural escapes, from the soaring Bavarian Alps and dense woodlands of the Black Forest to the beautiful beaches and islands of the North Sea, or the idyllic Rhineland vineyards where you can sample some of the country’s many world-class wines.
The Rough Guide to Germany includes practical advice to ensure that, no matter what your budget, you’ll find the perfect boutique hotel, convivial hostel, authentic cellar restaurant, stylish gourmet haunt, design-conscious shop, cutting-edge arts venue, or hip bar and club — all marked on the book’s many color maps.
The Rough Guide to Germany includes well-researched historical and cultural background to help you understand and appreciate this complex country and, above all, make the most of your time.