Like all Eyewitness Guides, this Berlin guidebook is packed full of colour photographs and illustrations, which makes it pleasurable to read. The maps aren't too bad, though not as easy to follow as those in Lonely Planet or Rough Guide. However, there is more practical information than in some of the Eyewitness titles and the public transport section is surprisingly strong. It divides the city into sections, which can be confusing when you come to the boundary between two sections and have to spend time thumbing through trying to find the relevant page. It does focus heavily on the centre with sights even quite close to the centre - such as the Berlin Wall memorial - relegated to the outskirts section, which again makes them harder to find. It's quite a big book - a bit too big for a carry-round guide, though I did manage to take it about with me. I would recommend the smaller 'Top 10' version or even the new ultra-mini pocket guides for greater ease of use when on the road. Overall, useful enough to be worth having with you, though not without its faults - and one of the smaller sister versions probably provides enough of the content along with a more compact format.