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Lonely Planet Germany (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Germany (Travel Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Lonely Planet , Andrea Schulte-Peevers , Kerry Christiani , Marc Di Duca , Anthony Haywood , Daniel Robinson , Ryan Ver Berkmoes
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see
  • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links
  • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Germany, our most comprehensive guide to Germany, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Germany? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Germany, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Berlin or Munich? Check out Lonely Planet's Berlin guide or Lonely Planet's Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest guide for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer, or Pocket Berlin, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Kerry Christiani, Marc Di Duca, Anthony Haywood, Daniel Robinson, and Ryan Ver Berkmoes.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17199 KB
  • Print Length: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 7 edition (1 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743216106
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743216101
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good choice in print form 27 April 2013
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I have not always been too enthusiastic about more recent LP guides, but this looks to be a return to form.

Though not an expert on Germany, I know Berlin pretty well and have stayed in Dresden for a few days and visited some of the Rhine towns: the recommendations for sites, culture etc seem to be pretty good, given that any country guide is going to have to make major compromises due to space. I could quibble with one or two points about Berlin where I might write with a more urgent recommendation: for example, specific Berlin walking tours, a visit to Haus Wansee where Heydrich, Eichmann and others planned the policy and logistics of the 'Final Solution'; or detail like the availability of an excellent English language audio guide voiced by Andrew Sachs, which can be had for free (in temporary exchange for one's passport) at the incredibly interesting Topography of Terror; the northern renaissance paintings by artists like van der Weyden and van Eyck are amongst the chief gems of Berlin's magnificent Gemaldegalerie. But this guide does more than give a heads up for most of the things anyone would choose and provide useful contact details and transport info for them.

The mapping is an improvement on the house style of some years ago and the addition of more colour photos makes for an (unnecessary, in my opinion) brighter read, though I must say the choice seems somewhat arbitrary given the number of options available.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This slightly floppy, Chinese printed, soft back book is eight hundred and sixteen pages long with a folded map at the back. Too big for a pocket its probably something use to plan your day then to leave in the hotel. If you do carry it around though its should survive: it's been in my works bag for a few days now and is near pristine.

The first few pages are aimed at inspiration with a selection of pages giving an idea at the breadth of experience available in Germany so if you're not sure, begin at the beginning and it will point you towards the right region and page number for whatever cathedral, town, museum or railway excursion caught your eye. There are some example itineraries and a month-by-month planner that, unhelpfully, doesn't reliably list when in a month an event may fall, but it should be enough to guide your thinking. From there the book moves on to chapters about cities and regions, which takes up the bulk of the book, with the usual lists of things to do and places to stay interspersed with neat little insights, potted histories and explanations which make this better book more useful than randomly trawling the web for similar lists.

The end of the book is concerned with `Understanding Germany,' the `Survival Guide' (important things like what sort of electricity they use and tips on driving,) some German words and phrases and a brilliant index.

There are a few colour sections in the book, mostly in the first fifty pages, but for the most part the book (maps included) is dominated by black and grey text with blue highlighting. Print quality is good though the text is small and the paper nearly see-through so those with poor eyesight may struggle, especially in poor light.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough 23 Jan 2014
By Gareth Smyth VINE VOICE
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Thorough and accessible guide, useful in my case for a first visit (of less than a week).

I'm not sure how much it would help someone who knew the country better, though, as much of the information about hotels can date quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with Lonely Planet 14 Aug 2013
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I've long been a fan of LP. Granted they're not what they used to be before the BBC bought and sold them but they still produce what in my opinion, are the best printed travel guides.

As usual, these guides don't cover everything and they never will. Some areas are covered better than others. But do your own research from a range of different sources eg this book, google searches, friends who have been before and even local tourist offices once at your destination and you won't go wrong.

My wife and I intend to go on a road trip through Germany early next year so this will serve a useful guide to help us plan our trip before we go as well as having in the car with other bits we print of the Internet.

Now I've been to Berlin, Osnabrück, Munich and Bremen and the country side along the border with Austria so I think I have a fairly decent understanding of Germany. This guide provides all the information I think most people would know about cities like Munich and Berlin etc but also more than you might expect. As I mentioned earlier, these guides also miss a trick or two when it comes to covering destinations but if you have more than one point of reference you'll soon get a wider feel for a city or area.

There are more colour photos than there used to be along with the now standard pull out maps that have been around since 2006 or so. It makes for a more interesting book to flick through and the maps are useful for obvious reasons.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Germany in your hands
we took this on a recent tour of Germany, starting in the south and working north and, with the help of this guide book, had a fantastic time. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Coemenel
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive guide to Germany
This Lonely Planet guide to Germany is split into 10 sections,which covers the different regions in the country. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Marco Busani
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Dependable
11/2013: I've returned from my multi-week trip to Germany with a well worn copy of this book. Not only did I use it to plan my trip, but I used it every day once there. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Wandrwoman
3.0 out of 5 stars Still worth taking with you.
Started using LPG years ago ,first one I had was South East Asia on the Shoestring (The yellow one) and have used many others LPG while living and working in S E Asia since the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mark Norris
5.0 out of 5 stars Go to guide
This is a great guide for the vast country that is Germany. There is a certain predisposition for Berlin and the areas surrounding it but the details given to the other regions... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jack Chakotay
4.0 out of 5 stars The only tour guide you need for Germany, apart from the maps
Having complained bitterly over recent months on Lonely Planet's efforts to make their books look like DK, this one is quite different. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Darren Simons
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, basic tourist guide to Germany
Very accessible and useable guide about Germany in a handy sized book. Very broad-brush in many ways but understandably so considering the rich variety of the nation in question. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Zipster Zeus
3.0 out of 5 stars Functional but uninspiring
A great guide book can not only provide you with information about a country, but can also inspire you and help you decide where you want to travel. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Miss
5.0 out of 5 stars As Expected
Reliable, factual, just as good as expected from Lonely Planet. We always end up choosing Lonely Planet as it never fails to meet our expectations. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Geriatric Backpacker
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
Influenced the way we visited areas. For teen more words require it says, now it is seven, but three now.
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. A. S. Tweedale
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