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Strasburg (CitySpots) Paperback – 12 Mar 2009

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Cook Publishing (12 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848480601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848480605
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.9 x 16.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 538,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Synopsis

This is the savvy city breakers' pocket guide to seeing and doing more in Strasbourg - a city which fuses tradition and modernity, business and pleasure - with a fun-seeking and cost-conscious slant. Features of this title include: practical accommodation, restaurant and nightlife listings to suit varied budgets and tastes; imaginative suggestions that reveal the city's hidden gems; and, compact format that quickly locates the top must-see and do attractions.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Androo TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Jan. 2011
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My favourite city guides are the Time Out guides, but I'm planning a trip to Strasbourg and there isn't one. In fact, this is the only Strasbourg guide I could find. Does nobody go there much? It's a very tiny book with fairly minimal information in it, but it probably has most of the essentials to get you started. Because the book's so small, the maps are probably too small to be useful too, though the transport map is quite clear.
There are a reasonable number of suggestions for cafes, restaurants, museums etc that look useful enough, though once you're there, you tend to find your own places to eat.
There are sections on Colmar and Saverne too, which are the two places outside Strasbourg that you're likely to visit.
It's a bit out of date. There's no mention of the airport shuttle train, so we could do with a 2011 update of this.
So it's not bad. Best if you're just there for a casual weekend perhaps. This book will give you some idea of what to expect. And since it's probably the only one there is, you'll have to make do with it, though I guess you could splash out on a book about the Alsace region, though that may be overkill.
I still wish Time Out would do Strasbourg.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Byrnes TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Sept. 2012
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At the time of writing, this was the only guide to Strasbourg available on Amazon in English, so it was a case of this or nothing. But I expected it to be good. When I bought the CitySpot guide to Lyon last year I was astonished at how so much helpful information could be stuffed into one pocket-sized book. The Lille book also impressed. I purchased the Strasbourg book for a four-night trip, but it was nowhere nearly as helpful as my previous purchases.

It's actually quite difficult to pin down what was so inferior about it. There were some obvious errors - a restaurant that we wanted to try was marked in the wrong place on the relevant map. The maps were too small and would have been much more helpful if they had been enlarged over a couple more pages - too many road names were missing and the details were often too small to be read in comfort.

The list of restaurants was really very small, and some of the better ones were unmentioned, whilst some of the real tourist traps were given page space.

There was a section on getting around, but this omitted any mention of taxis and how one might get hold of one.

One of the museums no longer exists, so the book is clearly somewhat out of date. The information about museums was, however, quite useful, giving short overviews of the most important ones, although we picked up brochures that indicated the presence of others too.

The tram map was helpful.

Even small maps of the two towns recommended as day trips would have been enormously helpful for finding one's way from the station into town and the tourist information office, but there was nothing to help with this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By catlovingchemist on 16 Nov. 2011
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This is a handy little book. It contains useful information to make sure that you do not miss anything of interest. Maps are a little small, but set against that is the size of the book itself. It can easily fit a pocket without problems. So it is a guide you will carry with you.
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By jax2101 on 26 Jun. 2013
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Excellent book - handbag size so easy to take with us. Full of useful information and handy phrases at the back. Thanks
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