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Title:Germany (Lonely Planet Germany)
Authors:Andrea Schulte-Peevers
Other authors:Sarah Johnstone, Jeanne Oliver, Tom Parkinson, Nicola Williams
Info:Lonely Planet Publications (2007), Edition: 5th rev. ed., Taschenbuch, 816 pages
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Always useful, it is hard to be anywhere without a Lonely Planet or Rough Guide. For me, the history section in the Rough Guides is better than that in the Lonely Planet Guide and the Rough Guide includes camp sites. I like the literature sections and culture sections in both. However, as we travel around there are always so many places that do not make it in to the Rough Guide; the Lonely Planet guides tend to have more small, out of the way places in them. ( )
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It's an enormous place with overwhelming tourist options. Smack in the middle of Europe, Germany's got the Bavarian Alps, windswept North Sea islands, the Black Forest and the castle-dotted Rhine. And there's Berlin, a city where you could easily spend all your vacation and not see a tenth of what it has to offer. Germany has history aplenty, an enormous variety of museums, cosmopolitan sophistication and rural quaintitude, camping, beer gardens, and music of all kinds. In short, Germany is the kind of place where a guidebook makes all the difference.

Lonely Planet covers the country diligently and entertainingly, leaving nothing out. With maps of all 16 states, over 35 city maps, and a fold-out transportation map to Berlin, the daunting becomes comfortable. There are the background chapters on history, government, climate and ecology, the people, the arts, society and language, and a big fat chapter covering all the necessary details of visas, money, Web sites, electricity, festivals, health, and accommodations for special needs, plus how to get there and how to get around once you've arrived. Then for every city and burg, Lonely Planet provides the stuff a traveler needs to know, all about where to stay, eat, sight see, shop, and play. And scattered in and among the guiding text are little nuggets of interest, telling the stories of witches and warlocks, Bertolt Brecht, Marlene Dietrich, and the sad tale of Queen Caroline. Not prohibitively large, Lonely Planet's guidebook packs enough into its pages for 100 good trips. --Stephanie Gold

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This guide to Germany provides discerning coverage of the complete range of attractions in this incredibly diverse country, from Berlin to Munich and Bavaria. The authors also provide detailed coverage of Germany's renowned beer and wine as well as giving updated reviews of sleeping, eating and entertainment options.… (more)

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