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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Complete Guides
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 24 edition (November 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118027434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118027431
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The Brandenburg Gate is the start of eastern Berlin's most celebrated boulevard, Unter den Linden. See chapter 4.
  • Free pocket map inside,plus easy-to-read maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

Find news, deals, apps, and expert advice,plus connect with other travelers at Frommers.com

About the Author

Ever since packing his bag and leaving North Carolina, Christopher N. Anderson (chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) has accumulated over thirteen years of traveling and writing experience. From crossing Siberia and sailing the Caribbean, to teaching English in Russia, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria and France, his diverse experiences have provided excellent fodder for his writing, featured in publications such as the Vienna Review, Frommer’s and Yanks Abroad. In addition to his traveling exploits, he has earned a Master’s in International Relations and speaks fluent French and German along with conversational Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. More recently, he covered and reported live from the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Half-Swiss, half-American, Caroline Sieg's (chapters 2, 4, 5, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19) relationship with Germany began with childhood trips to Munich to visit her Polish-German aunt. Later, she visited Berlin for the first time in 1989—two weeks after the Berlin Wall fell—and obtained her own piece of the wall. Later, she lived in Berlin and explored the oftenoverlooked northern part of the country. These days, she hangs her hat in London, but visits Germany as often as possible to indulge in Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake), sniff out the best currywurst and explore the latest gallery opening.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marita on August 29, 2012
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Was very useful to develop our itinerary in preparation for our 2 week trip around Germany and particularly support identification of 'must dos and sees'. We also used the eBook during the trip (vs having a hard copy) to provide overviews of the key sites we visited and was great.
However for reviewing and identifying best accommodation and restaurants we typically used other websites and resources for this purpose.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan R. on July 30, 2012
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The information in this Frommer guide to Germany was very helpful and up to date. We purchased the Kindle edition so that we wouldn't have to lug a guidebook and we could use it on our iPad. Unfortunately, the subject index is pages long and is difficult to search through. We finally figured out how to do search for key words and that was faster. Next time I might buy the guide in paperback - heavier to take with you but you can access it without a wifi signal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Don Mccandless on November 5, 2012
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I have never gone wrong with a Frommer's book. It is always up to date and accurate. I will continue to use it as a guide.
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We loved using the Frommers Guide (an older copy) for traveling all over Germany. We were stationed there a while so we had a little extra time to be able to see everything we wanted to see in the country. What a beautiful place. We got there in the late Fall and I could not believe all the abundant flowers that people had around their homes. At first, we thought they must be fake to have full and abundant flowers like that in that kind of season. They were real though. Anyone that loves running and has time, should make a special trip to run the Berlin Marathon. It's an incredible marathon to run. It's a fast and flat course and you see so much along the route. The neat thing too is that people from so many countries run this together. If you're not really into running, Germany has all kinds of community Volksmarches where people join together for nature walks. Getting to live there a while, we were able to take the train and also drive our own car while traveling all over the country. For us, one of the most beautiful areas of Germany was Bavaria. The buildings themselves are picturesque with all the murals. We spent a lot of time in Garmisch. The Frauendorfer hotel/restaurant was one of the highlights of our trips here. The Frommers Guide also let us know that Garmisch is the site of some of the 1936 Winter Olympic Events. We went to check this area out. It was snowing so much. I don't think I've ever seen snowflakes that huge. My husband and I didn't even have proper hiking clothes on but we decided we were going to take in the beauty and hike in the snow. We walked an hour in the forest and then decided we had better turn around at some point, although we could have kept going because it was so beautiful and peaceful out there.Read more ›
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Reviewing a "Guide" book is hard. I think it's because those who read it have certain areas that they feel strong about and also after a while of reading guides it becomes a blurr. This is the same but what's good is they have details of what to look for and what to do before you even leave for Europe. I learned things like, rentals arranged from stateside cheaper, best agencies to rent from, and many other small things that make this very easy to follow. Only real problem is they give all these hotels, pensions, and they all seem to be booked or probably don't really want to deal with independent tourist as there are so many groups going there and the local hotels are filled up by these groups. Bottom line pick up this book this September, when it's at the libraries and decide where you want to go then book everything by October at the latest. Most quality hotels are like stateside, takes a CC to reserve.
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I would have preferred a smaller, lighter book to take along with me on my trip to Germany but since all the German guide books I could find covered the entire country of Germany rather than different sections or states, you know its gonna be a good sized book and it was. That said, it certainly points out the highlights of areas you may visit and that is what I wanted and needed since I'd never been to Germany before. Just know before hand that if you plan on hauling it around in your backpack or purse (I carry a backpack purse) it is a real weight contributor.
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Bought this 10 years ago for a friend who found it invaluable when he moved to Germany. I bought another just recently as a gift for another friend moving there. She was thrilled and loved that the guide gives you descriptions and a little history on the towns, info on shops, the restaurants and prices too. Landmarks and tourist sites as well as local haunts are in the book. A map is included as an added bonus. I look forward to buying another book for myself if I can take the opportunity to visit my friends.
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This will be the third Frommer's guide I've used on trips to Europe, and every one of them has been so helpful. I was able to use this book to plan an 8-day vacation to Bavaria in Southern Germany in one night! I love these travel guides; the author's review says that they don't just use fake descriptions, that they actually travel to where they're writing about and my trips to Ireland and Prague were proof of that because the details they provide were spot on. Can't wait to get to Oktoberfest this year, and all the side trips I'll take en route will be that much better with my Frommer's, I'm sure! These books provide so many details about side trips that you never would have even known to take without the book; my Ireland trip was made all the better because of the Frommer's guide and the side trips, hotels, and restaurants they suggested.
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