- Series: Rick Steves
- Paperback: 688 pages
- Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; Pap/Map edition (December 29, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598802941
- ISBN-13: 978-1598802948
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,438,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rick Steves' Germany 2010 with map Paperback – December 29, 2009
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Over the past 20 years, Rick has hosted over 100 travel shows for public television, and numerous pledge specials (raising millions of dollars for local stations). His Rick Steves' Europe TV series is carried by over 300 stations, reaching 95 percent of U.S. markets. Rick has also created two award-winning specials for public television: Rick Steves' European Christmas and the ground-breaking Rick Steves' Iran. Rick writes and co-produces his television programs through his company, Back Door Productions.
Rick Steves also hosts a weekly public radio program, Travel with Rick Steves. With a broader approach to travel everywhere, in each hour-long program Rick interviews guest travel expert, followed by listener call-ins. Travel with Rick Steves airs across the country and has spawned a popular podcast. Rick has also created a series of audio walking tour podcasts for museums and neighborhoods in Paris, Rome, Florence and Venice (with more tours, including London, coming in 2010).
Rick self-published the first edition of his travel skills book, Europe Through the Back Door (now updated annually), in 1980. He has also written more than 40 other country, city and regional guidebooks, phrase books, and "snapshot" guides. For several years, Rick Steves' Italy has been the bestselling international guidebook sold in the U.S. In 2009, Rick tackled a new genre of travel writing with Travel as a Political Act, reflecting on how a life of travel has broadened his own perspectives, and travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world. Rick's books are published by Avalon Travel, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
In addition to his guidebooks, TV and radio work, Rick is a syndicated newspaper columnist with the Tribune Media Services. He appears frequently on television, radio, and online as the leading authority on European travel.
Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. By the time he reached 18, Rick jokes, "I realized I didn't need my parents to travel!" He began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started Europe Through the Back Door (ETBD), a business which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a well-traveled staff of 70 full-time employees. ETBD offers free travel information through its travel center, website (www.ricksteves.com), European Railpass Guide, and free travel newsletters. ETBD also runs a successful European tour program with more than 300 departures -- attracting around 10,000 travelers -- annually.
Rick is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening their perspectives through travel. He is also committed to his own neighborhood. He's an active member of the Lutheran church (and has hosted the ELCA's national video productions). He's a board member of NORML (working to reform marijuana laws in the USA). And Rick has provided his local YWCA with a 24-unit apartment building with which to house homeless mothers.
Rick Steves spends about a third of every year in Europe, researching guidebooks, filming TV shows, and making new discoveries for travelers. He lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington, where his office window overlooks his old junior high school.
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I really like this guy's books. I like how he gives a bunch of options, then tells you his favorites. He's good with walking tours as well. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by rmrich00
Great book for researching for our trip in southern Germany this summer. Lots of tips and comments on places to visit, stay and driving tours.Published on June 17, 2013 by Lisa Z
This book was very helpful in providing "detailed" information for planning a trip. Many options and descriptions of accommodations were offered, for youth and older people--much... Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by Susan K. Cochran
Any Rick Steves book is a must have when travelling! Very detailed and descriptive. My mother and I recently went to France and Italy and of course had Rick Steves books with us in... Read morePublished on March 11, 2011 by Christina
This is an excellent source of information. Be prepared to spend a lot of time reading before going to Germany. But his information is SO helpful. Read morePublished on December 18, 2010 by Deb
I took this with me on a quick four day excursion to Frankfurt and Munich. The book was indispensable. It has everything you need to know for a trip to Germany.Published on September 25, 2010 by steelyrob