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Vienna (Eyewitness Travel Guides) Flexibound – August 4, 2003
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If you're planning a lengthy sojourn in Vienna or if you already know the city well, then this book would not be as helpful. It is solely intended for the casual tourist and there is little, if any, information on the intriguing environs of the city. Many of the best sites are neglected because most tourists don't want to bother or simply don't have the time to stick around. Still, this is a thrifty guide you can stick in your pocket and consult when you need to find a restaurant, beer haunt or hotel. In short, if you're a first timer to Vienna, enjoy one of the greatest cities in Europe and be sure to tuck away Brook's guide.
If you want a quick guide to the sights while you are out and about the town, you may want to consider the compact DK Top Ten Guidebook. The two books have a great deal of overlap, but there's some information that was unique to the top ten guide.
Because these guides are concise, beautifully illustrated, relatively compact, and impeccably organized, I cannot recommend highly enough the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guides! The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is THE guide I buy for every destination. Not only do I get a quick history and background of the destination, but I also will be provided with a visual guide to everything. The visual detail is really what sets the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides apart.
The street maps of common destination points are drawn in dimensional detail so you will visually recognize when you "get there." This is particularly helpful when you don't speak the native language.
The regional maps are colorful and concise. However, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide really shows its stuff with the drawings associated with attractions such as museums. Their presentation of museum layouts allow the traveler who is short on time to quickly see the best of the museum within the time the traveler has to spend.
Each DK Eyewitness Travel Guide has a good summary section in the back with practical information about where to eat, where to sleep, what to do, and how to get around.
While I may supplement the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide with others for a more detailed travel guide, the other guide is only more to read, not more to see. Buy the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide first for any destination.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the Eyewitness series. Take them on every vacation. Very helpful and full of great information.Published 21 months ago by Robert Colgan
The Eyewitness Travel Guides are in many respects, not only indispensable for their visual impact, but actually make a great keepsake and souvenir of one's travel experience. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by Janet L. Smith
This was a very complete travel guide with detailed descriptions and pictures which was very helpful when putting together a photo book several months after our return.Published on October 13, 2013 by Flowermd
We owe a multiple books from DK, and they are great as always. If you are on the hunt for the travel book, get this one - all the information, plus fantastic print.Published on January 25, 2013 by venushka
I loved the combination of visuals and text, and found my visit to Vienna (Dec. 2012)
enriched by the details I picked up about Viennese history, culture, and... Read more
Paris has been my favourite city ever since my first visit there so it would be unlikely I thought that Vienna could be so good. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Helen
This is an acceptable book to read at home with lots of photos and illustrations. However, this is not a useful book for the road. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by Liren Chen
I've purchased a few travel guides before the trip. Vienna (Eyewitness Travel Guides) turned out to be the best one!!! Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Lena