- File Size: 751 KB
- Print Length: 44 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 19, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005FRGK84
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,177 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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All Things Austria Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Author clearly knows Austria well
Organized by topic
Covered items I didn't already know, such as Austria's wine production and commitment to green energy
"Reasons to Visit Austria" organized geographically, informative
Good spelling, grammar, formatting
Neutral but relevant:
Very short - took me less than 1/2 hour to read
Not professionally edited - some awkward and/or repetitive passages
Photos: not enough of them, too small to see detail on K4PC, one photo space wasted on a Vienna Starbucks!
Introduction sounded like a speech before showing home movies
The travel guide has some serious shortcomings for any tourist planning a stay in the lovely central European country. "All Things Austria" never strays away from paths heavily beaten by visitors to savour secret delights and local favourites or hotspots. When I go to a place, I want to see it how the residents do, not just as a random American or British or Australian tourist trudging between overrun points. Similarly, I look for a healthy balance of famous monuments and diamonds in the rough when assessing a guidebook.
Some of the highlights -- Schoenbrunn Palace, a UNESCO heritage site -- are expected no matter the guide, but the rest of the Vienna chapter reads like a cookie cutter list of top 10 "to dos" that shows up on almost every website or travel guide. That leaves something to be desired.
The writing style is friendly, informal, and almost a little too casual. No wading through dense patches of text lifted from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica here! The charm is in the author's passion and interest in Austria, and the anecdotes that filter through. However, some good editing would improve the book's professional feel greatly. In places I feel like I'm reading compiled blog or web articles stuck together.
Most of the sections are complemented by bright photographs, maps, and illustrations. I'm not sure the graphic choices best suit the material.Read more ›
I really enjoyed this short travel book on Austria. Although I had no plans to visit, I thought it was worth a read to learn more about the country. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned about the Austrian Culture. It covers a wide range of topics from geography, a bit of history, way of life to travel tips. It also features all the key areas a tourist should consider for their itinerary.
It's a fast read and written in a conversational style which I liked, not dry or boring. You might need to supplement with a more detailed book if you are planning a trip and want lots of specifics. However, it seems perfect if you are trying to decide on a trip location.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not cover the areas we were in very well
we went to Graz on business
not a great travel guide
Great guide for an overview on things to do in Austria. Only thing I would suggest is links to more information or dates of specific festivals mentioned.Published 14 months ago by N. Shelton
Perfect, good supplement to the available information. Thank youPublished 18 months ago by Tadeusz Szyszka
If you don't know nothing about Austria this is a good start to get idea about this country.Here you can find a short info about geographical settings, country highlights, food and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sookie
Eh, this book was only okay. Had a few good tips on eating and shopping. The book wasn't organized very well though. Also it didn't include a lot of things in Austria. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Cynthia Parten
Very useful information! We just finished our trip & heading back home. All the information was very very helpful.
I. Would love to return to Austria in future.
We were looking for a more in-depth publication for touring in Austria. This was an overview with not much information.Published on November 8, 2013 by Nancy E
I found this book well written and helpful. It covered the interesting parts of the country in an enjoyable and helpful style.Published on August 29, 2013 by Amazon Customer