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Germany (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

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Discover Germany
Watch the sun drop behind Berlin's Brandenburger Tor while sipping chilled champagne at celebrity fave Hotel Adion.
Feel the brisk North Sea breeze pummel your face while 'walking on water' between the islands of Eastern Frisia.
Chat with locals and sample the latest vintages at a Besenwirtschaft, a seasonal wine tavern.
Let your cares evaporate in the steam
Paperback, 816 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published March 1998)
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I will be travelling to Berlin for a short weekend trip to attend a wedding this year so I decided to pick up Lonely Planet Germany to see if we could do a day trip to near by places and good lord this book has opened my eyes to Germany. There are so many beautiful places. Brilliant guide yet again. I will be purchasing Lonely Guide Pocket Berlin to accompany me.
Martin Witchard
In September of this year I head for Europe. The first port of call will be Hamburg and so it is appropriate that I finally get my hands on this volume of the LP guides.

Unfortunately it does not cover the only small town I'm likely to visit, but nearby Schleswig (in Schleswig-Holstein on the border with Denmark) is listed and may be the better choice for accommodation. The German section of my trip is to find family haunts. As with all LP guides this is easy to read and informative.

My only res
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel-guides
Quite good as usual with LP.
It's a big book though, if you only plan to visit some part of Germany, I think regional or city book would be more appropriate, and may give more details on smaller but still nice places.
The historic and cultural section at the end of the book is really great, and worth a read during a train trip :)
Prices rises quickly it seems, and there is a lot of construction going on in Hamburg and Berlin, so these cities are changing quite fast !
Even Cologne is actually bui
Aug 17, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those who plans to come to Germany
It's an ideal book if you plan to travel around Germany by yourself. The 1st chapter gives you an overview of GErmany. Subsequent chapters will go into the different states in Germany. There are many detailed walking tour plans for different states in Germany. Dining places mentioned in LP are definitely worth trying.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, travel
I only read the Berlin, Munich, and Dresden-specific parts, as well as the general information and history section. Very useful in planning out my trip and figuring out how much time I needed in each area.
Aug 26, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People going to Germany who don't have any German friends
Berlin. Berlin. I have to get back to Berlin.

And... this book is available through the woeful DC public library system.
Used many times over the years. Excellent as always.
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Would recommend to anyone traveling to Germany - or get Lonely Planet books if you're traveling anywhere! They're awesome!
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had a different Lonely Planet edition of Germany, and only looked at a small part of it.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Always recommend lonely planet travel books!
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book; helpful, interesting and informative. The only problem is that now I want to go on a vacation I can't afford. :)
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