Fodor's Essential Germany

by Fodor's Travel Guides (Author)
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Whether you want to take a boat down the Rhine, go to Oktoberfest in Munich, or explore the Black Forest, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Germany are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Germany guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s “Essential” guides have been named by Booklist as the Best Travel Guide Series of 2020!

Fodor’s Essential Germany travel guide includes:

  • AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do
  • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time
  • MORE THAN 55 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently
  • COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust!
  • HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more
  • PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “What to Eat in Germany,” “German Beer and Wine,” “Best Historic Sights,” “Best Small Towns,” and more
  • TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money
  • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more
  • SPECIAL FEATURES on “Celebrating Oktoberfest,” “The Fairy Tale Castles of King Ludwig,” and “Wine Tasting in the Mosel Valley
  • LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems
  • GERMAN LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases
  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Berlin, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Munich, Hamburg, Kiel, the Black Forest, Dresden, Regensburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Leipzig, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Bremen, and more.

Planning on visiting other destinations in Central Europe? Check out Fodor’s Essential Switzerland, Fodor's Essential Austria, Fodor's Essential France, and Fodor's Inside Berlin.

*Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.

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Publication date
July 26, 2022
Paper ISBN
File size
198 MB

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