Rick Steves Germany 2019

Rick Steves Germany 2019✅ Rick Steves Germany 2019 PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Rick Steves – Heartforum.co.uk From fairy tale castles and alpine forests to quaint villages and modern cities with Rick Steves on your side, Germany can be yours Inside Rick Steves Germany you ll find Comprehensive coverage for p From fairy tale castles and alpine forests to quaint villages and modern cities with Rick Steves on your side, Germany can Rick Steves PDF/EPUB ² be yours Inside Rick Steves Germanyyou ll find Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi week trip through GermanyRick s strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the towering Zugspitze and jagged Alps to rustic villages and perfect strudelHow to connect with local culture Wander a Kristkindlemarkt around Christmas, chat with fans about the latest fussball match, or strike up a conversation over a glass of Berliner weisseBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick s candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relaxSelf guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to placeDetailed maps, including a fold out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, German phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver , bible thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Munich, Bavaria, Tirol, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Baden Baden, the Black Forest, Rothenburg, W rzburg, Frankfurt, Rhine Valley, Mosel Valley, Trier, Cologne, N rnburg, Lutherland, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, and Make the most of every day and every dollar withRick Steves GermanyPlanning a one to two week trip Check out Rick Steves Best of Germany.

Richard Rick Steves is an American author and television personality on European travel He is the host of a public television Rick Steves PDF/EPUB ² series, and a public radio travel show, and the author of many travel guidebooks and autobiographies.

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    Rick Steves Germany 2019 Kindle ã Rick Steves from the towering Zugspitze and jagged Alps to rustic villages and perfect strudelHow to connect with local culture Wander a Kristkindlemarkt around Christmas, chat with fans about the latest fussball match, or strike up a conversation over a glass of Berliner weisseBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick s candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relaxSelf guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to placeDetailed maps, including a fold out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, German phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver , bible thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Munich, Bavaria, Tirol, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Baden Baden, the Black Forest, Rothenburg, W rzburg, Frankfurt, Rhine Valley, Mosel Valley, Trier, Cologne, N rnburg, Lutherland, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, and Make the most of every day and every dollar withRick Steves GermanyPlanning a one to two week trip Check out Rick Steves Best of Germany."/>
  • Paperback
  • 944 pages
  • Rick Steves Germany 2019
  • Rick Steves
  • 10 August 2019
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10 thoughts on “Rick Steves Germany 2019

  1. Mark says:

    When I first picked up a Rick Steves book from the bookstore shelf I was unimpressed with its newspaper thin pages, black and white print, and lack of images.Now I ve used three of Rick Steves guides Naples the Amalfi Coast , Italy , and this one I m reviewing, Germany and it s hard to say enough good things about these books I now understand that, if they lack the full color photo filled flashiness of Eyewitness or Nat Geo travel guides, it s because his books are filled to the brim w When I first picked up a Rick Steves book from the bookstore shelf I was unimpressed with its newspaper thin pages, black and white print, and lack of images.Now I ve used three of Rick Steves guides Naples the Amalfi Coast , Italy , and this one I m reviewing, Germany and it s hard to say enough good things about these books I now understand that, if they lack the full color photo filled flashiness of Eyewitness or Nat Geo travel guides, it s because his books are filled to the brim with useful info and the newspaper thin pages and dense text on each page are the only way he can pack it all into one volume that still fits in your daypack.Rick Steves philosophy on travel is essentially identical to my own, and he lays this out in mucheloquent language than I could in a one page explanation that s actually an excerpt from his book Europe Through the Back Door The entire excerpt is worth quoting but to keep this review from getting too long I ll just include a few highlights In a way, spendingmoney only builds a thicker wall between you and what you traveled so far to see time after time, you ll find the best acts are free and the best seats are the cheap ones A tight budget forces you to travel close to the ground, meeting and communicating with people If you don t enjoy a place, maybe you don t know enough about it Seek the truth Recognize tourist traps Give a culture the benefit of your open mind See things as different, but not better or worse Globetrotting destroys ethnocentricity, helping us understand and appreciate other cultures Rather than fear the diversity on this planet, celebrate it Among your most prized souvenirs will be the strands of different cultures that you choose to knit into your own character I couldn t have said it better, especially that last sentence, which in my experience is absolutely spot on.Perhaps the best part of these books is his detailed attention to logistics that you don t always find in other guidebooks How do I get from the airport to the city center What is the bus and ferry schedule and how late does it run When I arrive at a certain attraction, where do I buy tickets and which ticket is the best bargain Which tour companies have the best guides Rick Steves gives honest evaluations of tour companies and tourist attractions, pointing out both the good and bad and as you might guess from his philosophy above, he steers you away from the tourist traps All of those things that make you waste time as a traveler, wandering aimlessly, looking for an entrance, exit, ticket counter, bus stop, etc, are covered This Rick Steves book provides so many details that I sometimes feel I know where to go as if I weren t a tourist, and in that way it saved us countless wasted hours trying to learn to navigate the various public transits and tourist attractions In my last trip, in the one city I went to for which I didn t have a Rick Steves guide, I really did feel a little bitaimless by not knowing where to buy a train ticket, for example I found that I missed Rick Steves guidance almost immediately.So the logistics are great I still like to have a second guidebook on hand that focuses on local culture and history However, Rick Steves does also cover some history in usefully placed sidebars for instance, a 4 page sidebar giving an overview of the history of Munich which can be found in the section on Munich as well as an appendix coveringhistory And he covers culture and cuisine at the beginning of the book for instance, a 3 page guide to the different kinds of wurst you might find in Germany, and in the Munich section, a 2 page sidebar on how to order food and drink at a Munich beer garden.Like most guidebooks, Rick Steves includes a few self guided walks Unlike other guidebooks, he also has some self guided tours of museums and tourist attractions like the Residenz in Munich This is nice because when you arrive at a tourist attraction you will still have some guidance even if you don t invest in a tour guide or rent an audioguide which are becoming very common nowadays , perhaps to save money or perhaps becausecommonly for me you want to do things at your own pace instead of at the pace of a tour group either slower or faster You can also find an audio version of many of his guided tours as a free download on his website By downloading a few mp3 s and using the map in the guidebook, it was almost like having a personal tour guide right there with us I must admit that the delivery on his audio tours is a little corny at times, but they re still informative Or, you can save yourself a little money and instead of buying his book you can download his iPhone app, which features all of his audio guides as well as the maps that go with them I relied on his app and just his app for one city, but I must say I d rather have the additional details provided by the book.As far as I can tell, there is no difference in content between his smaller city books and his bigger country books For instance, I did a side by side comparison of his Munich, Bavaria Salzburg book and his Germany book, and as far as I can tell there was no information in Munich, Bavaria, Salzburg that wasn t also found in Germany Buying the book that s focused on the smaller region therefore doesn t gain you any additional details over the larger book Therefore I think the only advantage of the smaller book is its reduced size and price if you happen to be visiting just one region or city within a country If you re touringthan one location in the country, though, I d recommend just getting the bigger,complete, and only slightlyexpensive country wide book.The detailed attention to logistics, the inclusion of history and culture, and the self guided tours plus free content found online are all immensely helpful You really can t go wrong picking up a Rick Steves guidebook for your next trip to Europe

  2. Tabitha Vohn says:

    Dear Rick Steves,Thank you for being awesome For doing all of the hard work research for us, and for making vacation planning fun

  3. Terri Lynn says:

    I always enjoy reading Rick Steves travel guides and watching his PBS program and have for many years I am subscribed to his YouTube channel and see a lot of his travelogues This book is about Germany and he covers what you need to know very thoroughly He not only describes the cities and areas but gives full details on the places you will want to see including hours, prices, how to get there, what you ll need to know once you get inside, etc He covers the German transportation system well I always enjoy reading Rick Steves travel guides and watching his PBS program and have for many years I am subscribed to his YouTube channel and see a lot of his travelogues This book is about Germany and he covers what you need to know very thoroughly He not only describes the cities and areas but gives full details on the places you will want to see including hours, prices, how to get there, what you ll need to know once you get inside, etc He covers the German transportation system well and gives you tidbits of info on how to travel anywhere in Germany and why leasing a car, for example, is better than renting one, all about the rail system I LOVE German trains , and about where to get information, what things costs, and just everything you need to know in great detail He lists where to sleep and where to eat which is where he and I must part company I agree with his recommendations for sightseeing and love the maps and the historical info but the man is just determined to have you stay in cheap dumps where you rent sheets to sleep on a bed bug ridden mattress and have a bunch of rowdy, drunken unwashed young people in there with you I mean the sort of places in seedy neighborhoods with hookers on the street, drug dealers loitering, and drunks peeing on your hotel which is next to a whore house naked dancing club He and I definitely do not choose hotels in the same neighborhoods These places have no one to carry your luggage, no elevators and lots of narrow stairs up to your floor, and no air conditioning They couldn t pay me to stay in any of these places I am convinced that Rick is also a raging alcoholic Every place he goes, he drinks copious amounts of alcohol and here 98% of his recommendations of where to eat are alcoholic heaven with drinking the main theme and being in a rowdy place surrounded by drunks as your ambiance Again, I wouldn t be caught dead in most of them I recommend this book for the vital info it covers very nicely but take those where to sleep and where to eat suggestions with a grain of salt If you don t, you might wind up in one hotel he suggests that consists of three big tents where you and 99 others sleep on the ground or on a filthy bare bedbug ridden mattress on the ground No, I am NOT kidding It is called The Tent wonder why and is just outside Munich You don t want to know about the the bathroom situation, trust me Personally, you ll find me in a comfortable, luxurious bed in an elegant Munich hotel with a bath and toilet in the room, room service, bellhops, air conditioning and free Internet But that s just me

  4. Liviu says:

    Very useful for my recent Germany trip used it for Nuremberg, Munich, Bavarian Alps and the castles, Baden Baden and the recommendations worked in all areas actual visit, parking garages, walks, descriptions of places, maps, hotels, restaurants as usual with a Rick Steves guide there is a lot of subjective emphasis on this and that and here it worked really well for me quite up to date on various issues eg ongoing construction here and there, prices, hours and highly recommended for trav Very useful for my recent Germany trip used it for Nuremberg, Munich, Bavarian Alps and the castles, Baden Baden and the recommendations worked in all areas actual visit, parking garages, walks, descriptions of places, maps, hotels, restaurants as usual with a Rick Steves guide there is a lot of subjective emphasis on this and that and here it worked really well for me quite up to date on various issues eg ongoing construction here and there, prices, hours and highly recommended for travel to Germany

  5. Angela(Angie) says:

    Rick simply does it right, every time His travel books have just what I want history, long sightseeing walk suggestions, and quirky places to eat.

  6. Julie McDonald says:

    I m not the biggest fan of the show, but I love his candor during interviews and his travel writing where opinions are freely expressed I appreciate that instead of trying to include everything, his travel books have a focus You have three weeks in Germany, so how do you spend your time Yes, I know he has a team, but I m amazed by the detail included here He answers questions I didn t even know to ask.

  7. Brian Durfee says:

    Great book Includes not only Germany but Switzerland and Austria too Planned out my entire two week trip from Koln to Munich, visiting Rhine, Mosel, Black Forest, Switzerland, Bavaria, and Austria just wish I had all summer instead of two weeks

  8. Charla says:

    Wonderful planning advice, tips and tricks for Germany Used it as a guide to plan our trip this summer.

  9. Bonnie says:

    Rick Steves is a gem, as always This book provided excellent trip advice for my two and a half week tour of Germany, including helpful info regarding train travel It wasn t perfect In particular, Bavaria, the romantic Rd., Munich, N rnberg, and W rzburg all have separate sections but offer very culturally similar fare This would not be a problem, except that they together amount to at least half of the book My primary base was Wiesbaden outside of Frankfurt, and I would ve loved to seeRick Steves is a gem, as always This book provided excellent trip advice for my two and a half week tour of Germany, including helpful info regarding train travel It wasn t perfect In particular, Bavaria, the romantic Rd., Munich, N rnberg, and W rzburg all have separate sections but offer very culturally similar fare This would not be a problem, except that they together amount to at least half of the book My primary base was Wiesbaden outside of Frankfurt, and I would ve loved to seeinformation about the Black Forest, day trip information to France or Switzerland, an expanded section on Bonn and K ln, andhistory of the areas outside of Bavaria Now, I know N rnberg and W rzburg are not technically Bavaria, but the community feel and walking tours seem similar to Munich In any case, this is definitely an excellent starting point for any trip to Germany, and the good advice far outweighs the emphasis on Bavaria

  10. Tom Bantle says:

    In my ongoing survey of Germany guides, Rick Steves is probably the most useful and user friendly for the average tourist Steves sticks to the big cities and big sites if you re looking forobscure locations and villages go to Lonely Planet Steves is best at guiding unfamiliar tourists through the local quirks and making their travel as smooth as possible He also providesin depth histories and often room by room guides through the big sites More than some others he gives you his In my ongoing survey of Germany guides, Rick Steves is probably the most useful and user friendly for the average tourist Steves sticks to the big cities and big sites if you re looking forobscure locations and villages go to Lonely Planet Steves is best at guiding unfamiliar tourists through the local quirks and making their travel as smooth as possible He also providesin depth histories and often room by room guides through the big sites More than some others he gives you his honest opinion of sites that are not worth your time for example, his dismisses Heidelberg with a few words With this guide, no one should be afraid to travel to Germany on her or his own

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