Rick Steves' Germany 2011 with map

Rick Steves' Germany 2011 with map

Rick Steves

Language: English

Pages: 736

ISBN: 1598806688

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Rick Steves' Germany 2011 with map

Rick Steves

Language: English

Pages: 736

ISBN: 1598806688

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Germany. This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Get the details on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a relaxing soak at a Black Forest mineral spa or take an exhilarating summer bobsled ride in the Bavarian Alps. Flash back to Berlin’s turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie; then celebrate the rebirth of Dresden and its glorious Frauenkirche. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around Germany by train, bus, car—and even boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

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From the riverboat docks, the main drag—a dull pedestrian mall without history—cuts through town before ending at the road up to the castle. While the town of St. Goar itself isn’t much more than a few hotels and restaurants—and is less interesting than Bacharach—it still makes a good base for hiking or biking the region. A tiny car ferry will shuttle you back and forth across the busy Rhine from here. (One of my favorite pastimes in St. Goar is chatting with friendly Heike at the K-D boat

saint holding the Carolingian Cathedral, which stood on this spot for several centuries before this one was built. Gero-Crucifix: Ahead of you on the left, the Chapel of the Cross features the oldest surviving monumental crucifix from north of the Alps. Carved in the 970s with a sensitivity that was 300 years ahead of its time, it shows Jesus not suffering and not triumphant—but with eyes closed...dead. He paid the price for our sins. It’s quite a two-fer: great art and powerful theology in one.

which leads directly to the vast... ♦♦Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas)—This Holocaust memorial, consisting of 2,711 gravestone-like pillars and completed in 2005, is an essential stop for any visit to Berlin. It is the first formal, German government- sponsored Holocaust memorial. Jewish American architect Peter Eisenman won the competition for the commission (and built it on time and on budget—€27 million). It’s controversial for the focus—just

Basilica (Würzburg) Neuschwanstein Castle map sleeping near tours, from Munich transportation New Masters Gallery (Dresden) New National Gallery (Berlin) New Palace (Potsdam) Newspapers New Synagogue (Berlin) New Town (Dresden) eating sleeping Niederwald Monument Nightlife: budgeting. See also specific destinations Night Watchman (Dinkelsbühl) Night Watchman (Rothenburg) Nikolaiturm (Görlitz) Nikolaiviertel (Berlin) Nördlingen Nördlingen City Wall Museum Nürnberg eating helpful

deep into the mountain. For two hours (which includes time to get into and back out of your miner’s gear), you’ll cruise subterranean lakes; slide speedily down two long, slick, wooden banisters; and learn how they mined salt so long ago. Call for crowd-avoidance advice. When the weather gets bad, this place is mobbed. You can buy a ticket early and browse through the town until your appointed tour time. Tours are in German, while English speakers get audioguides. Cost and Hours: €15, daily

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