Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Berlin (City Guide)

Lonely Planet Berlin

Discover why the Reichstag was wrapped in silver fabric for 14 days
See cutting-edge art displayed in a Nazi bunker
Dine in a secret restaurant where the host serves you supper in their own home
Sleep inside a kaleidoscope, prison cell or coffin at Berlin’s most unusual hotel

In This Guide:

Written by our expert resident author who knows the city inside-out
Full-color coverage of Berlin’s vibrant art, design, music and fashion scenes
Insider tips from a music tour guide and an art gallery curator

Sherman's Travel, April 2007
'...Encounter guides...discreet in size, but generous enough on page count to provide a fuller city experience minus the hefty guidebook load.'

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Most helpful customer reviews

66 of 75 people found the following review helpful.
3Berlin travel guides
By Michael Turner
This book has all the information you need, to prepare you for a wonderful vacation in Berlin. It's the kind of book that you curl up with near the fire on a cold snowy winter day and read about the trip you'll take during the summer. But--------- there are better guides for those individuals who have travelled in Europe before and who just want the nuts and bolts and will allow the city to visit them. I personally recommend either DK (Dorling Kindersley) Eyewitness Guide to Berlin or the slightly older Knopf 'City Guide' published last in 1998. However with Berlin changing so rapidly, you'll probably do better with the DK guide. It has more photos which aren't essential, but are a nice added feature but more importantly it breaks the city up in a better way to help you get the most out of your time. I think it's much better.

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
2If you're staying longer than a few days, get a better map
By Amazon Customer
This map would probably be nice for tourists who are *only* going to see the Stadt Mitte around the Tiergarten, Checkpoint Charlie, and the other touristy stuff. However, you can probably get a map that's just as good at this stuff from your hotel for free, save the mini-German lesson that's printed on the map. If you buy the Lonely Planet Berlin handbook, which is probably a better investment, you won't need this map. If you want to see things that aren't the everyday touristy stuff, you need a bigger map. Get one with Postdam on it and buy it when you get to Berlin. You'll save cash and the frustration of having a map that makes Berlin look like a Dorf (small village).

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
2Maps are useless (Kindle version)
By Jason Huang
The body text links you to a map, but the maps only have numbers on them without any legend telling you what each number represents. How are we supposed to know where to find the described venues?

The iBookstore version is much easier to use, especially with maps.

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