DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vienna (2000 Edition)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vienna (2000 Edition)

by DK Travel Writers
     
 

Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency,…  See more details below

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Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." No travel guide captures that scenic and cultural phenomenon on the Danube River like DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vienna. Containing more than 500 full-color photographs, the city of waltzes is simple to explore using precise street-by-street maps and 3-D aerial views that easily direct to you to all the sights. The Stephansdom Quarter of Old Vienna is dominated by the impressive Stephansdom Cathedral, showcased in a four-page feature that includes a dynamic structural cutaway surrounded by photos of architectural highlights, a historical timeline, accurate floor plans, and details of its interior treasures. Within the boundaries of the Hofburg Quarter lies the spectacular Hofburg Complex, site of the former imperial apartments, several museums, a chapel, a church, the Austrian National Library, the Winter Riding School, and the President of Austria's offices. All this is featured in the guide in the form of 3-D aerial overviews and extensive descriptions of the grounds, photos from its treasured art collection, and a brief historical timeline. Vienna's State Opera House, one of the mostfamous opera stages in the world, is dazzlingly depicted in a special two-page spread highlighted by a cutaway illustration and photos of the interior's grand architectural features. Also included are four distinctive walking tours that guide you through some of the city's most impressive architecture and landmarks. Vienna's rich history, cultural heritage and traditions are described, as well as its savory foods, scrumptious desserts, Austrian wines and local beers. Vienna offers any traveler too much to do, see, and eat, but DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vienna helps you make all the right decisions to make the very most your stay.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
The most graphically exciting and visually pleasing series on the market.
Contra Costa Times
This is a guidebook series that always seems to inspire smiles...You feel, looking at them, as if you could close the book and step into the street.
Dallas Morning News
Hats off to DK for the Eyewitness Travel Guides...[they] raise the bar for all others.
New York Daily News
Each new Eyewitness Guide adds more of the world to this wonderfully visual series.... What sets these guides apart from others is their striking, three-dimensional cutaways of key sites.
New York Times
Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place.
New York Times Syndicate
Eyewitness Travel Guides are marvels of writing, color photography and illustration. What makes these so special is their thoroughness.
North American Press Syndication
Eyewitness Travel Guides, considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation.
People Magazine
Want to know where to get a great espresso on your way to the Uffizi? Or how much to tip a hotel maid in New York City? Try these travel guides, each an intricate trove of 3-D aerial views, landmark floor plans, color photos and essential eating, shopping and entertainment info. With titles covering Paris, Prague, and London, these pocket-sized guides are like a Michelangelo fresco: deliriously rich in detail.
Playboy
Easily the best city guides available today.
Sky Magazine
The best travel guides ever.
Travel & Leisure
Encyclopedic in scope, it's meant to be used before, during, and after your stay.
U.S. News & World Report
Both novice and experienced travelers will be captivated.
US News & World Report
For comprehensive advice that is attractively presented, publisher Dorling Kindersley's guides for serious travelers are tough to beat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564586476
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.70(d)

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