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
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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