Fodor's Germany 2009

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Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Germany!

•Updated annually, Fodor’s Germany ...

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Overview

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Germany!

•Updated annually, Fodor’s Germany provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodor’s Germany features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Germany.

•Experience Germany like a local! Fodor’s Germany includes choices for every traveler, from hiking in the Bavarian Alps to museum-hopping in Dresden and clubbing in Berlin, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400007080
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Edition number: 24
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 7

Chapter 1: Experience Germany ............ 9
What’s Where ............ 10
Germany Planner ............ 14
Top Germany Attractions ............ 16
Quintessential Germany ............ 18
If You Like ............ 20
Great Itineraries ............ 22
On the Calendar ............ 25
Beating the Euro ............ 28

Chapter 2: Munich ............ 29
Orientation & Planning ............ 30
Exploring Munich ............ 35
Where to Eat ............ 54
Where to Stay ............ 63
Nightlife & the Arts ............ 72
Sports & the Outdoors ............ 80
Shopping ............ 81
Side Trips from Munich ............ 85

Chapter 3: The Bavarian Alps ............ 95
Orientation & Planning ............ 96
Werdenfelser Land & Wetterstein Mountains ............ 99
Chiemgau ............ 115
Berchtesgadener Land ............ 127

Chapter 4: The Romantic Road ............ 137
Orientation & Planning ............ 138
Northern Romantic Road ............ 141
Central Romantic Road ............ 151
Toward the Alps ............ 168

Chapter 5: Franconia & the German Danube ............ 175
Orientation & Planning ............ 176
Northern Franconia ............ 179
Nürnberg (Nuremberg) ............ 194
The German Danube ............ 203

Chapter 6: The Bodensee ............ 219
Orientation & Planning ............ 220
The Northern Shore ............ 224
The Upper Swabian Baroque Road ............ 239
Around the Bodanrück Peninsula ............ 243

Chapter 7: The Black Forest ............ 251
Orientation & Planning ............ 252
The Northern Black Forest ............ 255
The Central Black Forest ............ 270
The Southern Black Forest ............ 275

Chapter 8: Heidelberg & the Neckar Valley ............ 285
Orientation & Planning ............ 286
Heidelberg ............ 289
The Burgenstrasse (Castle Road) ............ 302
Swabian Cities ............ 308

Chapter 9: Frankfurt ............ 321
Orientation & Planning ............ 322
Exploring Frankfurt ............ 326
Where to Eat ............ 335
Where to Stay ............ 343
Nightlife & the Arts ............ 348
Sports & the Outdoors ............ 352
Shopping ............ 352
Side Trips from Frankfurt ............ 354

Chapter 10: The Pfalz & Rhine Terrace ............ 359
Orientation & Planning ............ 360
The German Wine Road ............ 363
The Rhine Terrace ............ 384

Chapter 11: The Rhineland ............ 401
Orientation & Planning ............ 402
The Rheingau ............ 406
The Mittelrhein ............ 417
The Mosel Valley ............ 430
Bonn & the Köln (Cologne) Lowlands ............ 446

Chapter 12: The Fairy-Tale Road ............ 473
Orientation & Planning ............ 474
Hesse ............ 477
Lower Saxony ............ 488

Chapter 13: Hamburg ............ 507
Orientation & Planning ............ 509
Exploring Hamburg ............ 513
Where to Eat ............ 526
Where to Stay ............ 533
Nightlife & the Arts ............ 541
Sports & the Outdoors ............ 543
Shopping ............ 544

Chapter 14: Schleswig-Holstein & the Baltic Coast ............ 547
Orientation & Planning ............ 548
Schleswig-Holstein ............ 551
Western Mecklenburg ............ 562
Vorpommern ............ 572

Chapter 15: Berlin ............ 579
Orientation & Planning ............ 582
Exploring Berlin ............ 588
Where to Eat ............ 614
Where to Stay ............ 622
Nightlife & the Arts ............ 632
Sports & the Outdoors ............ 639
Shopping ............ 640
Side Trip to Potsdam ............ 643

Chapter 16: Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt & Thuringia ............ 649
Orientation & Planning ............ 650
Saxony ............ 654
Saxony-Anhalt ............ 680
Thuringia ............ 694

Understanding Germany ............ 705
Germany at a Glance ............ 706
Chronology ............ 708
German Vocabulary ............ 715
Menu Guide ............ 718

travel smart Germany ............ 723
Getting Here & Around ............ 724
Essentials ............ 731

Index ............ 745

About Our Writers ............ 768

Maps
Southern Germany ............ 10—11
Northern Germany ............ 12—13
Munich ............ 36—37
Where to Stay & Eat in Munich ............ 56—57
The Bavarian Alps ............ 100
Werdenfesler Land & Wetterstein Montains ............ 102
Chiemgau ............ 116
Berchtesgadener Land ............ 128
The Romantic Road ............ 142
Würzburg ............ 144
Northern & Central Romantic Road ............ 152
Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber ............ 154
Augsburg ............ 164
Toward the Alps ............ 169
Franconia & the German Danube ............ 180
Northern Franconia ............ 183
Nürnberg (Nuremberg) ............ 196
The German Danube ............ 204
Regensburg ............ 206
Passau ............ 215
The Bodensee (Lake Constance) ............ 224
Upper Swabia & the Northern Shore ............ 233
Around the Bodanrück Peninsula ............ 244
The Black Forest ............ 255
The Northern Black Forest ............ 258
The Central & Southern Black Forest ............ 271
Freiburg ............ 278
The Neckar Valley ............ 289
Heidelberg ............ 293
The Burgenstrasse (Castle Road) ............ 303
Swabian Cities ............ 309
Frankfurt ............ 328—329
Where to Stay & Eat in Frankfurt ............ 338—339
The Pfalz & Rhine Terrace ............ 364
The German Wine Road ............ 366
The Rhine Terrace ............ 385
Worms ............ 387
The Rhineland ............ 405
The Rheingau & the Mittelrhein ............ 411
Koblenz ............ 428
The Mosel Valley ............ 433
Trier ............ 441
Bonn & the Köln Lowlands ............ 447
Bonn ............ 449
Köln (Cologne) ............ 456
The Fairy-Tale Road ............ 476
Hesse ............ 479
Lower Saxony ............ 489
Hannover ............ 498
Hamburg ............ 516—517
Where to Stay & Eat in Hamburg ............ 528—529
Schleswig-Holstein ............ 552
The Baltic Coast ............ 563
Berlin ............ 590—591
Where to Stay & Eat in Charlottenburg, Schöneberg & Western Downtown ............ 615
Where to Stay & Eat in Kreuzberg, Mitte & Tiergarten ............ 619
Potsdam & Sansoucci ............ 644
Saxony ............ 653
Leipzig ............ 655
Dresden ............ 665
Saxony-Anhalt & Thuringia ............ 681

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