Rick Steves' European Christmas

Rick Steves' European Christmas

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by Rick Steves, Valerie Griffith
     
 

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Rick Steves, America's expert on Europe, teams up with co-author Valerie Griffith to explore the rich and fascinating mix of traditions—Christian, pagan, musical, and edible—that led to the Christmas festivities we enjoy today.

Rick brings home an authentic, surprising portrait of holiday celebrations in England, Norway, France, Germany, Austria, Italy,

Overview

Rick Steves, America's expert on Europe, teams up with co-author Valerie Griffith to explore the rich and fascinating mix of traditions—Christian, pagan, musical, and edible—that led to the Christmas festivities we enjoy today.

Rick brings home an authentic, surprising portrait of holiday celebrations in England, Norway, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. Romans cook up eels, Salzburgers shoot off guns, Germans buy "prune people" at markets, Norwegian kids hope to win marzipan pigs, and Parisians ice-skate on the Eiffel Tower.

With thoughtful insights, vibrant photos, and more than a dozen recipes, this great gift book captures the spirit of the season. It's a delightful way to learn something new—and old—about Christmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612387369
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Series:
Rick Steves' Travel Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
412,891
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.

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Rick Steves' European Christmas 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JollymonDean More than 1 year ago
Everyone who orders this new book make sure you know that this is just a reprint of the earlier book with a different cover. Nothing has changed or been updated in this book. The original book is good but it would be nice if either the writer, publisher or B&N would make that clear that this is not a new book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just wonderful and the videos are a treat. So worth the monry and i love Rick Steves Europe shows. They are so informative. I recomend this book with videos to everyone. A Christmas tradition
Nanook-of-the-North More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this ebook from Rick Steves. The videos really get you into the Christmas spirit. I'll read it every holiday season from now on.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read on the traditions of the European countries highlighted in this book.