"Prepare for a roller coaster of feasts, treats and temptations as you take in Germany's soul-stirring scenery, spirit-lifting culture, big-city beauties, romantic palaces and half-timbered towns." - Lonely Planet, the website
TRAVELING TO GERMANY
Germany is an interesting country for travelers in that there is not really one big city; visitors flock to Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, and more. Some of the best experiences though are found out away from the cities, with glorious forests, river valleys, and cute little villages galore. Here are our recommendations on the best travel books for Germany.
Rick Steves: Germany
For first time visitors to Germany, we recommend the Rick Steves guidebook. Always a good choice for travel in Europe, the Rick Steves series is known for opinionated recommendations on specifically what to see and do and how best to save time and money. This approach can be especially helpful for those driving through the Rhine Valley and Bavaria.
DK Eyewitness Travel: Berlin
One of our recommendations on travel guides for those visiting Berlin is the DK Eyewitness Travel series. There are many quality books with detailed information on what to see and do, but what sets DK Eyewitness Travel apart is the quality of their custom maps and beautiful color photography. Their descriptions of Berlin’s museums and cultural highlights are easy to understand and really helpful.
Fodors Travel: Germany
Our other recommendation for those who want a comprehensive travel guide on Germany is Fodor’s. As always, Fodor’s provide a very thorough and balanced overview on all there is to see and do, with a nice blend of photos and detailed information. The authors provide a nice local insight, and the custom maps are nicely oriented for the traveler’s point of view.
Kids' Travel Guide: Germany
One of the best ways to get kids excited about a trip is a good travel book, and we highly recommend the Kids’ Travel Guide series. The German edition is fun and engaging, filled with pictures and games but also with some helpful information on history, food, and the German language. Best for ages 4-8. Click here for more information on this travel guide series for children.
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