Published January 31, 2006
by Avalon Travel Publishing .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
Small, landlocked Austria offers alpine scenery, world-class museums, cobbled quaintness, and Wiener schnitzel. Unlike Germany, its industrious neighbor to the northwest, Austria is content to bask in its good living and elegant, opulent past as the former head of one of Europe. Heading out of Switzerland I would probably catch the train to a nearby city in Germany and hire a car from there. The obvious candidate is Lindau, just over the border in Germany and on the rail route from is on Bodensee (Lake Constance), on a small island in the lake connected to the mainland by 2 s: Designed specifically for Rick's travel audience (or users) these maps highlight choice destinations throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, from the shore of the North Sea to the towering Alps, in a colourful, easy-to-use format on high-quality paper that lasts over many trips: Cuts the Clutter: While big cities are left for navigational purposes, this map is otherwise /5(98). Also included: a 14½" x 19½" full-color foldout Planning Map with a regional map of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, plus handy close-ups (with major sights) on the back: Berlin, Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna. (Note: This is a slightly smaller version of Rick's stand-alone Germany, Austria & Switzerland Planning Map).
Germany is blessed with some of Europe's most high-powered sights. There's spectacular scenery — the jagged Alps, flower-filled meadows, rolling hills of forests and farms, and mighty rivers — dotted all over with castles and churches of every variety. Easy Route Planning: Shows major train lines, freeways, and ferry routes (for drivers wanting a detailed road map, we recommend taking along a Michelin Map). No Clutter: While big cities are left in for navigational purposes, this map is otherwise stripped clean and filled in only with places that matter to travelers. Comprehensive: Nearly every recommended European destination is . By Rick Steves. So much to see, so little time. How to choose? To help you get started, I've listed my top picks for where to go in Germany, and my plan for your best three-week trip. Depending on the length of your trip, and taking geographic proximity into account, here are my recommended priorities: 3 days: Munich, Bavarian Alps. Get inspired with Rick Steves’ recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information on Gimmelwald. Plan. Switzerland: Recommended Itinerary; Germany, Austria & Switzerland Tour. Switzerland Guidebook. Year Anthology DVD Box Set. Handy Mesh Bags. About Us.
First and foremost, to clarify, this product that you are supposedly reading reviews for is Rick Steves' MAP of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It appears that the other reviews are of Rick Steves' guidebooks! Again, this product is NOT one of Rick Steves' famous guidebooks (which I would always rate as 5 stars, incidentally!). Rick's European Planning Maps are the perfect "before you go" tools for mapping out your itinerary. For navigating within cities, try our selection of laminated Streetwise Maps, and for driving trips, see our assortment of detailed Michelin Maps. If you plan to do more than just read Rick Steves' Germany, Austria & Switzerland, you have chosen THE BEST guide possible if you enjoy meeting locals, learning about cultures, and traveling off the beaten path. I have found that in many of the places Steves' writes about, the only other English-speakers you will meet will be Steves' followers/5. Since , Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take o travelers to Europe : Avalon Publishing.