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Berlin


Brandenburg Gate:
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany
Berlin is the capital of Germany. As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 3,405,000, with 4,262,480 living in the metropolitan area.

During the Cold War, Berlin was divided between Communist East Berlin, and Western-orientated West Berlin, the latter of which was a Western enclave in East Germany. The city was physically divided into these two parts by the Berlin Wall which was erected in 1961, and came down in 1989.

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Rick Steves Snapshot Berlin

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (184 pages)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Berlin.

In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the best of Berlin, including tips on arrival, orientation, and transportation. Visit the Jewish Museum, the Reichstag Parliament Building, the New Synagogue, or the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church—you'll get tips on all the best tours and least-crowded visiting hours. Rick offers his firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves’ European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick’s up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-10-06
Paperback (352 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin is your in-depth guide to the very best of Berlin. Experience the greatest of all this city has to offer, from its remarkable Pergamon Museum and historic Berlin Wall to its energetic contemporary arts scene and legendary nonstop nightlife.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances .
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants .
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city .
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin truly shows you this city as no one else can.

Recommend: For a pocket guidebook to Berlin, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Berlin, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Lonely Planet Berlin (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Schulte-Peevers, Andrea
Paperback (344 pages)

Lonely Planet Berlin (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Berlin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch the lift to the Reichstag's dazzling glass dome, enjoy a tipple in an atmospheric beer garden, or reflect on the Berlin Wall's stirring history; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Berlin and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Berlin Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, architecture, art, literature, cinema, music, theatre, politics, cuisine, beer, wine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Berlin map (included in print version), plus over 36 colour maps
  • Covers Historic Mitte, Museumsinsel, Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Scheunenviertel, Kreuzberg, Neukolln, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg, City West, Charlottenburg and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Berlin, our most comprehensive guide to Berlin, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Berlin? Check out Pocket Berlin, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Germany guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Germany, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Andrea Schulte-Peevers.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Streetwise Berlin Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Berlin, Germany - Folding pocket size travel map with metro map including S-Bahn and U-Bahn

By Streetwise Maps

StreetWise
Released: 2015-12-20
Map (1 pages)

Streetwise Berlin Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Berlin, Germany - Folding pocket size travel map with metro map including S-Bahn and U-Bahn
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Streetwise Berlin Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Berlin, Germany - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro map including S-Bahn & U-Bahn lines & stations

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Main Berlin Map 1:23,000
Berlin Metro Map

Berlin has become one of the most transformed, rehabilitated and dynamic cities of the modern era.

Remnants of the old Berlin persist of course, and these sites are indicated on the STREETWISE® map of Berlin. Parts of the Berlin Wall stand as testimony to its dreary past; Museum Island exists with some of the most important museums in Europe. The infamous Brandenburger Tor stands proudly, ironically in front of the US Embassy. Then there's the bombed out Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche. The addition of the new Holocaust Museum has become a reason to visit in itself.

The real Berlin is contemporary and stylish, its aesthetics driven more by artists, architects and chefs than by bureaucrats. If you are into contemporary architecture, walking Berlin will reward you because of the many new buildings and older modernist Bauhaus structures spread throughout the city.

The STREETWISE® Berlin Map enables you to experience all the excitement and sizzle Berlin, Germany has to offer. The avant garde capital of Europe these days is right here. Berlin in 09 is what swinging London was in the 60 s. You won t be disappointed.

The main map of Berlin covers the central city in detail and is indexed with important sites, hotels, architecture, metro stations and parks. An inset features Berlin s metro system and fare structure.

Our pocket size map of Berlin is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Berlin map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Berlin map today and you too can navigate Berlin, Germany like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Amazon search bar.

Lonely Planet Pocket Berlin (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Schulte-Peevers, Andrea
Paperback (192 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Berlin (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet's Pocket Berlin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ponder reunified Germany at the Brandenburg Gate, view the city from Reichstag's dazzling glass cupola, or catch a live music gig at a riverside beach bar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Berlin and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Berlin:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Berlin map (included in print version), plus over 20 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Reichstag, Unter den Linden, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, Scheunenviertel, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg, Kurfurstendamm, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Berlin, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Berlin's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Berlin guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Germany guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Germany, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Andrea Schulte-Peevers.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Top 10 Berlin (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

By Juergen Scheunemann

Scheunemann, Juergen
Released: 2014-02-17
Paperback (192 pages)

Top 10 Berlin (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Berlin will lead you straight to the best this city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.

The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Plus, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Berlin includes a pull-out street map with public transportation information, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in Berlin.

You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore Berlin with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Berlin and its pull-out map.

Top 10 Berlin (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-02-09
Paperback (192 pages)

Top 10 Berlin (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Berlin covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Berlin will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate to the Berlin Wall and Museum Island.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Berlin.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Berlin.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Berlin.

For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Berlin (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Bradley, Kimberly/ Kwak, Chaney/ McGrane, Sally/ Pines, Giulia/ Sacks, Katherine
Released: 2014-06-03
Paperback (208 pages)

Fodor s Berlin (Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Berlin, including quintessential sights like Checkpoint Charlie, hip neighborhoods, and great spots for currywurst. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from art galleries to the Reichstag
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
Useful FEATURES on city itineraries and top festivals
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip

Frommer's Berlin day by day

By Donald Olson

Olson, Donald
Paperback (192 pages)

Frommer s Berlin day by day
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Frommer's Berlin Day by Day Guide is the complete up-to-date reference for visitors who want to maximize their stay in the smartest, most time-efficient way. This invaluable guide offers reviews on a wide array of sightseeing, lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options in all price ranges, and also includes thematic and walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods with Frommer's trademark candid and accessible expertise.

National Geographic Walking Berlin: The Best of the City (National Geographic Walking the Best of the City)

By Paul Sullivan

Sullivan, Paul
Released: 2015-03-03
Paperback (192 pages)

National Geographic Walking Berlin: The Best of the City (National Geographic Walking the Best of the City)
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See the best of Berlin with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 15 step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. Including must-do neighborhood itineraries, insider tips on how to visit recommended sights, and indispensable information for the most enjoyable adventure imaginable, Walking Berlin is full of information about the city and its people.


 
 
 

 
 
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