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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Introducing Germany
Part II: Planning Your Trip to Germany
Part III: Northern and Eastern Germany
Part IV: Southern and Western Germany
Part V: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
Discovering the Best Big German Cities
Witnessing the Most Romantic Landscapes
Marveling over the Best Castles and Palaces
Exploring the Best Small Towns and Cities
Chapter 2
The Main Events: Tracking Germany’s History
Building Blocks: Lauding Local Architecture
Essen und Trinken: Eating and Drinking in Germany
Books (fiction and nonfiction)
Movies
Going Where You Want to Be
Discovering northern Germany
Exploring eastern Germany
The Regions in Brief
Savoring southern Germany
Wending through western Germany
Scheduling Your Time
Revealing the Secret of the Seasons
Traveling during high and low seasons
Watching those unpredictable skies
Blossoming in spring
Shining (and raining) in summer
Glowing in autumn
Welcoming winter
Perusing a Calendar of Events
January
February
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Just the Highlights: Germany in One Week
East Side, West Side: Germany in Two Weeks
Discovering Germany with Kids
Prosit! Germany for Wine Lovers
Planning Your Budget
Transportation costs
Lodging expenses
Sightseeing expenses
Shopping and nightlife costs
Cutting Costs — But Not the Fun
Handling Money
Using ATMs and carrying cash
Charging ahead with credit cards
Toting traveler’s checks
Dealing with a lost or stolen wallet
Taking Taxes into Account
A Tip about Tipping
Finding Out Which Airlines Fly Where
Flying into Frankfurt
Flying into other German airports
Getting the best airfare
Booking your flight online
Arriving by Other Means
Traveling by train
Arriving by boat
Joining an Escorted Tour
Tour operators in the United States
Choosing a package tour
Locating airline and hotel packages
Weighing the Options: Train or Car?
Taking the Train: The Easy Way to Go
Following basic training
Heading to the Hauptbahnhof
Getting off on the right track
Reserving your seat
Saving time and euros with rail passes
German rail passes: For Deutschland only
Eurailpass: For travel throughout Europe
Renting a car in Germany
Taking the roads less traveled
Following the rules of the road
Handling a roadside emergency
Fill ’er up, bitte (please)
Sailing through Germany: River Cruises
Flying Around Germany: A Good Idea?
Finding the Place That’s Right for You
Luxury hotels
Boutique hotels
Chain hotels
Smaller independent hotels
Guesthouses
Pensions
Finding the Best Room at the Best Rate
Surfing the Web for hotel deals
Reserving the best room
Traveling with the Brood: Advice for Families
Locating family-friendly businesses
Hiring a baby sitter in Germany
Making Age Work for You: Tips for Seniors
Locating resources
Touring in a Rollstuhl (wheelchair)
Celebrating gay pride in Germany
Researching German lesbigay life on the Web
Getting a Passport
Applying for a U.S. passport
Applying for other passports
Playing It Safe with Travel and Medical Insurance
Staying Healthy When You Travel
Staying Connected by Cellphone or E-mail
Using a cellphone outside the U.S
Accessing the Internet away from home
Going Wireless
Keeping Up with Airline Security
Getting There
By plane
By train
Arriving at Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof
By car
Finding Information After You Arrive
Orienting Yourself in Berlin
Introducing western Berlin
Berlin Neighborhoods
Introducing Berlin-Mitte (Berlin Center)
Getting Around Berlin
Runner-up hotels
Dining Out
The best cafes
Sightseeing in Berlin
Saving money with a museum pass
Discovering the top attractions from A to Z
Tiergarten-Area Attractions
Charlottenburg Attractions
Berlin-Mitte Attractions
Finding more cool things to see and do
Seeing Berlin by Guided Tour
Bus tours
Walking tours
Boat tours
Following an Itinerary
If you have one day in Berlin
If you have two days in Berlin
If you have three days in Berlin
Shopping for Local Treasures
Shopping in western Berlin
Shopping in eastern Berlin
Discovering Nightlife in Berlin
Finding out what’s happening
Getting tickets
Checking out the dance clubs and bars
Potsdam
Getting there
Finding tourist information
Discovering the top attractions
Dining at Sanssouci
Fast Facts: Berlin
Hamburg: Germany’s Gateway to the World
Finding information
Taking a bus tour
Orienting yourself
Getting around Hamburg
Hamburg U-Bahn and S-Bahn
Staying in Hamburg
Dining in Hamburg
Exploring Hamburg
Shopping in Hamburg
Living it up after dark in Hamburg
Dining in Lübeck
Walking through Lübeck
Dresden: Florence on the Elbe
Saxony and Thuringia
Getting around Dresden
Dresden
Seeing Dresden by guided tour
Staying in Dresden
Dining in Dresden
Exploring Dresden
The Zwinger
Shopping in Dresden
Discovering nightlife in Dresden
Leipzig: City of Heroes
Leipzig
Getting around Leipzig
Staying in Leipzig
Leipzig S-Bahn
Dining in Leipzig
Exploring Leipzig
Shopping in Leipzig
Discovering nightlife in Leipzig
Weimar: Capital of the Enlightenment
Staying in Weimar
Dining in Weimar
Exploring Weimar
Exploring the Thuringian Forest
Shopping in Weimar
Discovering nightlife in Weimar
Central Munich Accommodations and Dining
The top restaurants
The best beer gardens
Sightseeing in Munich
Central Munich Attractions
Deutsches Museum
The Residenz
Seeing Munich by Guided Tour
Discovering Nightlife in Munich
Checking out bars and clubs
Fast Facts: Munich
The Romantic Road: Seeing the Best of Bavaria
Würzburg: Franconian Fortress
Staying in Würzburg
Dining in Würzburg
The Romantic Road
Exploring Würzburg
Würzburg
Driving from Würzburg to Rothenburg
Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Medieval Memories
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Staying in Rothenburg
Dining in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Exploring Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Shopping in Rothenburg
Driving from Rothenburg to Augsburg
Augsburg: Reminders of the Renaissance
Augsburg
Staying in Augsburg
Dining in Augsburg
Exploring Augsburg
Finding information and buying tickets
Exploring Hohenschwangau
Exploring Neuschwanstein
Dining near the castles
Füssen: End of the (Romantic) Road
Staying in Füssen
Füssen
Dining in Füssen
Exploring Füssen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Doing the Zugspitze
Getting around Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Staying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Dining in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Exploring Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ascending the Zugspitze
Discovering the local nightlife
The Bodensee (Lake Constance)
Lindau: Sunny island charmer
Lindau
Mainau: A daytrip from Lindau
The Schwarzwald (Black Forest)
Baden-Baden: Germany’s premier spa town
Baden-Baden
Freiburg: Little brooks and lots of books
Heidelberg: Romance on the River
Taking a guided tour
Heidelberg
Getting around Heidelberg
Staying in Heidelberg
Dining in Heidelberg
Exploring Heidelberg
Shopping in Heidelberg
Living it up after dark in Heidelberg
A Side Trip to Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Getting to Stuttgart
Dining in Stuttgart
Exploring Stuttgart
Stuttgart U-Bahn and S-Bahn
Stuttgart performing arts
Shopping in Stuttgart
Nuremberg: Renaissance and Rebirth
Nuremberg
Getting around Nuremberg
Staying in Nuremberg
Dining in Nuremberg
Exploring Nuremberg
Shopping in Nuremberg
Living it up after dark in Nuremberg
Cologne: Pleasures beside the Rhine
The Rhineland
Getting oriented
Getting around
Cologne
Staying in Cologne
Cologne U-Bahn and S-Bahn
Dining in Cologne
Exploring Cologne
Shopping in Cologne
Discovering nightlife in Cologne
The Mosel Valley: Great Wines, Beautiful Scenery
Touring the valley by boat or car
Stopping in Cochem
The Mosel Valley
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
Orienting Yourself in Frankfurt
Getting Around Frankfurt
Frankfurt U-Bahn and S-Bahn
Sightseeing in Frankfurt
Walking through the city
Seeing Frankfurt by Guided Tour
Department stores
Porcelain
Discovering Nightlife in Frankfurt
Raising the curtain on the performing arts
Having fun at a cabaret
Fast Facts: Frankfurt
Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Cologne
Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
Hotel Eisenhut, Rothenburg
Kempinski Hotel Atlantic Hamburg
Kempinski Hotel Bristol, Berlin
Kempinski Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten München
Romantik Hotel am Josephsplatz, Nuremberg
Steigenberger Hotel De Saxe, Dresden
Tafelwein
Deutscher Tafelwein
Deutscher Landwein
Qualitätswein
Prädikatswein
Kabinett
Spätlese
Auslese
Beerenauslese
Eiswein
Trockenbeerenauslese
Fast Facts
Toll-Free Numbers and Web Sites
Major airlines serving Germany
Major hotel chains in Germany
Where to Get More Information
Contacting regional tourist boards
Surfing the Net
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Germany for Dummies 3 Edition

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