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Germany has the largest population of any nation in Western Europe, and is the ancestral home of the single largest ethnic group in America. To do justice to this major nation, we have called upon the talents and research abilities of six long-experienced journalists, most of them living full time in Germany.
The resulting book is up-to-date, printed in large, easy-to-read fonts and contains:
- Dozens of spectacular photos - Full-color maps throughout including a helpful, pull-out map - Compelling and fun-to-read discussions of Germany’s history, art history and current culture - Sample itineraries so you can make the most of your time in country - Savvy tips on how to avoid the crowds and save money, whether you’re a luxury lover or a backpacker - Opinionated advice on historic sights, nature areas, museums and other attractions, with star ratings to help you quickly decide what to see and what to skip. The book also contains dozens of no-holds-barred reviews of hotels, restaurants, nightlife venues and shops, from authors who have visited them all, and so have the ability to compare.
Stephen Brewer has been writing travel guides for three decades. As an editor and writer, he has focused on European coverage for such magazines as Esquire, Connoisseur and Geo, and he was a producer of a popular radio travel show for many years. He has written several previous guides for Frommer’s, Insight, and other companies, as well as authoring Beautiful Small Coastal Towns for Rizzoli. Stephen divides his time between Manhattan and Italy.
Rachel Glassberg moved from Los Angeles to Berlin in 2011, hoping to rediscover her German roots, escape the tyranny of car ownership and spend less money on rent and pilsner. Within the next year, she found herself deputy editor of the English-language print and online magazine Exberliner (Berlin in English since 2002!). She now spends her days haranguing writers, correcting misplaced apostrophes, and regulating the use of Berlin clichés like the phrase “poor but sexy”. She's also reported on leech farms, Wild West amusement parks, anti-Semitism, German music rights, and food, food, food. In her spare time, she writes songs about the Ampelmann and Sven the Berghain doorman in her poor but sexy studio apartment in Neukölln.
Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, discovered her passion for travel early on. At the tender age of 18, she left Germany to begin a journey that has taken her halfway around the world and is still in progress today. Professionally, Kat is a grassroots herbalist, ethnobotanist, nature mentor, writer and eco-travel professional. She is the founder and director of Sacred Earth, a network and educational resource for 'plant people' of all species, and of Sacred Earth Travel, a dedicated online eco-travel consultancy and the author of several walking guides. Having spent most of her adult life in the UK, the US and France, she currently makes her home between the southwest of England and Germany's southern Black Forest, where she has explored the mountains and vales, mostly on foot.
A native German, Andrea Schulte-Peevers has been a professional travel journalist for over 20 years. After spending most of her adulthood in the UK and the USA, she now makes her home back in her beloved Berlin. A Germany content expert, her extensive work portfolio includes guidebooks, articles, online content, photography and consulting about all regions and facets of the country. Her work has been published by Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Michelin, Dorling-Kindersley, USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler and many more.
Donald Strachan is a writer and journalist who has written about Europe for publications worldwide, including National Geographic Traveler, the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Independent and others. He resides in London.
Courtney Tenz came to Germany in 2005 as a Fulbright recipient and has lived in Cologne ever since. She is a culture editor at Deutsche Welle and writes frequently about German culture and the arts. For this edition Courtney Tenz came to Germany in 2005 as a Fulbright recipient and has lived in Cologne ever since. She is a culture editor at Deutsche Welle and writes frequently about German culture and the arts. For this edition, she toured the Mosel Valley and Trier, indulging her love for castles and wine along the way.