Maverick Guide to Berlin

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Pelican Publishing, Dec 27, 2007 - Travel - 432 pages
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"A straightforward, timely guide to this reunited metropolis." -- Los Angeles Times "While other sound guidebooks to Berlin are available, there is room for this up-to-date and very reasonably priced volume." -- Library Journal It has been the setting for a threatening dictatorship, Hollywood spy thrillers, and some of the most earth-shaking political events of the twentieth century. Now, unified Berlin is the fourth-most-visited city in Europe. Once split by communist regimes, hidden behind the enigma of the Iron Curtain, and divided by the Berlin Wall, this global capital is teeming with mysteries, sights, and delights for travelers. From casual walks among gothic, postmodern, and classical architecture to day trips to the outlying villages, the updated Maverick Guide to Berlin: 3rd Edition leads visitors on a tour of the German capital with instructions on how to find the latest and finest dining, shopping, and hotels in the city. It is also an exciting guide to centuries of history--political, artistic, and religious--and a modern escort to awe-inspiring museums, cathedrals, and stately palaces. The Maverick Guide to Berlin is the first city guide of the acclaimed Maverick Guide Series . As much for entertainment as information, the new third edition of this now classic guidebook easily proves that this one city has as much to offer as some entire countries.
  

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Contents

How to Get the Best from Berlin Practical Tips
27
Getting There
28
Berlin Information
42
When to Visit
43
Where to Stay
45
How to Get Around
47
How to See Berlin
60
Banking and Changing Money
63
3 Restaurants and Cafés
250
4 Sightseeing
251
5 Sports
277
Berlin of Fascism and Cold War
279
2 The Hotel Scene
280
4 Sightseeing
281
5 Sports
309
Kreuzberg
311

Shopping
64
Cafés
66
Living It Up
67
Electricity Temperature and Time
71
Health
72
Telephones Faxes EMails and Post Office
74
Television and Radio
76
Lost and Found
77
Getting to Know Berlin
79
Berlins Top 10 Sights
81
Berlin in One to Four Days
82
Berlin in Four Hours on Your Own
83
The Best Tickets in Town
84
Bike Berlin
88
Seeing Berlin by Steamer
89
Western Heart of the City
91
3 Restaurants and Cafés
97
4 Sightseeing
101
5 Sports
116
6 Shopping
117
7 Nightlife and Entertainment
119
Berlins Historical Center
123
3 Restaurants and Cafés
127
4 Sightseeing
133
5 Sports
224
7 Nightlife and Entertainment
226
Charlottenburg
231
2 The Hotel Scene
233
4 Sightseeing
234
5 Sports
246
6 Shopping
247
Tiergarten
249
2 The Hotel Scene
312
3 Restaurants and Cafés
313
4 Sightseeing
314
5 Sports
325
6 Shopping
327
Prenzlauer Berg
329
2 The Hotel Scene
333
4 Sightseeing
335
5 Sports
343
6 Shopping
344
7 Nightlife and Entertainment
345
Residential Berlin
347
2 The Hotel Scene
349
14 Sightseeing
352
5 Sports
363
6 Shopping
364
7 Nightlife and Entertainment
366
Green Berlin
369
2 The Hotel Scene
370
3 Restaurants and Cafes
371
4 Sightseeing
373
5 Sports
388
6 Shopping
389
Potsdam
391
2 The Hotel Scene
395
3 Restaurants and Cafés
397
4 Sightseeing
398
5 Sports
424
Index
427
Index of Hotels
430
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Jay Brunhouse is a renowned travel writer and an expert on European rail travel. He is the author of Traveling the Eurail Express, and his articles frequently are syndicated in newspapers throughout the United States.

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