DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

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Penguin, May 2, 2011 - Travel - 432 pages
This full-color DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is the ultimate companion to the rugged and romantic Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. There are hundreds of color photographs and illustrations, as well as unique cutaways and detailed floor plans of all the must-see sights. Special features include in-depth examinations of the history, cultural heritage, traditional festivals, and local cuisine of the three Baltic States; illustrated maps of the region's national parks, including Estonia's Soomaa National Park and Lithuania's Aukstaitija National Park; and explorations of medieval architecture in Tallinn, Arts Nouveau architecture in Riga and Baroque architecture in Vilnius. These cosmopolitan cities are laid out for you with beautiful street-by-street mapping, and there are driving tours of Lake Peipsi and the Livonian Coast for those eager to see the breathtaking countryside. With practical information and hundreds of restaurant, hotel, shopping, and nightlife reviews, this DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will make your trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania both effortless and memorable.
 

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Contents

How to Use This Guide 6
6
Discovering Estonia Latvia and Lithuania 10
10
Estonia Latvia and Lithunia on the Map 14
14
A Portrait of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania 16
16
Climate of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania 28
28
The History of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania 30
31
Estonia at a Glance 42
42
A Portrait of Estonia 44
45
Eastern Latvia 182
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Lithuania at a Glance 202
202
A Portrait of Lithuania 204
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Lithuania Through the Year 208
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The History of Lithuania 210
210
Vilnius 216
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Central Lithuania 248
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Western Lithuania 268
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Estonia Through the Year 48
48
The History of Estonia 50
50
Tallinn 54
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Western Estonia 84
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Eastern Estonia 102
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Latvia at a Glance 126
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A Portrait of Latvia 128
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Latvia Through the Year 132
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The History of Latvia 134
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Riga 138
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Western Latvia 162
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Where to Stay 288
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Where to Eat 316
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Shopping 346
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Entertainment 358
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Outdoor Activities and Specialist Holidays 370
370
Practical Information 378
378
Travel Information 392
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General Index 410
410
Acknowledgments 424
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Phrase Book 427
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