Berlin Marco Polo Pocket Guide, Mixed media product Book

Berlin Marco Polo Pocket Guide Mixed media product

Part of the Marco Polo Travel Guides series

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Marco Polo Berlin: theTravel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all of Berlin's attractions with this up-to date, authoritativeguide, packed with Insider Tips.

Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feelrelaxed from the moment they arrive at their destination - that's what MarcoPolo Guides are all about.

Discover hotels, restaurants and trendy nightlifevenues, as well as numerous tips for shopping, and find out about festivals andevents, sports and other activities.

Also contains: the Perfect Day, TravelTips, Travel with Kids, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, German phrasebook and acomprehensive index.

People have always been hooked on Berlin. A haven for various lifestyles andartistic movements, and the setting for momentous political and historicalevents, the city never stops reinventing itself.

Despite its tumultuous past,today Berlin considers itself very much at the modern heart of Europe and isacknowledged as a trendsetter the world over.

A practical, pocket-sized guide, MARCO POLO Berlin takes you on a tour throughits endlessly varied cultural landscape. The 'Where to Start' panels highlightthe best places to begin sightseeing, the best places to shop, and thetrendiest places to go in the evening in the metropolis that never closes.

The Insider Tips explain how to take a ride in the U-Bahn Cabrio (open-topmetro) and where to buy violet mustard, milk grappa, and garlic chocolates.

The'Best Of' pages highlight some unique aspects of Berlin, recommend places to gofor free, and contain tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind.Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget andwhere to pick up some real bargains.

The City Walks include exploring the pastin the Hackesche Hofe (courtyards) and strolling along the line of the nowvanished Wall.

The Dos & Don'ts explain why its best to steer clear of conjuring tricks,and the Travel Tips tell you why it's best to put your money on the WelcomeCard.

MARCO POLO Berlin provides comprehensive coverage of the city.

To help you findyour way around there's a detailed street atlas inside, a useful publictransport map in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.

A must-have for alltravellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past.

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  • Format: Mixed media product
  • Pages: 168 pages, col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • Publisher: MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel & holiday guides
  • ISBN: 9783829706537

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So, I recently spent a long weekend in Berlin. The first time I'd been abroad as a responsible adult and this is the guide book I took with me. It has good points and bad point. It lists a hell of a lot of places to visit and every one we followed up we found worth our time. There are so many maps in this book it makes navigation pretty damn easy. What it lacked, it turned out, was basic practical advice for navigating Germany. A few practical things I found on the internet while in Germany that I wish this guide had included - 1. You obey the stop and go man signal ALL THE TIME. Even if there's nothing coming. But if it's green at a crossroads that doesn't mean it's safe. Traffic turning into the road you're crossing will also have a green light and they should theoretically give way to you but, yeah...2. When you go to the bathroom there will be a lady. It's her job to clean the bathroom. You have to give her money. The internet advised 50c so that's what we did. This makes needing to use the bathroom into a potentially expensive hobby so be aware of it. 3. Tipping works like this. Your server will give you the bill. You look at it and tell them how much you want to pay (like in England, a small tip is expected) and they take your money and give you change. If you try the English way of just lobbing a random amount of money at them to cover food and tip they will be annoyed at you. Also, don't ride the public transport without a ticket, however tempting it may seem as there are no gates that require you to swipe your ticket to enter. If you are caught they will give you a spot fine which won't be much fun. I didn't run foul of this one myself but learnt it so thought I'd throw it in. So, yeah, good for things to see, not so much for practical tips about how not to make enemies and alienate people.