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Prussian Pranksters

Advantages: profound knowledge of German issues
Disadvantages: not everyone has the same kind of humour

British journalist Roger, stationed in Berlin, is tired of his job, namely writing articles on German issues, preferably Nazi related, for British newspapers. He feels he needs some time out and takes a sabbatical. His three-quarter German/one-quarter Ita ...

MALU 21.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of To Prussia With Love - Roger Boyes

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A Load of Alt-Globnitz

Advantages: I learned one interesting fact
Disadvantages: It's a sham dressed up as travel writing

...Alarm bells should have sounded when I picked up Roger Boyes’s “To Prussia with Love” in a bookstore and I thought to myself “this sounds a bit contrived”. Call me naïve but when I browse the travel writing section in Waterstones, I tend to believe that t ...

fizzytom 17.07.2011 · Read full review
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Thinking Berlin? Read this!

Advantages: Comprehensive description of Berlin and useful analysis + listings
Disadvantages: Subjective, prices out of date

...It must be very difficult to write a guidebook. So much information on a city or country to cram into one book small enough to be convenient for tourists. The guidebooks I have read (a fair amount- I like to plan!) tend to either have lots of information ...

frohmann 21.03.2008 · Read full review
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The Rough Guide to Berlin

Advantages: Very useful info and maps provided, well laid out
Disadvantages: None, although some price info may be out of date

...This guide is a must buy if you are thinking of visiting Berlin. Found it very useful on a recent holiday. The guide is split up into the various areas of Berlin and each section contains a vast amount of information on the attractions/museums to visit in ...

jnmuk 09.12.2007 · Read full review
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"Shows you what others can only tell"

Advantages: Brilliant photographs on every page
Disadvantages: Text not comprehensive

The aim of the Eyewitness Travel Guide to Germany is to "show you what others only tell you". To achieve this aim the book has been crammed full of photographs and illustrations. There is not a single page (excluding the listings in the back) that does no ...

frohmann 02.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany

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