Friday 16 June 2017

Review: Berlin & Potsdam - Bernhard Schneidewind

An informative tour guide with many impressive photographs and explanatory texts.

With over 170 photographs, a map and public transport information.

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We bought this guide book on our recent trip to Berlin because we thought it would make a lovely keepsake. It's not a huge book but it gives a nice bite sized introduction to the city including interesting facts from Berlin past and present and a timeline of major events from the earliest settlements in 720 through to the modern day.

It includes lots of information and some really lovely pictures of lots of the main tourist sites throughout the city - the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, the TV Tower, Charlottenburg Palace and many more - and it also has segments on the Berlin Wall and some of the different areas of the city.

We realised it covered a lot of the places we'd visited ourselves while we were there so it's nice to be able to flick through and find out a little more background information about the things we saw.

The back cover of the book folds out into a really useful map for when you're actually in the city, it opens out to about A4 size and one one side you have the underground train map and the other has a street view that we found really helpful when we were walking around trying to find different locations.

This was a lovely, inexpensive memento & it's a welcome addition to my growing collection of travel books and guides.

Source: Purchased

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