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Frommer's Austria [Paperback]

Darwin Porter , Danforth Prince

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April 13 2009 Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 649)
You'll never fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Come along with Frommer's and discover some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, from the towering peaks of the Alps to the dazzling baroque architecture of Vienna and Salzburg. Frommer's offers up-to-date coverage of all of Austria's highlights- Mozart festivals, skiing, hiking, cafes, castles, imperial palaces, alpine villages, Danube River towns, and more. Inside you'll find candid, detailed reviews of the very best dining and accommodations; accurate color maps; and insider tips on shopping. We offer a wealth of sightseeing, sports, strolls, and special moments- from highlights for the first-time visitor to off-the-beaten-track discoveries that will impress even the most seasoned traveler.


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Frommer's. The best trips start here.

Experience a place the way the locals do.
Enjoy the best it has to offer.

  • Discover the best of Austria, from Viennese cafes and the city of Mozart to skiing in the Alps and exploring stunning castles.
  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

About the Author

Veteran travel writers Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have written numerous best-selling Frommers guides, notably to Germany, France, Italy, England, and Spain. Porter was bureau chief for the Miami Herald when he was 21. Prince, who began writing with Porter in 1982, worked for the Paris bureau of the New York Times. Together, they wrote and researched the first-ever Frommers guide to Austria. As frequent travelers to this alpine country, they know their destination well. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good info July 4 2007
By Sue B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Should have spent more time reading the book before the trip. Some helpful preparation tips. Had some great info and descriptions. The book is separated into geographic regions. If you are headed to a small town (as we were) it is more difficult to figure out which part of the book to refer to. Great for bigger cities and tourist destinations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Guide to Austria July 4 2009
By Richard Klein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As for the other locations, the Frommer's Austria is an excellent guide for a traveller. It is candid, helpful, and informative. I especially appreciated the descriptions of the attractions in Vienna.
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Review July 13 2006
By Martha E. Beagle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Another great book with up to date and pertinent travel information that I just recently used
26 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent information on summer activities re:opera Feb. 15 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My daughter will be in Gratz,Austria for 6 weeks this summer at the AIMS School for opera. Since I will be visiting I decided to buy your guide to Austria. It has everything you could want to know and more. We lived in Europe for 3 years and it is exciting to go back.The "getting around" section is great as is the information on Music (Mozart etc). I was really excited about the summer music festival in Salzburg. I bought your book on Panama when I visited and it certainly made for a much easier and more interesting trip with your guide. The AIMS school is something your future readers may be interested in-it is a summer program for singers on the road to a career and they have programs on weekends throughout summer. Thank you.
1 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money Feb. 27 2005
By J. Cress - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This was one of the worst travel guides I have ever purchases. I though so much of this book I placed it where it belongs, in the trash can. If you want a real travel guide purchase DK eyewitness travel guides.

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