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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Eastern and Central Europe Paperback – Mar 19 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel; Revised edition (March 19 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756684161
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756684167
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 3 x 21.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #247,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I bought the book because I have another "Europe" & I think the layout is great & I love the coloured pictures. But, I was wanting a book that included Ukraine. Supposedly Ukraine is Eastern Europe, but everything up to Ukraine is included. VERY DISAPPOINTED!! Now I had to buy different BOOKS that are not anywhere near as good. :(
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa5a133d8) out of 5 stars 40 reviews
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5892e1c) out of 5 stars Concise and quite complete Sept. 17 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love the Eyewitness series and I have quite a few from DK. This volume covers East and Central Europe and does a good job of a really difficult subject. Other guidebooks may offer more information, but this book "shows" the best of East Europe to visitors. I especially liked the chapters on Romania and Hungary.

That said, carrying this specific book on a tour of multiple countries is very handy. While other books will supply more detail about individual cities and countries, this is the only book I would carry with me on the trip. Guidebooks are HEAVY and to carry multiple books adds a lot of weight to my backpack. In my case, I read other books before I go on a trip and make notes in this guide for extra places that I want to see. That way, I only carry one book, and this is the one.

Only one complaint about the "Eyewitness" series: because of the number of high quality photographs, these books must be printed on heavier paper and there is no other way of producing the quality. I use this tome on the trip and others that are more detailed before and after the trip. I will stick with DK.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5892e70) out of 5 stars Seriously abbreviated information on each covered country! April 18 2013
By Christine A. Cowell - Published on Amazon.com
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I've collected over 2 dozen DK guides over the years, and have always found them very useful and reliable. This one, however, is not at all useful because it includes so many countries that the info on each one is unworkably diluted. Two examples: The info on Lithuania does not cover the Hill of Crosses, a very popular destination outside of Vilnius, and the section on Riga, Latvia, does not cover the city's very renowned array of Art Nouveau architecture. In my opinion, this would have been far better broken up into 3 books: the Baltic States, former East Block countries such as Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, and the Balkan states/former Yugoslavia.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa589f168) out of 5 stars Section on Romania is skimpy. Dec 21 2014
By Susan S. - Published on Amazon.com
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I always buy DK Eyewitness books before I travel somewhere because I love the color photos. However, I had to buy this one for my trip to Romania, only to find the section on Romania is quite skimpy. If you are going elsewhere, the sections are well worth it. Not sure why Bulgaria rates its own book while Romania does not.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa589f060) out of 5 stars Limited Information June 25 2014
By Lauren Winkler - Published on Amazon.com
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I am traveling to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic, so I thought it would be better to purchase this guide instead of getting separate books for each country or city. Thus far, I've looked through the Poland and Vienna chapters (there is no Austria chapter, just Vienna), and I am very disappointed.

I've loved other books in this series (France, Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia). I especially love the sections on the food and culture of each country and the cut-out graphics for main attractions like castles, cathedrals, and museums.

In this book, the food and culture section is limited to a paragraph per country.

There are a few cut-out graphics for main attractions, but many other main attractions are completely omitted. In Poland, for example, there is no mention of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. In Vienna, there is no mention of Schonbrunn Palace -- the entire Vienna chapter is just 10 pages in a 672-page book!

I hope the Hungary and Czech Republic chapters are better, but so far I am getting much better information about my trip from TripAdvisor and Rick Steves than from this publication.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa589f24c) out of 5 stars I Love the DK book Jan. 21 2013
By Donna J Schaubert - Published on Amazon.com
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I have quite a collection of the DK books and love everyone of them. LIke it says it shows you what others only tell you about.

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