Rick Steves Vienna Salzburg Tirol

Rick Steves Vienna  Salzburg   Tirol Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631214585
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 495
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Vienna. With this guide, you'll explore elegant Vienna—the epicenter of opera, coffee, Art Nouveau, and waltz music. Meander through Habsburg palaces and nibble a Sacher torte in a velvet-lined café. In the evening, catch a classical concert, or sip wine with the locals in a traditional Heuriger garden. Beyond Vienna, stroll the Baroque street of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music for a taste of the Alpine living, head to the snowy peaks and green valleys of Tirol. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Rick Steves Pocket Vienna

Rick Steves Pocket Vienna Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631216299
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 220
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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Included in Rick Steves Pocket Vienna: Sights: the Academy of Fine Arts, Am Hof Square, City Hall, Freud Museum, Mozarthaus Vienna Museum, the Opera, St. Peter's Church, and more Walks and Tours: Vienna City Walk, St. Stephen's Cathedral Tour, Ringstrasse Tram Tour, Hofburg Imperial Apartments Tour, Hofburg Treasury Tour, Kunsthistorisches Museum Tour



Rick Steves Tour Hofburg Imperial Apartments Vienna

Rick Steves Tour  Hofburg Imperial Apartments  Vienna Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631215513
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 12
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Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Hofburg Imperial Apartments, Vienna-for less than the price of a cappuccino-Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Hofburg Imperial Apartments, including when to go, how much it costs, and what's worth your time once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the royal rooms along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Hofburg Imperial Apartments, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket-and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Tour Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Rick Steves  Tour  Kunsthistorisches Museum  Vienna Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781612384665
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 13
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Rick Steves’ Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe’s most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna--for less than the price of a cappuccino--Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, including when to go, how much it costs, and what’s worth your time once you’re there. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the museum along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket--and on your smartphone. Rick Steves’ Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Eastern Europe

Rick Steves Eastern Europe Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631216145
Release 2017-07-03
Pages 1100
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Eastern Europe—including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Explore Eastern Europe's top cities, from the romantic spires of Prague and the steamy thermal baths of Budapest to charming Kraków and laid-back Ljubljana. Enjoy the imperial sights of Vienna and walking tours of exotic Dubrovnik. Then delve into the region's natural wonders: hike through the waterfall wonderland at Plitvice Lakes National Park, drive the winding road to the Julian Alps, and watch the sun dip slowly into the Adriatic from the Dalmatian Coast. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by train, bus, car, and boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Rick Steves Tour Ringstrasse Tram Vienna

Rick Steves Tour  Ringstrasse Tram  Vienna Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631215506
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 12
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Rick Steves’ Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe’s most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Ringstrasse Tram, Vienna—for less than the price of a cappuccino—Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a trip on the Ringstrasse Tram, including when to go, how much it costs, and what to keep an eye out for once you’re there. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the Ringstrasse along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Ringstrasse Tram, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves’ Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Tour St Stephen s Cathedral Vienna

Rick Steves Tour  St  Stephen   s Cathedral  Vienna Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631219450
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 13
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Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna—for less than the price of a cappuccino—Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, including when to go and what's worth your time once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the church along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Tour Hofburg Treasury Vienna

Rick Steves Tour  Hofburg Treasury  Vienna Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631215520
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 15
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Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Hofburg Treasury, Vienna—for less than the price of a cappuccino—Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Hofburg Treasury, including when to go, how much it costs, and what's worth your time once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the royal rooms along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Hofburg Treasury, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Tour Sch nbrunn Palace Vienna

Rick Steves Tour  Sch  nbrunn Palace  Vienna Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631215544
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 15
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Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, including when to go, how much it costs, and what to see once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Walk Vienna City Center

Rick Steves Walk  Vienna City Center Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631215483
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 16
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Rick Steves’ Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Vienna City Center, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Vienna's center—including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Vienna City Center is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves’ Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Prague The Czech Republic

Rick Steves Prague   The Czech Republic Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631216206
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 364
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Prague and the Czech Republic. With this book, you'll create your own unforgettable tour of the "Golden City of a Hundred Spires." Walk across Charles Bridge at twilight, stroll the grounds of Prague Castle, and wander through the city's stunning Old Town Square. Venture beyond Prague with day trips to the medieval villages of Bohemia. Visit local vintners in Moravia, where you can enjoy a wine-cellar serenade. Take a dip in the peat-bog spas of Trebon—a great way to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Rick's candid, humorous advice guides you to good-value hotels and restaurants in charming neighborhoods and villages. He gives you no-nonsense information on where to go and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Bosch and Bruegel

Bosch and Bruegel Author Joseph Leo Koerner
ISBN-10 9780691172286
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 448
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In this visually stunning and much anticipated book, acclaimed art historian Joseph Koerner casts the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel in a completely new light, revealing how the painting of everyday life was born from what seems its polar opposite: the depiction of an enemy hell-bent on destroying us. Supreme virtuoso of the bizarre, diabolic, and outlandish, Bosch embodies the phantasmagorical force of painting, while Bruegel, through his true-to-life landscapes and frank depictions of peasants, is the artistic avatar of the familiar and ordinary. But despite their differences, the works of these two artists are closely intertwined. Bruegel began his career imitating Bosch’s fantasies, and it was Bosch who launched almost the whole repertoire of later genre painting. But Bosch depicts everyday life in order to reveal it as an alluring trap set by a metaphysical enemy at war with God, whereas Bruegel shows this enemy to be nothing but a humanly fabricated mask. Attending closely to the visual cunning of these two towering masters, Koerner uncovers art history’s unexplored underside: the image itself as an enemy. An absorbing study of the dark paradoxes of human creativity, Bosch and Bruegel is also a timely account of how hatred can be converted into tolerance through the agency of art. It takes readers through all the major paintings, drawings, and prints of these two unforgettable artists—including Bosch’s notoriously elusive Garden of Earthly Delights, which forms the core of this historical tour de force. Elegantly written and abundantly illustrated, the book is based on Koerner’s A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, a series given annually at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.



Rick Steves Germany 2015

Rick Steves Germany 2015 Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781612389714
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 943
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Germany. This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Get the details on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a relaxing soak at a Black Forest mineral spa or take an exhilarating summer bobsled ride in the Bavarian Alps. Flash back to Berlin’s turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie; then celebrate the rebirth of Dresden and its glorious Frauenkirche. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around Germany by train, bus, and car. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Rick Steves Switzerland

Rick Steves Switzerland Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631213045
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 433
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland. This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Opera 101

Opera 101 Author Fred Plotkin
ISBN-10 9781401306007
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 512
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Opera is the fastest growing of all the performing arts, attracting audiences of all ages who are enthralled by the gorgeous music, vivid drama, and magnificent production values. If you've decided that the time has finally come to learn about opera and discover for yourself what it is about opera that sends your normally reserved friends into states of ecstatic abandon, this is the book for you. Opera 101 is recognized as the standard text in English for anyone who wants to become an opera lover--a clear, friendly, and truly complete handbook to learning how to listen to opera, whether on the radio, on recordings, or live at the opera house. Fred Plotkin, an internationally respected writer and teacher about opera who for many years was performance manager of the Metropolitan Opera, introduces the reader (whatever his or her level of musical knowledge) to all the elements that make up opera, including: A brief, entertaining history of opera; An explanation of key operatic concepts, from vocal types to musical conventions; Hints on the best way to approach the first opera you attend and how to best understand what is happening both offstage and on; Lists of recommended books and recordings, and the most complete traveler's guide to opera houses around the world. The major part of Opera 101 is devoted to an almost minute-by-minute analysis of eleven key operas, ranging from Verdi's thunderous masterpiece Rigoletto and Puccini's electrifying Tosca through works by Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Offenbach, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner, to the psychological complexities of Richard Strauss's Elektra. Once you have completed Opera 101, you will be prepared to see and hear any opera you encounter, thanks to this book's unprecedentedly detailed and enjoyable method of revealing the riches of opera.



Rick Steves Tour Roman Forum

Rick Steves  Tour  Roman Forum Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781612384351
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 15
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Rick Steves’ Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe’s most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Roman Forum--for less than the price of a cappuccino--Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Forum, including when to go, how much it costs, and what’s worth your time once you’re there. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the Forum along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Roman Forum is a tour guide in your pocket--and on your smartphone. Rick Steves’ Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Tour Louvre Museum Paris

Rick Steves  Tour  Louvre Museum  Paris Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781612384047
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 30
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Rick Steves’ Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe’s most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Louvre Museum, Paris--for less than the price of a café au lait--Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Louvre, including when to go, how much it costs, and what’s worth your time once you’re there. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the museum along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Louvre Museum, Paris is a tour guide in your pocket--and on your smartphone. Rick Steves’ Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.