from the back cover
Germany. Deutschland. Birthplace of Beethoven, Brecht and Boris Becker. Set in the heart of Europe, it is a land with a turbulent past, a rich cultural heritage and a leading place among the world's industrialized nations. A land of poets and philosophers, famous for its fairy-tale castles, rolling hills, rivers and forests that are both mysterious and romantic. Its secenic beauty is enhanced by the Alps in the south and the sea in the north.
INSIGHT GUIDE;GERMANY takes the reader on an absorbing journey through a country of infinite charm and splendor, accompanied by lively text and breathtaking photography. This volume of more than 300 pages, captures the various moods and mannerisms of a place and its peoople, filling ti with all the ingredients necessary for that memorable trip to Germany.