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By Sebastian Wagner, Photographs By Jürgen Henkelmann, Photographs By Karl-Heinz Raach, Photographs By Martin Siepmann, Photographs By Horst Zielske, Photographs By Daniel Zielske



160 Pages, 9.5 x 12

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $43.95)

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9783800319671

Rights: US & CA

Verlagshaus Würzburg (Sep 2011)
Verlagshaus Wurzburg

Price: $34.95


Journeying into the heart of Europe, this guide travels the length of Germany, stretching from the coast of the North and Baltic seas to the precipitous peaks of the Alps, traversing many different natural and cultural landscapes. From the unique environment of the coastal mudflats through the plains of northern Germany and the midland hills to the highest point in the land, the Zugspitze, this illustrated volume depicts the country's geographical diversity in all its glory. Churches, castles, and palaces are depicted, bearing witness to a rich and turbulent past, from the magnificent cathedrals of the German emperors to the fairytale castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Medieval cities, such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Lübeck, and Wernigerode and modern metropolises boasting up-to-the-minute architectural constructions harbor many highlights of Germany's artistic and cultural history. Additional features tell of the Hanseatic League, the masters of medieval trade, castles, beer and wine, and of the great writers of Classical Weimar, Goethe and Schiller.

Author Biography

Sebastian Wagner is the author of numerous texts and articles on travel in Germany. Jürgen Henkelmann is a freelance photographer who lives and works in Berlin. He specializes in his native city and the five federal states of eastern Germany. Karl-Heinz Raach is a freelance photographer who specializes in travel photo journalism. His work has been featured in numerous books and magazine reports. Martin Siepmann is a freelance photographer and the author of many illustrated books on regional and international destinations. He has had his work published in numerous books on regional and international travel as well as in magazine reports and calendars. Horst Zielske and Daniel Zielskeare freelance landscape and architectural photographers whose work has been featured in many publications on Germany.