Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free eBooK: Stockholm - Eyewitness Travel Guide

Stockholm - Eyewitness Travel Guide 2009

This book is an exception to my general rule. DK Publishing has done a really good job of presenting this beautiful city in stunning color photography, good maps, and enough words to present the city completely and accurately. A visual guide to Stockholm makes sense because Stockholm is such a visually appealing city. It works. The aerial photograph of Gamla Stan that opens the catalog chapters of this guide will just blow your hair back!

Obviously, those readers and travelers who enjoy art and architecture will also enjoy this book.

The coverage is good, with chapters dedicated to Gamla Stan, the City Center, Blasieholmen, Skeppsholmen, Djurgarden, and (especially) Sodermalm. I was slightly disappointed that the "excursions" chapter did not include pieces on Visby and Uppsala, without a doubt the best excursions from Stockholm. The guide includes particularly good sections on Stockholm's many superb museums.

Listings are not entirely comprehensive, and tend to focus on the excruciatingly expensive luxury segment. If you're most concerned about a pragmatic guide with comprehensive listings covering the entire range of prices and options, the Rough Guide will be a better choice (but be sure to get a recent edition! Rough Guides go out of date quickly since they tend to focus on the quirky, "off-the-beaten-path" options).

This review is from: Stockholm (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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