Friday, 12 January 2018

Dresden Marco Polo Guide (guidebook) (review)

Went tro Dresden in Germany in December 2017 and bought a guidebook before leaving so we knew where we where gonna look at. Here is the review of the very crappy guide book we bought (the Map was excellent)

About the guide book

Marco Polo Dresden: TheTravel Guide with Insider Tips

This compact, straightforward guide is clearly structured for ease of use. It gets you right to the heart of the city, and provides you with all the latest information and lots of Insider Tips for a thrilling city adventure.

- Includes a road atlas and an additional pull-out map
- Clear, user-friendly structure and layout
- Get your bearings with the 'Where to Start' panels and ensure you don't miss out on the key sights using the 'Highlights' section
- The 'Best Of' pages feature unique aspects of the city and also suggest places to go for free, tips for things to do when it's raining and good places to relax.

Insider Tips and much more besides: Marco Polo enables you to fully experience Saxony's 'Florence on the Elbe', from early till late. With this Marco Pologuide you'll arrive in the city and know immediately where to start. Discover what other attractions there are apart from the Zwinger and the Semper Opera House; where you can listen to the stories from the Arabian Nights under amagical glass dome in the alluring atmosphere of the 'tobacco mosque'; and what the rebuilt Frauenkirche owes to the son of a British bomber pilot.

With the Marco Polo Walking Tours you can explore Dresden along specific routes, and the Low Budget tips help you to save money. The author's Insider Tips encourage you to experience the city in an individual and authentic way.Contains a street atlas as well as a folding pull-out map. Don't go on holiday without a Marco Polo guide!

My Thoughts

So I love travel and I do love guide books and before Christmas we decided to go to Dresden of some Christmas shopping. We thought we needed a guide book and the only one for Dresden we could find was this one so we bought it. The book has an excellent map and the information in it is good BUT what makes this book more or less useless is that there is no pictures. There are so many building and things it describe but being there we had no idea what the book where talking about so we just used the map. Without picture of the buildings and things it is talking about it is useless because you have no idea what you are looking at and if the text is about that one or something different.

Also a lot of the information in it is way out of date so it wasn't a very big help.It states in the description it has up to date information, but it is only up to date if you used it 3-5 years ago.

 Love the map and will keep the map but the guide book itself is useless

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