This is Switzerland's second largest city (behind Zurich), with 178,900 residents, and is heavily influenced by its French neighbors to the west and south. Here you'll find the quintessence or haute ecole of everything Switzerland stands for in the new century: beauty, wealth, education, international relations and culture, not to mention romantic scenery at its finest. One aspect of Geneva that is hard to miss is the Genevois' love of food. In fact, Geneva is home to more restaurants per capita (over 1,100 in total) than any other major city in the world -including Manhattan. A visitor will also note that the Genevois serve an unusual proponderance of organ meat dishes, known as "abats." Everything from blood pudding -"boudin noir" -to pickled pigs feet are popular and commonplace here. Geneva has over 30 museums and private galleries, all of which contain prestigious private and public displays of art work, historical documents and cultural highlights. Geneva offers a diverse variety of cultural and sporting events such as classical music concerts, open-air movies on the lakeshore, as well as various trade fairs. Annually Geneva is home to the Inventions and New Techniques Fair, a rousing Automobile Show, an International Book and Press Fair and the High Watchmaking Fair. This is based on our comprehensive Adventure Guide to Switzerland, which is close to 600 pages in the print version. Here, we focus on Geneva and the surrounding area in Switzerland's western portion. Among the many towns described are Lausanne, Montreux, Neufchatel, Fribourg and Gruyeres. Also included is a detailed introduction with full information about what you need to know when visiting Switzerland. Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a feast for the eyes, with azure-blue lakes that shine brilliantly against the greenest slopes of the surrounding Alps. Its picturesque villages and chic towns are accessible via high-speed trains, which whisk travelers around at amazing speeds, though many opt to travel by longboat on some of the country's tranquil waterways. It is one of the world's most advanced industrialized nations, yet its towns and cities are incredibly clean. It also has the distinction of being one of the oldest democracies. Part-time Swiss resident Kimberly Rinker has lived and worked here for years. She tells of little-known attractions as well as major tourist draws and everything in-between.
Discover the length and breadth of Germany with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to check out Berlin's art galleries, cruise down the Rhine Valley or go wine-tasting along the Mosel Weinstrasse, The Rough Guide to Germany will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout- navigate Rügen's meandering coastline or Munich's Altstadt without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Germany's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Berlin and Brandenburg; Saxony, including Leipzig and Dresden; Saxony-Anhalt and the Harz; Thuringia, including Weimar; Franconia (Northern Bavaria), including Nuremberg and Bamberg; Munich and central Bavaria; the Alps and eastern Bavaria; Baden-Württemberg, including Stuttgart and Heidelberg; the Black Forest; Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland; Frankfurt and Hesse; North-Rhine Westphalia, including Cologne; Lower Saxony and Bremen, including Hannover; Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein; Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. - Attractions include: Berlin Wall Memorial, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Bode Valley, Amalienburg, Ulm Münster, Baden-Baden spas, Europa-Park, Schauinsland cable car, the Romantic Rhine, Schloss Neuschwanstein, the Altmühltal nature reserve, the Romantic Road, Berchtesgadener Land, Aachen cathedral, Folkwang collection, Essen, North Sea island-hopping, Schwerin Schloss, to name but a few. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, travelling with children, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, books, film and music, plus a handy language section and glossary.
The DK Eyewitness Switzerland Travel Guide is your indispensible guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Switzerland effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Switzerland Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
In this informative travel guide, readers are given descriptions of over 50 walks and hikes; advice on how to trek sensitively in delicate Alpine ecosystems and details on Alpine flora and fauna; suggestions of places to stay along the way for a range of budgets; and a four-way language section in English, German, French and Italian.
Flower-decked timber chalets... Clear turquoise lakes set against a backdrop of snowy peaks... Paddle-boats from a bygone era... Mountain rivers and streams, forming a twirling kaleidoscope of silver... Pristine snowfields, sparkling waterfalls, majestic glaciers... Picturesque rack-railways, funiculars and cable-cars... Vertiginous heights offering breathtaking panoramas... Welcoming towns and villages... Are these really tired clichés? No, far from it, because this is what Switzerland is all about. Seen as a haven of prosperity nestling at the heart of Europe, the Swiss Confederation is a comparatively small country yet it bas so much to offer to visitors: modern tourist resorts, unique cultural traditions, carefully preserved nature parks and a wide variety of landscapes and languages. For many centuries, the Swiss people have been renowned for their strong sense of hospitality, a fact exemplified by the many festivals held in this country every year: Basel Carnival, Locarno Film Festival, Jazz Festivals at Bern and Ascona, music and comedy festivals in Montreux, to name but a few... The winter season is wonderful in Switzerland, where the many fine ski resorts (Davos, Saas Fee, Sankt Moritz, Zermatt, Crans-Montana and Verbier...) provide excellent conditions for all kinds of skiing and other winter sports... including relaxing in the sun!
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Author: Ralph Prince
Publisher: Independently Published
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Wool Production and the Wool Trade from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century
Author: Carla Rahn Phillips
Category: Business & Economics
In Spain's Golden Fleece, Carla Rahn Phillips and William D. Phillips, Jr., offer the first authoritative history of Spain's vital wool industry. They show how wool was crucial both to Spain's domestic income and to the flourishing European textile industries that depended on the incomparable wool of Spanish Merino sheep. The authors begin by offering a broad and longterm look at the growth, dominance, and decline of the herding economy. They explain the components of wool production, from herding to shearing to preparing the wool for market. And they examine the evolution of the woolen textile industry in Spain and the export trade in raw wool.
A gold mine of information, fun, adventure, culture, and history, this comprehensive guide includes everything from a Bay Area calendar of events to the warmest places to sit in Candlestick Park. Features restaurants, major sights, neighborhood walks, parks, art museums, galleries, and more.
Lonely Planet's Switzerland is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ogle the glowing Matterhorn and enjoy après-ski in Zermatt, stroll Geneva's Old Town streets, hike through flower-strewn meadows, and hop aboard the Glacier express -all with your trusted travel companion.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Switzerland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ski through fresh powder in the Swiss Alps, listen to cowbells while enjoying a picnic in a mountain meadow, or feast on fondue in Gruyeres; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Switzerland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Switzerland Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, alpine villages, architecture, sports, landscapes, cuisine, wine, and more Over 70 local maps Covers Geneva, Lake Geneva, Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Jura, Basel, Aargau, Mittelland, Bernese Oberland, Valais, Central Switzerland, Zurich, Northeastern Switzerland, Ticino, Liechtenstein, Graubunden, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Switzerland, our most comprehensive guide to Switzerland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide that focuses on Switzerland's highlights? Check out Lonely Planet'sDiscover Switzerland, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Central Europe, a comprehensive guide to all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Nicola Williams, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark and Sally O'Brien. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
A region-by-region traveler's guide to Switzerland that contains maps, itineraries, prices, hours of operation, phone numbers, and detailed information on sites to see, lodging, dining, and activities; also includes a book and video list, A-Z travel tips, a vocabulary guide, and a full-color pull-out map of all of Switzerland.
Austria and Germany in one volume, featuring inexpensive restaurants and lodgings, and a range of outdoor activities, including skiing and biking. Since reunification, Germany has undergone social, political and cultural change and the city of Berlin is one of the subjects of in-depth coverage.