German Phrase Book & Dictionary

German Phrase Book & Dictionary
  • Key words and phrases for travelers
  • In full color, with color coding for easy navigation
  • Handy pocket-size format
  • Menu decoder and phone instructions
  • German–English dictionary

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What's Included

After decades of close-to-the-ground travel through Europe, Rick Steves has learned which German words and phrases are important for independent travelers — and which ones are worthless outside of four-star hotels. This pocket-sized volume is packed with practical words and phrases designed to help you enjoy a better trip.

You'll find key German words and phrases covering:

  • Travel in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by train, car, city transit, and taxi
  • Shopping, money, entertainment, activities
  • Sightseeing, technology, sleeping
  • Germanic food, wine, and beer, with extensive descriptions
  • Travel talk, health, love, curse words
  • German tongue twisters and gestures

Wait — there's more:

  • Detailed German–English and English–German traveler's dictionary
  • Helpful German–English and English–German menu decoder
  • Tips for using mobile devices and getting online
  • Phrases for making reservations over the phone
  • Maps to aid in conversations
  • Words and phrases designed to help you make friends with German speakers

Product Details

Author(s): Rick Steves
Dimensions: 5 ½" x 3 ¾" x ½"
Weight: 7 oz
Pages: 434
Publication date: September 2019 (8th edition)
Next edition arrives: TBD

Is This the Right Book for Me?

If your trip will focus primarily on German-speaking areas, this single-language phrase book is your best value.

If you'll be traveling to Italian- or French-speaking areas as well, Rick Steves' French, Italian & German Phrase Book might be the better buy. It contains all the essentials of each single-language phrase book, but without a dictionary, and with fewer travel tips (and it's in two-color, not full color).