Pocket Munich & Salzburg

  • Carry Munich in your pocket
  • Full color
  • Also includes day trips to Salzburg, Neuschwanstein Castle, and a bit of nearby Bavaria
  • Includes 11" x 20" foldout color map
  • Condensed and easy to use

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What's Included

In Rick Steves Pocket Munich & Salzburg you'll find only the best of those two cities — admittedly a tough call! The core of this book is five self-guided walks and tours that zero in on Munich's greatest sights and neighborhoods, plus two chapters on the best day trips (to Salzburg and to Neuschwanstein Castle). The rest of the book is a traveler's tool kit:​​

  • Practicalities
    • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
    • ​​Getting around Munich by tram, bus, metro, bike, and taxi
    • Basic tips on shopping, entertainment, managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
  • Self-guided Munich city walk
  • Self-guided tours
    • Munich Residenz
    • Museum Quarter Art Museums
    • Nymphenburg Palace
    • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
  • More great Munich sights: Descriptions, ratings, hours, and prices of Munich's other top attractions, from the Deutsches Museum to the English Garden to the BMW Museum
  • Salzburg day trip
    • Salzburg Old Town Walk
    • Salzburg's top sights: From the Hohensalzburg Fortress to Mozart's birthplace and apartments to recommended Sound of Music tours
    • Tips for catching a classical concert
  • Neuschwanstein Castle and "A Bit of Bavaria" day trip
  • Where to stay: Condensed listings for recommended hotels in easy-to-browse tables
  • Where to eat: Condensed listings for recommended cafés and restaurants in easy-to-browse tables
  • And more
    • Handy, full-color, 11" x 20" foldout map: Central Munich on one side, plus a schematic showing Greater Munich and close-ups of Nymphenburg Palace and the Dachau Memorial; on the other: Salzburg's Old Town, Munich transit map, and regional map of the area around Neuschwanstein Castle, along with a wider view of southeastern Bavaria
    • More full-color maps of Munich's neighborhoods and floor plans of museums and churches
    • Handy German survival phrases

Product Details

Author(s): Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw
Dimensions: 6" x 4 ½" x ½"
Weight: 8 oz
Pages: 187
Publication date: February 2024 (3rd edition)
Next edition arrives: Winter 2026

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