Synopses & Reviews
Three fairytale capitals, peppered with domes and dungeons, spiked with spires, laced by dreamy bridges and overlooked by castles in the air - Vienna, Prague and Budapest are linked by Hapsburg history, battle-scarred in more recent centuries, but all still glorious, and all thriving today at the heart of modern Europe. From Vienna's wine cellars, legendary café scene and top-class classical music, through the beer halls, Baroque gardens and golden Gothic chapels of Prague, to Budapest's traditional baths and stately boulevards, romance and adventure are guaranteed. Excursions further afield to spa towns, castles, palaces, into the woods and up the Danube, combine with Cadogan's usual entertaining insights, add up to a trip that will never be forgotten.
* Practical travel advice
* Over 100 hand-picked places to stay
* Over 250 restaurants, wine cellars, bars and cafes
* Detailed city maps
* Pronunciation and language guide, with helpful phrases
* Food and drink specialties explained
* Top shopping and local markets uncovered
This new guide, in the popular three city format, will help you explore the beautiful cities of Vienna, Prague, and Budapest. Prague offers the ultimate romantic getaway with its stunning medieval Old Town, cobbled streets, gothic churches, and magnificent castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. The center of Vienna is UNESCO-listed and is a cultural paradise, featuring several excellent museums, the stately Imperial Palace that once served as the residence to the powerful Hapsburg dynasty, and Sigmund Freud's house. Meanwhile Budapest, a veritable fountain of medicinal waters, is home to dozens of swimming pools and bathing halls dating back to the Turkish Occupation and a wonderful place to relax in a spa after all that sight-seeing and shopping. Cadogan's unique three-city guide takes travelers to all these wonders and many more, offering fascinating commentary and personal recommendation on the best places to eat, stay, and shop.
Forget the usual city breaks to Paris, Rome, and Barcelona and explore these European gems with the help of Cadogan's unique three-city guide.
About the Author
is a full-time travel writer, author of the Cadogan guide to Dublin, coauthor of Flying Visits Mediterranean
, and fanatical updater of any title anywhere in Spain. She has lived in Japan, New York, and Spain, now lives in London when she's not traveling.
Matthew Gardner is a writer, traveler, and accomplished musician and composer. He has lived all over the world, including Mexico and India, and now lives in western Canada with his wife Alison and their baby.
Sadakat Kadri was born in London in 1964 of a Pakistani mother and Finnish father. He studied history and law at Trinity College, Cambridge, and took a masters degree at Harvard Law School. He is a qualified New York attorney and a practicing London barrister, and is currently writing a history of the criminal trial.