From hip and sexy Berlin to tradition-laden Munich, Fodor’s Germany covers the best Germany has to offer. This full-color guide will help travelers plan the perfect trip, from scenic drives through quaint half-timber towns to wine tasting in the country’s top wine regions. NEW THIS EDITION: U.S. arrivals to Berlin are up 17.5% from 2000 to 2012 and overnight stays have increased 16.4%. For Fodor’s Germany, we will expand our Berlin coverage, including the hottest restaurants, galleries, nightlife, and new hotels. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Fodor's Germany has almost 100 more pages than Frommer’s and Lonely Planet, including more complete coverage of the country’s most popular cities, towns, and tour routes. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Beautiful illustrated features help travelers plan their trip to celebrate Munich’s famed Oktoberfest, give history and tips on visiting Germany’s top castles, and provide wine tasting itineraries in the Mosel Valley. There is also a breakdown of wine and beer in Germany as well as the top varieties by region, so travelers know what and where to sip. Themed spotlights on the regions’ foods, markets, and history help readers get delve deeper into German culture. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor’s Germany makes trip planning easy with Top Attractions, Top Experiences, Great Itineraries, and a map with travel times by train. There are also short one-to-two day scenic drives, bike rides, and river cruises. Each chapter also has a helpful planning section with a color orientation map. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Germany offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.