Baedeckers

Back to the origins…

The guides, often referred to simply as “Baedekers” (a term sometimes used to refer to similar works from other publishers, or travel guides in general), contain, among other things, maps and introductions; information about routes and travel facilities; and descriptions of noteworthy buildings, sights, attractions and museums, written by specialists.

A collection of Baedeker European travel guides from the late 19th century. Baedekers were the first popular travel guide and are known for their detailed descriptions of cities and detailed maps. Check them out, online:

For sure many cities changed since those times. But it doesn’t matter. Go dive into the beautiful baedekers, to experience curious travels years ago.

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