Guide (reference book)
As leaders called reference books are books , books and the like that contain information about various topics, places or institutions. They are also named with the English term guide and are either structured thematically, alphabetically or by location. In some cases, reviews of the objects described are given, such as the awarding of stars for restaurants and accommodation as well as places of interest in travel guides.
One of the earliest travel guides is the German-language reference work created by the geographer Johann Gottfried Gregorii in 1711 "The now flourishing Thuringia in its most illustrious and glorious heads" ( sic !) For travelers to Thuringia with information on residents, history, legends, sights (buildings, educational institutions, Collections, libraries), personalities and hotel business. For Weimar, for example, he recommended a visit to the ducal library in Weimar and an overnight stay in the Hotel Elephant .
Heinrich August Ottokar Reichard (1751–1828), writer and journalist from Gotha , also wrote early travel guides . His books were so well known in France that the words Guide Reichard (Eng. "Reichard-Führer") are still used as a generic term for travel guides .
From the middle of the 19th century, the market for German-language travel guides was so largely dominated by the Baedeker publishing house and its founder of the same name that even competitors quoted his main work to prove their own information. To this day, this has resulted in travel guides being sometimes referred to as Baedeker for short, although there are now significantly more providers.
- Exhibitions and museums
- freetime and sports
- Art, culture and music
- Travel and restaurants
- travel Guide
- Restaurant guide
- geographic depths, e.g. B. for all cities of a country , regions or landscapes
- target group-oriented specializations, e.g. B. for individual travelers , Interrailers , camping guides or guides for cyclists
- Specializations and restrictions, e.g. B. a guide for toy museums only or a restaurant guide for particularly cheap restaurants
- Program booklet , a brief brochure on the game plan
- Exhibition catalog , extensive accompanying documentation as a book or illustrated book
- Audio guide , portable sound carriers with information about cities, sights and museums, and the like
- Travel blog , weblog with descriptions of partly subjective travel impressions.
- Wikitravel , as a travel wiki
- Wikivoyage , as a free travel guide based on a wiki
- GPS tracks for tour planning for all kinds of outdoor activities
- Thuringia, which is now flourishing, in its most lucid and glorious heads / presented by Johann Gottfried Gregorii , Erfurt 1711; Bavarian State Library, Munich
- Audio contribution: The Invention of Tourism in Central Germany - The Passenger on the Journey (Part 1) and Part 2 on www.mdr-figaro.de , from January 2nd and 7th 2013.
- August Mandl : From Vienna to Trieste, along with journeys from Bodenbach, Olmütz, Krakow, Linz, Pesth to Vienna and from Trieste to Venice. Travel guide for all stations of the KK Priv. Southern runway . Literary-artistic department of the Austrian Lloyd, 2nd edition. Trieste 1860, p. 207.