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Rick Steves Germany and Austria is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours, plus an excerpt from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Germany and Austria will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on Germany and Austria at http://www.ricksteves.com.

Rick Steves Germany and Austria is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours, plus an excerpt from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Germany and Austria will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on Germany and Austria at http://www.ricksteves.com.
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Rick Steves Germany and Austria is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours, plus an excerpt from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Germany and Austria will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on Germany and Austria at http://www.ricksteves.com.

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Episodes

Good-bye Audio Europe, hello "Travel with Rick Steves"

11/1/2018
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This marks the end of Rick's Audio Europe podcast. But the good news is there are two easy ways you can keep getting this content. The first way is to subscribe to the free, weekly “Travel with Rick Steves” radio show podcast on iTunes. It brings you all the great interviews you’ve come to love, in a longer format. Or, you can download the free “Rick Steves Audio Europe” app, which includes all of Rick's radio interviews — plus dozens of walking tours through Europe’s most interesting...

Duration:00:00:24

Intro from Rick Steves

3/23/2018
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Germany and Austria playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip, plus audio tours of these countries' historic sites and museums. For more info on traveling in Germany and Austria, see http://www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:01:20

Berlin City Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Germany's historic capital — once war-torn and divided — is now reunited and vibrant. From the Reichstag, we'll enter the Brandenburg Gate and stroll down Unter den Linden boulevard to Alexanderplatz. Allow 2 to 3 hours for this 2-and-a-half-mile walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:01:28:32

Munich City Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Germany's most-livable city is both modern and built on a human scale. From the glockenspiel of Marienhof, we'll walk through pedestrian malls, Baroque churches, markets, beerhalls, and WWII history. Allow two or three hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:01:12:38

Best of the Rhine Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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By train, car, or boat, explore the best 36-mile stretch of the 800-mile Rhine River. It's a fairytale world of medieval castles, vine-covered hills, half-timbered towns, and soul-stirring legends. Allow two to four hours for this tour. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:37:14

Rothenburg Town Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Rothenburg — nearly a thousand years old — is one of the best-preserved medieval towns anywhere. It’s a world of cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, and stone towers — all surrounded by a town wall. Allow one hour for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:01:04:35

Salzburg Town Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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The hills are alive with the sound of Rick's voice, as we visit the gracious city of Mozart, castles, baroque towers, pleasant cafes, and — everywhere you go — the Sound of Music. Allow about an hour for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:41:14

Vienna City Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Vienna is rich in history, the cradle of classical music, and one of Europe's most livable cities. From the Opera House to the Cathedral and Hofburg Palace, we'll explore the city's shops, cafes, chocolate, and Sacher torte. Allow about 90 minutes for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:55:49

Vienna's Cathedral of St. Stephen's Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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With its 450-foot steeple, this is the Gothic needle around which Vienna spins. Enjoy its soaring nave, a remarkable carved pulpit, and the chapel where Mozart was married. Allow 45 minutes for this tour. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:34:20

Vienna's Ringstrasse Tram Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Vienna's ring road around the city center is lined with classy buildings and leafy parks. A tram ride here is a pleasant introduction to Vienna's sights and history, while you rub elbows with the Viennese of today. Allow an hour for this tour. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:26:40

German Pop Culture

3/23/2018
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Germany-based tour guide Maisie Hitchcock explains how Germany's pop music continues to reflect the intense cultural changes experienced by the last two generations.

Duration:00:17:00

Liechtenstein — Reason to Celebrate

3/23/2018
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Author Dave Seminara describes what it's like to celebrate National Day in Liechtenstein, one of the world's smallest — and wealthiest — countries. His book is "Bed, Breakfast and Drunken Threats: Dispatches from the Margins of Europe."

Duration:00:11:51

What's on German Minds

11/17/2017
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Rick is joined by three German tour guides to get a German perspective on Deutschland's recent emergence as the leading nation of the European Union. Then they take calls to help listeners plan memorable German getaways.

Duration:00:28:53

German Christmas Markets

9/8/2017
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Germany’s outdoor Christmas markets are a traditional way people young and old enjoy preparing for the holidays. Tour guides describe the markets that are in full swing in German cities and towns each December.

Duration:00:12:01

Germany's Best Wursts

9/8/2017
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Tour guides from Berlin discuss their favorite sausages from Germany’s 1,500 varieties and explain why Germans love a good wurst no matter the time of year.

Duration:00:08:36

Berlin Memorials

7/11/2017
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German tour guides look at some of the most impressive memorials and monuments a traveler can visit to remember the lessons from Berlin's past.

Duration:00:12:11

Slow Train to Switzerland

7/11/2017
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Author Diccon Bewes explains how tourism as we know it was invented by middle-class, Victorian-era English travelers seeking a pleasure trip in the Swiss Alps. His new book is titled "Slow Train to Switzerland."

Duration:00:12:05

Karneval in the Rhineland

4/7/2016
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What Americans call Mardi Gras is also a big party in many pockets of Germany. German historian Fabian Rüger explains how Karneval is celebrated in the Rhineland.

Duration:00:10:00

Walking Vienna

12/4/2014
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Austrian guide Andrea Wolf walks us through the elegant streets of the former Habsburg capital, where living well is a way of life.

Duration:00:18:16

Swiss Mix

12/4/2014
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Two tour guides to Switzerland explain how that country pulls different cultures and language togethers to forge a unique national identity.

Duration:00:18:01