Germany, Austria, Hungary

Germany, Austria, Hungary  Audio Travel Guides

These three countries sitting at the heart of Europe have seen more than their fair share of history. Germany was at the heart of the two World Wars and was then ripped apart by the Iron Curtain. Austria and Hungary have both been central to centuries of unfolding history… CitySounds.Travel guides will take you to see Gustav Klimt’s fabulous painting “The Kiss” in fabulous, Imperial Vienna …

  1. Hear all about Hitler’s underground bunker where he killed himself in 1945 as the Red Army approached…
  2. Hear about Archduke Frans Ferdinand was assassinated as you stand beside his car in Vienna…
  3. Hear how Hungarian freedom fighters begged for help as the Russians crushed them in 1956…

Berlin is one of Europe’s great, historic cities. As capital of a wealthy, reunited Germany it offers all the pleasures of the flesh too … interesting eating and drinking and shopping. But obviously it is also Berlin’s troubled history that…

Berlin is one of Europe’s great, historic cities. As capital of a wealthy, reunited Germany it offers all the pleasures of the flesh too … interesting eating and drinking and shopping. But obviously it is also Berlin’s troubled history that…

Fresh content recorded and added November 2014... Berlin is one of Europe’s great, historic cities. As capital of a wealthy, reunited Germany it offers all the pleasures of the flesh too … interesting eating and drinking and shopping. But obviously…

Fresh content recorded and added November 2014 ... Berlin is one of Europe’s great, historic cities. As capital of a wealthy, reunited Germany it offers all the pleasures of the flesh too … interesting eating and drinking and shopping. But…

This extra free guide comes from Richard E Grant the actor whose TV series on the world's hotels included a visit to these two Berlin hotels with piles of history behind them. Obviously I can't charge for something I've borrowed.…

Budapest only became a single city in the late 1800s so it's very easy to divide a series of walking tours into the historic Buda side with its medieval castle... modern day National Gallery ... the fabulously restored Nicholas Church…

Budapest only became a single city in the late 1800s so it's very easy to divide a series of walking tours into the historic Buda side with its medieval castle... modern day National Gallery ... the fabulously restored Nicholas Church…

Budapest only became a single city in the late 1800s so it's very easy to divide a series of walking tours into the historic Buda side with its medieval castle... modern day National Gallery ... the fabulously restored Nicholas Church…

Vienna is one of Europe's most historic and most appealing cities. It was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and has a long and important history. Vienna was the seat of the Habsburgs who ruled the Holy Roman Empire for…

Vienna is one of Europe's most historic and most appealing cities. It was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and has a long and important history. Vienna was the seat of the Habsburgs who ruled the Holy Roman Empire for…

Vienna is one of Europe's most historic and most appealing cities. It was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and has a long and important history. Vienna was the seat of the Habsburgs who ruled the Holy Roman Empire for…

Berchtesgaden has its sadder historical connections with Hitler's Eagles Nest high above the town where the Nazi Fuhrer holidayed in the late 1930s and 1940s - BUT there's a lot of history and the folk culture of Bavaria down in…

Bernkastel is Germanic quaint personified. It's a delightful little town with a medieval feel to it, pretty little squares, walks along the banks of the river Mosel and more walks around the vineyard-covered hills and lots of excellent upmarket restaurants,…

Cochem - another of the attractive, quaint historic towns on the Mosel. Plenty of places to drink the glorious, fruity wines of the Mosel. They don't all have to be sweet - particularly if you pick the better "mit pradikat"…

Hamburg is essentially a waterside city. You can take trips on canals within the city, on the large Alster lake or into the huge port on the River Elbe. Riverside entertainment area has developed from old warehouse district. Don’t miss…

Mainz is one of Germany's most historic religious centres. But it offers a lot more than just its history. It's a lively and classy shopping centre and with the good restaurants and bars to go with that ... like this…

Munich is southern Germany's capital city and also the capital of Bavaria. It's eleganty and lively with a strong cultural scene. Of course there are all the beer halls to visit and the Beerfest in October every year, but you'll…

Rudesheim has all the makings of a shameless tourist trap but if you join in the wine-induced jollity then it's a pretty little place. The narrow alleys are full of people eating and drinking, singing and carousing in a very…

Trier is a city with a long history. It was founded by the Romans and the old Black Gate - the Porta Nigra still stands. There are fine remains of palaces and basilicas and a Baroque Cathedral. This was also…