The Girl's Own Outdoor Book, Ed. by C. Peters

The Girl's Own Outdoor Book, Ed. by C. Peters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... finest, it is said, of all the Alpine gorges; then on by train to Zell-amSee, a most charming spot on the Zeller See. Here you can ascend the Schmitten Hohe, a mountain rising at the back of the town, from which a wonderful view is obtained of the Grosse Glockner range. From Zell-am-See you continue by rail to Worgl, from which point you may visit Insbruck, or turn north to Rosenheim, and back from thence to Salzburg. These tours here suggested will give the traveller a very good idea of the splendid scenery to be met with in that part of Europe. It is not an expensive place for travelling, though, of course, to reach Salzburg itself entails some outlay, as the distance from London is not inconsiderable. These outlines, it is hoped, will enable my readers to form some plans if they meditate a visit to 'the playground of Europe, ' or to the, to my mind, quite as beautiful and less overrun Salzkammergut and Eastern Bavaria. Before bringing our remarks on travelling to a conclusion, I think I may venture on a few more suggestions as to localities for a summer holiday. It is true I have but touched, so to speak, the edge of the subject of either home or foreign travel. I have left out of view, indeed, many places which are popular resorts of English folk, such as the Channel Islands, Normandy, or Brittany, and have suggested remote parts of the Continent. I have passed them by, while naming and extolling the beauties of the Salzkammergut or Bdhmer Wald, and possibly have been considered as highly eclectic and devoid of good taste. But then I must remind my readers of what I have stated more than once--that these pages are not intended as a comprehensive and condensed series of guide books to various countries, but rather to invite the attention of...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607163
  • 9781236607164