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Sarcasm Mars Otherwise Useful Book, 6. Dezember 1999
This lighthearted and otherwise sound book is tripped up by its occasional harsh treatment of some German areas or cities, in particular those in the former East Germany. Case in point is Frankfurt/Oder which is an historic, former East German city that sits across the Oder River from Poland.
In both this book and a similar one on Berlin by Lonely Planet, the writers appear to go out of their way to bash Frankfurt/Oder with petty criticisms ranging from the architecture to the people. I made a day trip to check out Frankfurt/Oder after reading such a review, thinking to myself that it can't be as bad as the writers at Lonely Planet say. My experiences were much the opposite, with friendly and helpful people, a charming downtown with picturesque streetcars, and a panoromic view of Poland across the Oder River from a walkway. Is it as charming as, say, Heidelberg or Bamberg? No, but it is very East German in contrast.
Take some of the advice with a grain of salt in this book and go with an open mind to enjoy the uniqueness of East German life before it disappers.