the summer season, or the official 'Coursbuc/i (20 Sgr.),
published at Berlin, issued seven or eight times during
the year, will be found useful.
Altitudes are given in English feet (1 Engl. ft. =
0,3048 metre = 0,938 Parisian ft. = 0,971 Prussian
ft.), Distances in English miles (except in the case of
mountain excursions, in which the time they occupy is
more convenient), and the Populations from data furnished
by the most recent census.
Hotels. The Editor believes he consults the wishes
and convenience of a number of his readers by enumer¬
ating, not only the first-class hotels, but others also of
more modest pretensions, which may be safely selected
by the 'voyageur en garcon', with little sacrifice of
comfort and great saving of expenditure. The average
charges quoted in the following pages have either been
tested by the Editor himself, or have been gathered
from the numberless bills with which he has been
furnished from various quarters. Hotel charges, as well
as carriage fares and fees to guides, are constantly
fluctuating; but these items of expenditure, given ap¬
proximately , will be of service to the traveller, by
enabling him to form a fair estimate of the demands
which can justly be made up on him.