approximately equal to 5/g Engl. M., or 8 kil. = 5 M. (nearly). See
also p. xxiii.
In the Handbook are enumerated both the flrst-class hôtels and
those of humbler pretensions. The latter may often be selected by
the 'voyageur en garçon' with little sacrifice of real comfort, and
considérable saving of expenditure. Those which the Editor, either
from his own expérience, or from an examination of the numerous
hotel-bills sent him by travellers of différent nationalities, believes
to be most worthy of commendation, are denoted by asterisks. It
should, however, be borne in mind that hôtels are liable to constant
changes , and that the treatment experienced by the traveller often
dépends on circumstances which can neither be foreseen nor con-
trolled. Although priées generally hâve an upward tendency, the
average charges stated in the Handbook will enable the traveller to
form a fair estimate of his expenditure.
To hotel-proprietors, tradesmen, and others the Editor begs to
intimate that a character for fair dealing and courtesy towards trav¬
ellers forms the sole passport to his commendation , and that ad-
vertisements of every kind are strictly excluded from his Hand-
books. Hotel-keepers are also warned against persons representing
themselves as agents for Baedeker's Handbooks.