less obtained from local sources. The best Austrian time¬
tables are contained in 'Waldheini's Conducteur, which ap¬
pears at Vienna monthly.
Distances by road are given approximately in English
miles; but in the case of mountain-excursions they are ex¬
pressed by the time in which they can be accomplished by
average walkers. Heights are given in English feet (1 Engl.
ft. = 0,3048 metre), and the Populations from data furnished
by the most recent census.
Hotels. The Editor has endeavoured to enumerate, not
only the first-class hotels, but also others of a less pretending
kind, which may be safely selected by the 'voyageur en gar-
con', with little sacrifice of comfort and great saving of ex¬
penditure. Hotel-charges, as well as carriage-fares and fees
to guides, are liable to frequent variation, and generally have
a strong upward tendency; but these items, as stated in the
Handbook either from the personal experience of the Editor or
from data furnished by numerous correspondents, will at least
afford the traveller an approximate idea of his expenditure.
To hotel-keepers, tradesmen, and others the Editor begs
to intimate that a character for fair dealing towards trav¬
ellers forms the sole passport to his commendation, and that
advertisements of every kind are strictly excluded from his