at Frankfort on the Main, and issued monthly during
the summer season, and the 'Kursbuch' (2 m.), published
at Berlin, issued eight times a year.
Heights are given in English feet (1 Engl. ft. =
0,3048 metre = 0,938 Parisian ft. = 0,9 71 Prussian
ft.), Distances in English miles (except in the case of
mountain-excursions, where the time they occupy is given
as more convenient), and the Populations in accor¬
dance with the most recent census.
Hotels. The Editor has endeavoured to enumerate,
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. Although changes fre¬
quently take place, and prices generally have an upward
tendency, the average charges stated in the Handbook
will enable the traveller to form a fair estimate of his pro¬
bable expenditure. The value of the asterisks, which are
used as marks of commendation, is relative only; those
prefixed to town hotels and village inns signifying re¬
spectively that the houses are good of their kind.
The Editor regrets that he is unable to answer all
communications. To hotel-proprietors, tradesmen, and
others he begs to intimate that a character for fair deal¬
ing and courtesy towards travellers forms the sole pass¬
port to his commendation, and that advertisements of
every kind are strictly excluded from his Handbooks.