Many Gate 1 travellers enjoy reading about their destination – either in advance of their trip or while on the road – as a way of adding context to their visit.
Whether reading a traditional guide book, learning about the history and culture, or simply enjoying a fictional novel set in the destination, a good book can add greatly to your experience. We asked our Tour Managers and staff to recommend books and films which past guests may have enjoyed.
CENTRAL EUROPE: Books
The Eclipse of the Crescent Moon or Slave of the Huns by Géza Gárdonyi
A Modern Midas: A Romance by Mór Jókai
Fatelessness by Imre Kertész
How to be an Alien or How to be Poor by George Mikes
Csardas by Diane Pearson
Who Loves You Like This by Edith Bruck
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Kasztner’s Train by Anna Porter
Imprimatur or Secretum or Veritas by Monaldi & Sorti
Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler by Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw
The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michener
I Served the King of England or Bambini di Praga 1947 by Bohumil Hrabal
Franz Kafka and Prague by Harald Salfellner
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Old Czech Legends by Alois Jirásek
The Golem by Gustav Meyrink
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hašek
The above list does not constitute an endorsement of any authors, books or films listed, it is merely a collection of guests’ recommendations and hopefully will give you some literary inspriation.