Kompass recreational maps providing extensive coverage of Austria and Germany plus the Slovenian Alps, with hiking and cycling routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Many titles are now printed on waterproof and tear-resistant plastic and/or published as competitively priced sets of two or more maps.
CARTOGRAPHY: the maps are contoured with additional shading, graphic relief and colouring to provide a more detailed picture of the terrain, vegetation and/or land use. Contour interval varies from 10m in the coastal areas of Northern Germany to 40 or 50 metres in the mountainous regions. All the maps highlight local and long-distance waymarked footpaths, including climbing trails. Most titles also show cycling routes, mountain bike trails, and, the in mountainous areas, ski routes. The maps indicate various types of accommodation (selected inns and hotels, youth hostels, campsites, mountain refuges), as well as recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Latest editions also show access by public transport with bus stops and/or Park+Ride facilities.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES: unless indicated to the contrary in the individual description, the maps have a UTM grid for GPS users.
MAP LEGEND: most maps now include full English legend, particularly titles covering the Alpine areas. Some maps covering mainly eastern Austria or the less popular parts of Germany may still have a legend in German only.
OTHER FEATURES: selected titles include on the reverse a panorama drawing of their area with names of villages, peaks, valleys, etc. and/or have a booklet with pictures of local wild flowers with their Latin names, as indicated in the individual description.
BOOKLETS: PLEASE NOTE BEFORE ORDERING! - many titles come with a booklet describing the area and/or various hiking routes. Unless indicated in the individual description that the booklet includes English, these booklets are in GERMAN only. The booklets are not necessary to use the maps since, as stated above, full English language map legend is provided.
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