Karl Baedeker

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Karl Baedeker (3 November 18014 October 1859) was a German publisher whose company Baedeker set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists.


  • Oxford is on the whole more attractive than Cambridge to the ordinary visitor; and the traveller is therefore recommended to visit Cambridge first, or to omit it altogether if he cannot visit both.
    • Baedeker's Great Britain (1887), "From London to Oxford".

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