Griebens Reise-Bibliothek

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Cover of Die Vulkanische Eifel, 1889
Cover of Schwarzwald, 1890
Cover of Rhein-Reise, 1900
Cover of Norway and Copenhagen, 1910
Cover of Holland, Griebens Reiseführer, 1912

Griebens Reise-Bibliothek (est.1853) was a series of German-language travel guide books to Europe, founded by Theobald Grieben of Berlin.[1] Some titles occasionally appeared in English or French language editions. Compared with its competitor Baedeker, Griebens was "cheaper and less detailed."[2] A 1914 British reviewer judged it "informative and not bulky, going easily into the coat pocket."[3] Readers included Thomas Wolfe.[4] In 1863 publisher Albert Goldschmidt bought the series and continued it;[5] in the 1890s the Goldschmidt office sat on Köthener Straße [de] in Berlin. By the 1950s Griebens was issued by Jürgen E. Rohde of Munich.[6]

List of titles by geographic coverage[edit]


  • Bayr, Hochland, Salzburg, Salzkammergut. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1920.
  • Wien (in German). 1903.


  • H. T. Luks (1891). Belgien und Holland. Griebens Reise-Bibliothek (in German). 22 (5th ed.). Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt – via Google Books. + index
  • Belgium. Grieben's Guide Books. 141. London: Williams & Norgate. 1910. (in English) + index
  • Brussel (in German).

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Prag (in German) (5th ed.). 1877.

Great Britain[edit]

  • London (in German).



  • Berlin. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. 1920 – via Internet Archive.
    • Berlin. (in English)
  • Berlin, Potsdam und Umgebungen (in German). 6 (37th ed.). 1891.
  • Bremen (in German).
  • Breslau (in German).
  • Cassel und Wilhelmshöhe. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1919.
  • Deutschland (in German).
  • Dresden (in German) (2nd ed.). 1857.
  • Düsseldorf (in German).
  • Frankfurt a.M. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1912.
  • Freiburg i. Br (in German).
  • Hamburg. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1912.
  • Hannover und Hildesheim. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 151 (2nd ed.). Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. 1914 – via HathiTrust.
  • Heidelberg und Neckerthal. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1918.
  • Kiel. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1913.
  • Köln und Düsseldorf (in German).
  • Leipzig (in German).
  • Mecklenburg. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1919.
  • München (in German) (11th ed.). 1867.
  • Nürnberg (in German) (3rd ed.). 1873.
  • Potsdam (in German).
  • Kleiner Führer für die Rhein-Reise von Köln bis Frankfurt. Griebens Reisebücher (in German). 75. Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. 1900 – via Google Books.
  • Die Sächsische Schweiz mit dem angrenzenden Böhmischen Mittelgebirge. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 16. Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. 1921.
  • Strassburg (in German). 1914.
  • Stuttgart (in German).
  • Thüringen. Griebens Reiseführer (in German). 1919.
  • Die Vulkanische Eifel (in German). 32. 1889 – via Europeana.


  • Athen und Umgebung. Grieben Reisefuhrer. 1937.



  • Holland. Griebens Reisführer (in German). 98 (13th ed.). 1912–1913. OCLC 249915529.CS1 maint: Date format (link)



  • Saint-Petersbourg (in French). 27 (11th ed.). Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. 1887 – via HathiTrust.


  • Finland (in German).
  • Kopenhagen (in German).
  • Schweden, Norwegen und Danemark (in German).
  • Stockholm (in German). 1886.


  • Theodor Stromer, ed. (1891). Die Schweiz. Griebens Reise-Bibliothek (in German). 23 (15th ed.). Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. + index
    • Theodor Stromer, ed. (1895). Die Schweiz. Griebens Reisebücher (in German). 23 (17th ed.). Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. + index
    • 1907 ed.
  • Switzerland. Grieben's Guide Books. 123 (2nd ed.). Berlin: Albert Goldschmidt. 1912. (in English) + index

United States of America[edit]

  • Eugen Comely (1893). New York und Chicago (in German). 86. OCLC 258230238.


  1. ^ "Carl Leopold Eberhard Theobald Grieben", Neue Deutsche Biographie (in German), 1966 – via Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ Rudy Koshar (July 1998). "'What Ought to Be Seen': Tourists' Guidebooks and National Identities in Modern Germany and Europe". Journal of Contemporary History. 33. JSTOR 261119.
  3. ^ "Among the Books", T.P.'s Weekly, London, June 26, 1914
  4. ^ Ted Mitchell, ed. (2006). Thomas Wolfe: An Illustrated Biography. Pegasus. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-933648-10-1.
  5. ^ Georg Jäger [1] (2001). "Sachbuch- und Ratgeberverlag (Publishers of Nonfiction and Guidebooks)". Geschichte des Deutschen Buchhandels im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (in German). Frankfurt: Buchhandler-Vereinigung GmbH. ISBN 978-3-11-095617-7.
  6. ^ Johannes Paulmann (2007). "Representation without Emulation: German Cultural Diplomacy in Search of Integration and Self-Assurance during the Adenauer Era". German Politics & Society. 25. JSTOR 23742817.

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