Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands

Wow! These are four countries that have made a huge contribution to world society. Germany: Centuries of acclaimed musisicans: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Stockhausen; Artists: Dürer, Grünewald, Marc, Dix; Art and Architectural Movements: Expressionism, Bauhaus; Authors: von Goethe, Mann, Hesse, and The Brothers Grimm! The genius Albert Einstein. Some of the finest motorcars ever manufactured: Porche, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz. Don't forget famous German foods, such as Sauerbraten, Dumplings, and Black Forest Cake. And in religion, the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther. On the dark side of Germany there is of course Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. The list in endless.

From Austria comes Mozart, Schubert, and Berg. Johann Strauss and the Viennese Waltz. Viennese Stained Glass from the Art Nouveau era. Sigmund Freud. Rainer Maria Rilke. Wiener Schnitzel.

Switzerland. A country of beautiful lakes and mountains. Swiss watches and Swiss Cheese. CERN. Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Johanna Spyri, the creator of the beloved children's book, Heidi.

With The Netherlands, (meaning "Low Country,"), we envision peaceful windmills and acres of gorgeous tulips and the clap of wooden shoes. But from this tiny country has come some of the world's great artists: Jan van Eyck, Rembrandt van Rijn, van Gogh, Mondriaan, M.C. Escher. One of the world's finest modern orchestras, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. And the well-known Renaissance musician Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. The Netherlands are sometimes referred to as Holland, but technically, that is only one particular region on the western coast of the country.

The reason I grouped them together is because I don't have that many book reviews pertaining to these individual countries. That may change at some point. But for now, this is the index where you can find books reviewed on this site that were written in any of these languages and translated into English, or books that pertain to any of these countries, for instance the setting of the story, or any other strong reference to the country, its people, art, culture, etc..

Germany: Ludwig van Beethoven

Books Translated into English

From German

Death in Venice
Demian
Narcissus and Goldmund
The Sorrows of Young Werther

Austria: Einspaenner Coffee

Austria: Wiener Schnitzel

Books Pertaining to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or The Netherlands

Set in or Pertaining to Germany or Germans

The Gambler
The Good Soldier
Journey to the Center of the Earth
One of Ours
The Riddle of the Sands
The Thirty-Nine Steps
Three Lives

Non-Fiction

A History of the Vikings

Set or Travel in Switzerland

Angels & Demons
Daisy Miller
Frankenstein
The Immoralist
Under Western Eyes

Strong Dutch Theme

Almayer's Folly
Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Dutch Non-Fiction

Old Ship Figure-Heads and Sterns

Collections with at least One Story Pertaining to these Countries

Best Ghost and Horror Stories (Bram Stoker)
The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle
Black Spirits & White: A Book of Ghost Stories
Classic Ghost Stories by Wilkie Collins. . . and Others

The Swiss Alps

Coloring Books Pertaining to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or The Netherlands

Stained Glass Coloring Books

Art Nouveau Windows

Standard Coloring Books

Cavalier and Puritan Fashions
Sleeping Beauty

Dutch Painter Jan van Eyck: The Annunciation

Art and Design from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and The Netherlands

Art Books

Masterpieces of Art Nouveau Stained Glass Design: 91 Motifs in Full Color

Books with CD-ROM

120 Great Expressionist Masterworks
Viennese Art Nouveau Stained Glass Designs

Franz Marc: Gazelles, 1913

Viennese Art Nouveau Stained Glass Designs CD-ROM and Book #148

Viennese Art Nouveau Stained Glass Designs CD-ROM and Book #148

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