- n. Any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedeker.
These guides were named for Karl Baedeker, a 19th-century German publisher of worldwide travel guides.
“The so-called 'Baedeker raids' – attempts to sap morale, and planned using a tourist guidebook – took aim at cities of historical value: York, Norwich, Canterbury though not Oxford, that's another story and Bath.”
“A copy of 'Baedeker' in hand, I have gone through a gallery of statues but did not find a sinner in the entire company.”
“Mrs. Faulkner, however, had no intention of letting me go, and I had to be a kind of Baedeker for over half-an-hour.”