In the metropolis on the east coast of the USA, the most diverse cultures, trends and stories meet. New York is always one step ahead and therefore also known as a center of the arts, fashion and culinary innovations. The Big Apple is home to renowned museums such as MoMA, as well as impressive buildings and landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects two of the city's five boroughs.
Experience award-winning Broadway shows or standup comedy in Greenwich Village, sample the various highlights in Michelin-starred restaurants or food trucks, and stroll through a true shopper's paradise that leaves nothing to be desired. A New York trip also includes long walks through the streets of Manhattan, the heart of the city. Less
The iconic bridge over the East River
The symbol of freedom in the USA
The green oasis of the city
Probably the most famous square in the city, Times Square lures visitors to the heart of Manhattan on their New York trip with countless shops for shopping and numerous restaurants. Colorful neon signs and thousands of lights illuminate the night sky above Times Square. Every year at midnight on December 31, the big square hosts the famous ball drop atop the One Times Square building, ringing in the New Year and attracting thousands of visitors. A trip to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is also particularly rewarding, where you'll encounter numerous celebrities.
The building complex was considered a new creation of modern architecture in the 1940s, as it consists of not one, but 20 buildings. In front of Rockefeller Center, the largest Christmas tree in the U.S. shines brightly at Christmastime. See the Rockettes' big Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center's oldest building.
It spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. When it was completed in 1883, it was considered the longest bridge in the world and is now one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US. Take the subway to Brooklyn and walk from there over the Brooklyn Bridge. This will give you a beautiful view of the New York skyline.
Awe-inspiring, New York's tallest building towers 541 meters into the sky. The tower is located at Ground Zero, next to the former site of the World Trade Center. The 9/11 Memorial was also built there, commemorating the victims of the 1993 and 2001 attacks. The observation deck on the top floors of One World Trade Center gives you an impressive panoramic view of the Hudson River.
No New York trip should be without a photo with the Statue of Liberty, as it can be seen from afar and has greeted travelers for decades. The statue was a gift from France to the US on the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and is considered a symbol of freedom. You can ride the Staten Island Ferry past the statue for free and enjoy the beautiful views of Manhattan. Climb up to the crown on Liberty Island or visit the Liberty Island Museum. Here you will learn interesting facts about the history of the Statue of Liberty.
The green park in the middle of Manhattan is a true oasis of peace and invites you to stroll, cycle, boat and relax. You'll meet talented street artists, whether painters, musicians or dancers, at many corners. Visit the Central Park Zoo or the Turtle Pond. Especially in May and June, you can discover many small turtles among the trees and stones around the lake. Less
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