Alabama, also known as the Heart of Dixie, illustrates the
relaxed lifestyle of the southern states. Discover beautiful
beaches, prehistoric caves and the roots of the American civil
rights movement here. The so-called Cotton State is located in
the south of the USA and became world famous especially through
the song Sweet Home Alabama by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The
state stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the foothills of the
Appalachian Mountains in the north and is inhabited by almost
five million inhabitants. Alabama was named after the French
name for the Indians living here.
Montgomery is the capital
and the second largest city in Alabama after Birmingham. The
eventful history of the city ranges from the American Civil War
to the Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks civil rights
movement. This legacy is still omnipresent in Montgomery and
visitors can visit the First Baptist Church, which played a very
important role in the struggle for equality. Architecturally,
the State Capitol is of particular interest in the capital,
since Alabama is a center of the south, it is also called the
Heart of Dixie. Visitors can discover this way of life, for
example, by visiting the Thornhill Plantation. The main building
with a Greek column construction is particularly
interesting. The Russell Cave National Monument is popular in
terms of landscape. This limestone cave is one of the largest in
the country and has served as a shelter for prehistoric
residents. The almost untouched beaches on the Gulf Coast invite
you to relax. The one on Dauphin Island is strikingly sandy and
extensive. This island is also known for hosting a large number
of bird species.
There is no airport in Alabama that has direct connections to
Germany. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, the
state's primary transportation hub, offers connections to
several American cities. The time difference to Central Europe
is seven, in the far east six hours. The climate in Alabama is
subtropical, with pleasant temperatures all year round. As it
can get very hot in the summer months, the best time to travel
is in spring and autumn.
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