National parks with dense forests, lively harbor towns and the
famous Indian Summer attract visitors to the small US state of
The US state of Maryland on the Atlantic coast is
one of the smallest states in the United States. The area is
characterized by the Appalachian hills and the coastal fishing
villages. Important port cities are Baltimore and Annapolis, the
capital of the so-called "Free State". The region, which is one
of the most densely populated and wealthy in the United States,
includes large parts of the Washington, DC area.
At Chesapeak Bay, 150 rivers and streams flow into the
Atlantic Ocean. The narrowest point is at Annapolis. Here the
Bay Bridge spans the water. Sailing and fishing are particularly
popular among water sports enthusiasts, and the United States
Naval Academy trains its officers here.
Lively cafes and bars around the City Dock as well as
boutiques and shops along Main Street invite you to linger in
the capital of Maryland. You can also take a scenic harbor tour
or take a tour of the grounds of the US Naval Academy.
The Deep Creek Lake nestles picturesquely on the high
mountains of the Appalachians. Here numerous hiking routes offer
insights into the untouched nature of the state. In the Patapsco
Valley State Park, the Thomas Viaduct is one of the oldest stone
railway bridges in the world that can still be used.
Pristine beaches and marshes await you at the Assateague
Island National Seashore, a nature reserve.
In the largest city in Maryland, Baltimore, visitors visit
the National Shrine with the Basilica of the Assumption. An
important collection of the painter Henri Matisse is exhibited
in the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Frederick, the second largest city in Maryland, attracts with
shops, restaurants and craft beer breweries in the city
center. The Antietam National Battlefield Memorial commemorates
the time of the civil war. The surrounding area captivates with
beautiful nature. The Cunningham Falls State Park or the Catoctin
Mountain Parkinvite you to take long hikes.
Travel tips and best travel time
Maryland is one of the states that experience the
well-known Indian Summer. The late autumn is characterized by a
bright blue sky, intense leaf coloration in the forests and an
unusually warm, dry weather.
The mountain regions have snowy winters and are also suitable
for a winter sports holiday. The time difference to the Eastern
Standard Time there is minus five hours. The most important
international airport for travel from Europe is the
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall
Airport. The rail network is suitable for travel from other US
states, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is one of the oldest in
List of all zip codes for the state of Maryland, MD. Sorted by
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