The so-called Mountain State West Virginia has numerous natural
gems. Use your stay here for hiking, climbing and rafting. The
state of West Virginia is located in the east of the country and
was part of Virginia until the civil war, as a result of which
it split off.
The nickname The Mountain State already shows
that large parts of the area are in the mountains, namely the
Charleston is the capital and largest city of West
Virginia. Located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha
River, there are numerous attractions in Charleston. The State
Capitol with its golden dome and the excellent Sunset Nature
Museum are particularly impressive.
West Virginia is particularly popular because of its location
in the mountains. Numerous highlights and attractions await
here. Breathtaking is the 518 meter steel arch bridge New River
Gorge Bridge, the second longest bridge in the world, which
crosses a 267 meter high gorge. Also worth a visit are the
Cathedral Falls a few miles south of Charleston. These
waterfalls plunge 60 meters and get their name because of their
majestic shape. The Allegheny Mountains are a popular place for
outdoor activities. You can go hiking in the middle of dense
forests. This area is also extremely popular for rafting or
climbing. Finally, in Beartown State Park in the north of the
state you can see large populations of black bears in the middle
of a rocky mountain landscape.
Travel tips and best travel time
There is no major international airport in West Virginia and
therefore there are no direct connections from Germany. Yeager
Airport in Charleston serves as the state's most important hub
and is served by numerous American cities. On arrival, please
note that the time difference is six hours.
The weather in West Virginia is characterized by a rather
mild climate. In the mountainous part of the state, however, the
climate is rather continental, which means that the summers are
very hot accordingly, but it can get very cold in the winter
months. The best time to travel to this area is therefore in
spring and autumn.
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