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.
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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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THE USS ALABAMA IN MOBILE
Visit the 210m long battleship, which is not only home to an exciting museum, but also serves as a film set.
THE LARGEST CITY IN ALABAMA
There are various museums in the city of Birmingham, such as the Jazz Hall of Fame and the well-known Motorsport Museum.
US SPACE & ROCKET CENTER
Here, in the largest space museum on earth, you can see achievements and artifacts from the US space program.
THE FAMOUS DESOTO STATE PARK
DeSoto State Park scores with its beautiful nature, waterfalls and a view from the Lookout Mountain.