The Alabama Transportation Bureau has published a printed travel guide in German for the first time. For the first time, a German-language magazine provides information exclusively about the US state. The 32-page Sweet Home Alabama travel planner is available from Alabama Tourism, www.alabama-usa.debe requested for free delivery.
The sandy beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on the Gulf of Mexico coast connect directly to Florida. Alabama’s Port of Mobile offers big city flair and annually celebrates the oldest Mardi Gras in the USA with many parades and balls. Further north, the capital Montgomery and the metropolis of Birmingham provide deep insights into the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and the work of Dr. Martin Luther Kings.
sports, music and space travel
The hill country of northern Alabama is popular with motorcyclists, hikers and mountain bikers. Music fans visit the legendary Muscle Shoals studios, where the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and many other world stars recorded their hits. And Huntsville, in the far north of the state, is home to the US Space & Rocket Center. This is where Wernher von Braun and his team built the moon rockets. At the site of the event, the largest space museum in the USA shows this story, which brought the first man to the moon almost 50 years ago in July 1968. In the Space Camp, tourists simulate space missions.