Settler tracks used to travel through the wide plains of
Nebraska towards the Rocky Mountains. Today ranches and farms
shape the country. In big cities, travelers can expect
The state of Nebraska in the Midwest is
located south of South Dakota, west of Iowa and Missouri, north
of Kansas and east of Wyoming. The name is of Indian origin and
means "shallow water". What is meant is the Platte River, which
crosses the entire state from west to east to the Missouri
The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha in the east with over
400,000 inhabitants. With the internationally renowned Joslyn
Art Museum, the city has a much-visited cultural highlight. The
museum, which opened in 1931, presents art collections from
antiquity to modern times in a magnificent Art Deco
building. The focus is on American and European works from the
19th and 20th centuries, which include artistic Greek ceramics
and master paintings by Titian, El Greco, Delacroix, Degas,
Monet and Picasso.
A nationally recognized jazz festival takes place in the
museum's sculpture garden every year. The most important
building in the capital, Lincoln, is the mighty Nebraska State
Capitol. An impressive eye-catcher is its 122-meter-high tower
with the shiny gold dome. Also in Lincoln, the University of
Nebraska State Museum has the world's largest collection of
mammalian fossils. Also visit the Scotts Bluff National Monument
on the south bank of the North Platte at Low. The striking
sandstone cliff, which offers breathtaking views over the
Plains, showed early settlers the way over the Rocky Mountains.
Travel tips and best travel time
The climate of Nebraska is characterized by hot summers and cold
winters. The average annual temperature is 10.6 ° C. In July and
August, the values often reach 30 degrees.
The best travel time is due to the moderate temperatures from
May to June as well as September and October. Mountain Standard
Time (MST) applies in Nebraska, which is eight hours ahead of
our Central European Time. You can reach the two regional
airports in Omaha and Lincoln via the major American airports.
List of all zip codes for the state of Nebraska, NE. Sorted by
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