THE WORLD FAMOUS ROUTE 66
The world-famous Route 66 begins in Illinois. Experience museums, classic dinners and historic gas stations on Mother Road.
THE POPULAR SMALL TOWN
In addition to the untouched nature and the historical flair of the small town, the center of Galena invites you to stroll and eat.
THE HOME OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Springfield has been the capital of Illinois since 1837 and is known as the home of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
CHICAGO - THE GREEN CITY
Chicago inspires with spectacular architecture, great promenades, beaches and parks. A visit to a blues bar is also a must.
Look forward to world-class architecture, excellent shopping, beach life and lots of good music
After New York and Los Angeles, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and has a lot to offer as a vibrant metropolis in the Midwest. A visit to Chicago is definitely part of a city trip through the USA. And even if you are traveling through the state of Illinois, a visit to the extraordinary city on Lake Michigan should not be missed. We have put together the most beautiful corners of Chicago for you. One of Chicago's landmarks has been around for a hundred years: the Navy Pier. This approximately one kilometer long pier juts out into Lake Michigan and is now one of the city's attractions.
There is, among other things, the Children's Museum, numerous restaurants, a theater and a cinema. The Ferris wheel, also known as the Centennial Wheel, is located there, has heated cabins, is in operation all year round and offers a magnificent view of the skyline and Lake Michigan at a height of up to 60 meters.
ATTRACTIONS IN CHICAGO
Millennium Park and the Cloud Gate
One of Chicago's highlights is undoubtedly Millennium Park between downtown Chicago Loop and Grant Park. Once used as a marshalling yard and parking lot, it has been a popular recreation area since 2004. The park offers a special mix of exceptional architecture, modern landscape and varied events. The Grant Park Musical Festival takes place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a modern concert shell. The famous Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor. Made with stainless steel plates and polished to a high gloss, the sculpture, also called "Big Bean", reflects the skyline and the sky in a fascinating way.
Here you can take your very special holiday pictures!
Shopping on the Magnificent Mile
Between the Chicago River and Lake Shore Drive, shoppers' hearts beat faster. The Magnificent Mile is a large boulevard with exclusive boutiques and numerous shops of all kinds, as well as restaurants and bars. There are also two huge shopping centers, each with up to 100 shops. Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Gucci, Chanel and many other shops of this kind can be found here.
Beautiful views: Chicago from above
The greatest adventure in this metropolis is the view of the city from a dizzy height. Skydeck Chicago is located on Chicago's tallest building, the Willis Tower. The 103rd floor offers a fascinating panoramic view of the city, and from the glass balcony "The Ledge" you have a very special view down into the canyons - provided you dare to take the step. It is no less impressive to enjoy breathtaking views from the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. And if you dare, you can experience a unique view down into the depth of 300 meters in the area called “TILT!”.
Chicago is considered the "cradle of skyscrapers" because after a devastating city fire in 1871, the first high-rise buildings were built here. The special type of architecture is primarily due to the "Chicago School". Well-known American architects and landscape designers created a unique metropolis with a very special cityscape. Modern architecture can be experienced as clearly in Chicago as hardly anywhere else. The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers guided tours on different topics, so you can explore the different architectural styles.
Explore Chicago's famous architecture from the water by taking a tour called the Architectural River Cruise - experiencing the breathtaking skyscrapers from a different perspective. The trips start in the evening and offer the most beautiful views of the metropolis.
The Chicago Blues
Chicago is also known as the place of the blues, where its very own musical style emerged in the first half of the 20th century. Nowadays, the world's largest free blues festival takes place in the metropolis every year. In June, Grant Park becomes the venue for the Chicago Blues Festival and attracts around 500,000 fans. In the House of Blues and elsewhere there are also many exciting concerts to be enjoyed all year round.