The high peaks of the Rocky Mountains, extensive national parks,
fish-rich waters and the vast plains of the Great Plains shape
the landscape of the fourth largest US state of Montana. The
presence of numerous mineral resources such as oil, gold and
precious stones earned the state the nickname "Treasure
State". However, the strongest industries are cattle breeding
and grain growing. The former capital of Montana was Virginia
City, and the city of Helena has had this function since 1889.
A small part of the UNESCO-protected Yellowstone National
Park is located on the Montana state territory. Bisons, wolves
and grizzly bears are at home in the oldest national park in the
world. Discover its volcanic landscapes and spectacular geysers
for which the park is famous. Not far from the Yellowstone
National Park, the 3901 meter high Granite Peak rises, the
highest elevation in Montana. In the northwest corner of the
state is Glacier National Park, the "Crown of North America",
right in the Rocky Mountains.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road leads through the park, one of the
most beautiful panoramic roads in the world, over a distance of
88 kilometers. Let yourself be enchanted by the numerous
glaciers, the high alpine fauna and flora and the incomparable
views. Montana's history is palpable in the abandoned gold
digger camps, the mysterious ghost and western cities, the gold
and copper mines and the indigenous memorials close. Today's
ghost towns of Nevada City and Virginia City testify to the era
of the gold rush and the first European settlers. There are
seven Indian Reservations on the Montana territory, including
the Fort Peck Indian Reservation of the Dakota Indians. The
Sioux have their retreat in the Great Plains plains. The most
important memorial, The Little Bighorn Battlefield National
Monument commemorates the US cavalry's struggle against the
Indian tribes. The Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
takes visitors back in time to the big cattle farms in the Wild
West. The exciting rodeos and Indian Pow-Wows, which take place
from May to October, also give an impression of the culture of
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The time difference to Germany is eight hours. Due to the
northern location in the United States, some visitors believe
that the weather in Montana is rough and cool. They are then
pleasantly surprised by the mild climate and low humidity: warm
and dry summers alternate with cold, snowy winters.
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