The District of Columbia or Washington D.C. is the federal district, seat of government and capital of the United States of America since 1801. With the White House, the Capitol, Congress and the Supreme Court, the country's most important political and legal institutions are located in Washington.
Washington is located near the east coast of the country, about 35 kilometers west of the Chesapeake Bay. The city's name is derived from the name of the navigator Christopher Columbus, who discovered large parts of the New World on his voyages.
The city on the Potomac River impresses with its planning compactness: with its star-shaped avenues and boulevards, its green parks and gardens, and its diverse architecture. Washington is also famous for its numerous sights, such as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
D.C. convinces in its very own way and represents the historical and cultural heritage of the country like no other city in America. In addition, there is a colorful mix of modernity and relaxed small-town flair, but always with a certain coolness.
For your visit to the capital of the United States, you will find cool and charming accommodations and hotels directly in the center of D.C. - always in the shadow of the world-famous landmarks of the city!
If you are visiting the American capital for the first time, you are of course spoiled for choice: which monument and which sights should you visit during your stay in D.C.?
The most important landmarks of the city are ideally located directly in the center of Washington. Starting with the National Mall, the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. Everything is located in a large park area and can be explored on foot during a day.
Alternatively, you can rent a bike or take the Circulator Bus. This way you can get from A to B quickly and explore the National Mall comfortably.
Top 10 Sights in Washington D.C.
- National Museum of Natural History
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- U.S. Capitol
- Lincoln Memorial
- National Gallery of Art
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Library of Congress
- National Air and Space Museum
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- National Mall
A little tip: on a guided city tour, the Old Town Trolley Tour, you will visit 24 impressive sights and get exciting information about the history of the city explained by a guide.