Special buildings and structures
statues in the public garden
Not only for the little ones a lot of fun - in the
public garden there are bronze mallards, which should
remind of the ducks from the children's book Make Way
for Duckings by the Boston author McClosky. If you
stroll through the park, you almost always see someone
sitting on one of the ducks and taking a photo of
Bunker Hill Monument in Boston
At Monumentsquare in Boston a 67 m high granite
obelisk soars into the sky. It was built to commemorate
the first major battle in the War of Independence.
Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse in Truro In
1797 the Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse in North Truro
was built. The brightest among the lighthouses is still
in operation today and offers a far-reaching view.
Dexter Grill Mill in Sandwich
The Dexter Grill Mill in Sandwich on Cape Cod, which
was built in 1654, is still functional today and has an
oak mill wheel.
Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown
The old manor house was named in 1840 by its former
resident Dr. Daniel Fisher - the once richest inhabitant
of the island.
Faneuil Hall in Boston
Since 1740, Faneuil Hall has had the same function
as today - it is a public market hall and, together with
the surrounding North and South Market and Quincy
Market, forms a real market place. Here you will find
small shops, stalls and stalls on the one hand and
wonderful cafés on the other, where you can watch the
hustle and bustle.
Guglielmo Marconi Monument in
Marconi Beach in Wellfleet is the place where
Guglielmo Marconi managed to switch the first
transatlantic radio transmission. Not the beach was
named after him, a monument also honors him.
John Hancock Tower in Boston
At 241 m, the John Hancock Tower in Boston is one of
the tallest skyscrapers in the New England states; it
was built in 1975.
Old State House in Boston
From the balcony of the Old State House, John Adams
announced the declaration of independence of the United
States in 1776.
Paul Revere House in Boston
Today the Paul Revere House is the oldest house in
Boston. It was built in 1680. The house is notorious for
Paul Revere, the leader of the colonial militia, who
lived here for a long time. It was he who warned Boston
residents on horseback when the British approached.
Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown
Built to commemorate the Pilgrim Fathers, the nearly
80m high Pilgrim Monument is the largest granite
structure in the United States. From the top you have a
great view of Provincetown and the adjacent coast.
State House in Boston
Since 1798, the State House in Boston has been the
seat of the Massachusetts government. If you visit the
building with its golden dome, you have the opportunity
to take part in a 40-minute tour.
Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston was built
from 1866-1875 and is the largest Roman Catholic
cathedral in New England.
King's Chapel in Boston
The King's Chapel in Boston was the first Anglican
church in Boston and was founded in 1688 and completed
in 1754. The peculiarity of the church is one of the
bells that come from Paul Revere's workshop.
New Old South Church
The New Old South Church was built in 1874/75 in the
Old North Church in Boston
There is an interesting story to tell about the
Old North Church built in Boston in
1723. On the night of April 18, 1775, two lanterns were
attached to the tower of the church and it was agreed
that one would be lit when the British landed and two if
they chose the sea route.
Old Whaling Church in Edgartown
The classicistic Old Whaling Church is located in
Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. It was built in 1843 and
its exterior is reminiscent of a Greek temple. It offers
a wonderful ambience for weddings and events of all
Park Street Church Boston
Park Street Church was built in 1810 and is located
on the Freedom Trail in Boston. It is a former center of
the anti-slavery movement.
Trinity Church in Boston
Trinity Church in Boston is a monumental, reddish
sandstone building from 1877. The church was built by
the American architect Henry Hobson Richardson in the
style of the French Romanesque; magnificent frescoes in
the interior by the American painter John La Farge.
After the old parish church burned down completely in
the fire of 1872, the current parish church of the
Episcopal Church of the United States, Trinity Church,
was built on Copley Square in Boston from 1872 to 1877.
It is the first building to be built in the
Richardsonian Romanesque style. This style, which was
founded by the architect Richardson, is characterized by
a flat tile roof, heavy arches and towers.
Granary Burying Ground in Boston
The oldest cemetery in Boston, the Granary Burying
Ground, was founded in 1660 and is the final resting
place for many of the city's famous figures, such as
revolutionary hero John Hancock.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord
The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is located in the center
of Concord and is therefore easy to reach on foot. The
best known personalities who are buried here are the
poets and authors Henry David Thoreau and Alcott.
Big celebrations and events
Fourth of July in Boston
July 4th, the Independence Day of the United States,
is celebrated in Boston. The entire city is changing to
the colors of the US flag, there are many stalls and
stalls along the Charles River that provide food, drink
and plenty of attractions for children. Other highlights
of the day include the Boston Pops Orchestra's annual
free concert on the Esplanade and the overwhelming
fireworks that end the day.
The celebrations in Boston are one of the largest in the
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket
Once a year, the village of Becket near Lenox really
blooms when it's time for the popular Jacob's Pillow
Dance Festival. From the end of June to August, people
devote themselves entirely to contemporary dance.
Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox
One of the most significant music events in the
country, the Tanglewood Music Festival, takes place
annually between July and September in the manageable
town of Lenox. Many visitors end up here, for example,
to experience the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The
Tanglewood Jazz Festival is at least as successful.
Williamstown Theater Festival
The Williamstown Theater Festival is a reason to
travel to Williamstown every year between July and
August. The whole city is in the name of the theater,
many classical plays are performed, but lovers of
contemporary plays also get their money's worth here. If
you're lucky, you'll even spot one or two famous actors.
The Boston Marathon, which takes place annually in
April, more precisely on Patriots Day, is 42 km long,
attracts many sports enthusiasts from all over the world
and always sends its runners over the sweaty Heartbreak
Hill. The traditional run is followed by many onlookers
in the city.
Fenway Park in Boston
Fenyway Park is the heart of Boston for baseball
fans. The stadium, located in the Fenway district, is
home to the famous Boston Red Sox baseball team and also
the oldest baseball stadium still in operation. If the
Red Sox have a home game, there is nothing better for
sports lovers than enjoying the game among friends at a
HotDog. No matter how complex the baseball rules are for
the layperson, the unique and unforgettable atmosphere
in Fenway Park will convince him at the latest.
Gillette Stadium near Boston
The relatively young football and American Football
Stadium Gillette was built in 2002 and is located in
Foxborough near Boston. The New England Patriots
football team and the New England Revolution football
team each play their home games here. The stadium, also
known as “The Razor” among the locals, can accommodate
almost 70,000 spectators and was the venue for the MLS
(Major League Soccer) final in the opening year.
Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston
The term Head of the Charles Regatta is the largest
rowing event in the world, which takes place every year
in mid-October in Boston. Many spectators flock to the
urban Charles River to cheer on the international rowing
Naismith Hall of Fame in Springfield
The Hall of Fame is not a stadium, but nevertheless
it does sports, to be more precise basketball. This is
because Springfield is the birthplace of American
basketball. The Hall of Fame houses exhibitions and
memorabilia from the greatest baseball ball stars in
TD Banknorth Garden in Boston
The TD Banknorth Garden Stadium is another
indispensable sports facility in Boston. The NBA
basketball team Boston Celtics runs its games here from
autumn to spring, the Boston Bruins, the NHL ice hockey
team, from spring to autumn.
Zoos, parks and aquariums
Boston Common and Public Garden in Boston
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the
city or just relax after a shopping spree, the Boston
Common and the Public Garden in the heart of the city
are just the ticket. The Boston Common is all about the
frog pond, in the neighboring Public Garden you will be
rewarded with a floral display.
In addition, the “Green Way” along downtown Boston is
always used to relax in shady spots, fountains and green
Long Point Wildlife Refuge and Felix Nexk Wildlife
Sanctuary on Martha's Vineyard
A must for every bird lover. The area offers great
opportunities to observe birds of all kinds in their
natural habitat. The Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary is
also recommended. Birds can also be observed here and at
the same time the Sanctuary offers many hiking trails.
Monomy National Wildlife Refuge
A special highlight is the Monomy National Wildlife
Refuge. Behind it hide two uninhabited islands, on which
many birds are at home. You can see the spectacle up
close thanks to a 90-minute boat tour with the Outermost
New England Aquarium in Boston
The New England Aquarium in Boston offers several
highlights. In the middle of the museum there is a shark
tank that extends over four floors. A circular staircase
leads around the pool and amazes young and old. Also
recommended are the penguin pool and the whale watching
tours towards Cape Cod, which the museum offers.
Nickerson State Park
Nickerson State Park is a pretty park with bike and
walking trails, ponds, and beaches. You also have the
opportunity to practice water sports such as canoeing,
kayaking and sailing.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape
The remote Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape
Cod is also dedicated to bird watching, but you can also
hike or enjoy the beaches until dark!
Islands in Massachusetts
Boston Harbor Islands
From Boston you can reach the Harbor Islands in just
45 minutes by boat. The 34 islands, which were
extensively renovated in the 1990s, now serve as
recreation and excursion sites. Great hiking trails and
sandy beaches attract many city dwellers and tourists.
If you love the beach, the Cape Cod peninsula is one
of the most beautiful destinations in New England. But
not only the over 600km long coast and the dunes of the
National Seashore await you here, but also the lively
and colorful town of Provincetown, fantastic bike paths
such as the famous Cape Cod Rail Way and the possibility
of taking a boat not only Cape Cod but also the nearby
one to visit distant islands of Nantucket and Martha's
The activity, bike and beach offers seem endless, the
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce in Hyannis, the capital of
Cape Cod, provides information about the most beautiful
destinations and experiences.
Cap Code is about an hour's drive from Boston and takes
you to a quiet spot in the USA where you can stay in one
of the typical wooden houses.
The largest island in New England, Martha's
Vineyard, is a heavenly holiday destination, which can
also be seen from the number of inhabitants in summer,
which then increases to 100,000 visitors to otherwise
There is something for everyone on the island. In
addition to fantastic beaches, such as Katama Beach, you
can have an expensive and good dinner in Edgartown,
explore impressive sailing boats in Vineyard Haven,
visit the fishing village of Menemsha or spend the day
with the family in Oak Bluffs, the island's fun center.
The island and its pretty coast can be discovered by
bike. Bicycles can be borrowed from almost every corner.
If you prefer to walk, inform tourist offices about
hiking trails, the Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary Weg is
particularly recommended. Martha's Vineyard has a small
airport, but most guests travel by ferry from Hyannis or
The island located south of Cape Cod first became
famous and rich in the 18th century due to its whaling,
but this waned in the course of the 19th century and
many magnificent buildings were vacant. However, it did
not take long for the island to be recognized as a
favorite summer destination. Today around 10,000
inhabitants live on the popular holiday island with the
main town of the same name, Nantucket, but up to 50,000
tourists come in the summer months.
The entire island is also a listed building, which
creates a special atmosphere that you would hardly have
anywhere else in the USA, because fast food restaurants
such as McDonalds, for example, are strictly prohibited
You can reach Nantucket by ferry and explore the island
comfortably in one day, many visitors do it by bike. A
visit to the Whaling Museum, the sunset at Madaket Beach
and strolling along the wooden houses and small sailing
boats should not be missed!
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian Trail (officially: Appalachian
National Scenic Trail) has a total length of
approx.3,500 km, making it one of the longest
long-distance hiking trails in the world.
The Appalachian Trail runs north to south through the 14
U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia,
Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. The Appalachian
Trail begins in the state of Georgia on the summit of
Springer Mountain (1,152 m) and ends on the summit of
Mount Katahdin (1,606 m), the highest mountain in the
state of Maine.
The Appalachian Trail is managed by the National Park
Service of the USA.
The Appalachian Trail, as its name suggests, leads
through the Appalachian Mountains, a low mountain range
in the east of North America. The trail is classified as
a historical hiking trail and leads through many nature
reserves, including 6 national parks and 8 national
forests. The trail originated in the 1920s. It was
founded around people
To offer a change to the working life of the
industrialization period The Appalachian Trail was
officially opened on August 14, 1937, but at the time it
was not very well received by the media. Much media
attention was paid to the Appalachian Trail in 1948 when
Earl Shaffer ran the entire trail in one season,
becoming the first Thru-Hiker. The course of the
Appalchian Trail is partly based on other historical
There are over 250 huts and campsites along the trail.
Since the trail runs through several cities, it is quite
possible to refresh your provisions on the way. Who also
plans to run the entire trail in one go (thru-hike)
should plan around 5 to 6 months and start in March or
If you tackle the Appalachian Trail, you may get to know
black bears, white-tailed deer, wapitis or elk on the
hike. You should also watch out for snakes, as there are
species such as the copper head or the northern
rattlesnake on the trail. There are also ticks,
mosquitoes (mosquitoes) and black mosquitoes, which can
also be a nuisance.
The Appalachian Trail was mentioned in literature in
Bill Bryson's work "A walk in the woods". Every year 3
to 4 million people run at least a small part of the
Massachusetts runs approximately 140 km of the trail,
which is located entirely in the western part of the
state. On the way, hikers cross Mount Everett at 793 m,
the highest mountain in the Taconic Range.
Other natural beauties
Arnold Arboretum in Boston
The Arnold Arboretum, the oldest public tree garden
in the USA, belongs to Harvard University and is a
leader in its role as a place for plant science.
The Berkshires are a hilly, grassy landscape in
western Massachusetts. Many wealthy Bostonians and New
Yorkers come here especially on weekends to spend a
relaxing family weekend. Many cultural offers and towns
to stroll make this possible.
The Brewster region on Cape Cod is surrounded
by forests and is well suited to go from here to various
sports. Not only the well-known Cape Cod Rail Track bike
path passes here, campers, hikers and water sports
enthusiasts can also be found here.
Clay Cliffs of Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard
If you visit Martha's Vineyeard and have some time
in the afternoon, you should definitely stop by the 46 m
high cliffs, the Clay Cliffs of Aquinnah. They sparkle
brightly and brightly in the setting sun.
Falmouth & Woods Hole on Cape Cod
If you want to relax, the unique fishing village of
Woods Hole and the long sandy beaches of Falmouth are
recommended. You can walk along the coast or ride a
bike. When the weather is nice you can even see the
neighboring Martha's Vineyard!
The location of Truro, a stretch of land between the
open Atlantic and Cape Cod Bay, gives an idea of what
you can get here: a lot of sea, sand and beach. If you
climb the lighthouse found here, you have a great view!