The state of Alabama is made up of mountains, lakes, caves, vast forests, endless farmland and beaches on its southern shores. Rural communities and small towns nestle among the rolling hills and are home to bed and breakfasts, museums and antique shops. Montgomery was the first capital of the Confederate States of North America and the first White House during this period was the residence of Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of North America. Alabama played a pivotal role in the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. dr Martin Luther King Jr. first preached at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, which is a National Historic Landmark. Memorials to the civil rights movement are scattered throughout the state. Mobile is a major seaport. The city is famous for its diverse architecture resulting from the English, French and Spanish rulers. The Church Street Historic District in particular has many examples of the different architectural styles.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Alabama geography and economy.
Arrival by car
Greyhound lines run from Chicago and Detroit, respectively, via Nashville to Birmingham and on to St. Petersburg. There are also countless connections within Alabama and to neighboring states. More information from Greyhound. Speed Limits: Urban Interstate Highways: 65 mph (104 km/h) Urban Interstate Highways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Note on arrival by car
Average bus travel times Birmingham – Atlanta: 3 hours; Birmingham – Chicago: 16 hrs; Birmingham – Detroit: 17 hrs; Birmingham – Memphis: 4 hrs 30; Birmingham – Mobile: 6 hrs 30.
Arrival by train
Birmingham is on the Amtrak line from New York and Washington DC to New Orleans. Learn more from Amtrak.
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
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(030) 72 62 51 90.
http://alabama.travel/ Montgomery Area Convention & Visitor Bureau
300 Water Street
US-36104 Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 261 11 00, (800) 240 94 52 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitingmontgomery.com Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
500 Church Street, Suite 1
US-35801 Huntsville, Alabama
(256) 551.22.30. (800) 843.04.68 (toll-free within the US).
http://www.huntsville.org Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
2200 Ninth Avenue North
US-35203 Birmingham, Alabama
(205) 458 80 00, (800) 458 80 85 (toll free within the US).
http://www.birminghamal.org Alabama Tourism Department
401 Adams Avenue, Suite 126
US-36103 Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 242 44 59, (800) 252 22 62 (toll free within the US).
The lake district in the north is a popular sports and recreation area. Helen Keller (1880-1968) was born in the small town of Tuscumbia on the Tennessee River . Although she was blind and deaf and dumb, she received her Ph.D. phil. received his doctorate and has contributed to decisive improvements in the education of the blind.
The northern city of Huntsville has grown from a humble town in cotton fields to a modern city with the help of Wernher von Braun’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, a space and rocket center. The NASA Space and Rocket Center is
8 km away.
The largest city is Birmingham, whose attractions include the new city sports and cultural center as well as the Museum of Art and the Red Mountain Museum (natural history and fossils). Nestled at the foot of Red Mountain, Birmingham is a delightful city with quintessential Southern charm. The Morris Avenue neighborhood has recently been restored, and visitors will appreciate the nostalgic feel of the gas-lit streets enjoy streets. The two-story Arlington Neoclassical mansion (built in 1842) evokes pre-Civil War grandeur. The cultural offer is wide ranging from opera and ballet to modern theater and entertainment shows. A cultural festival takes place every year in mid-April. The real attraction of the city, however, is the many parks and gardens. The Botanical Gardens and the Japanese Gardens with a
real Japanese tea house are particularly beautiful. Within 20 miles are two state parks with a variety of recreational opportunities, Rickwood Caverns State Park to the north and Oak Mountain State Park to the south. The Russell Caves are also worth a visit. Mound State Monument is museum and
archaeological excavation site at the same time. A reconstructed village with a temple illustrates the life of the people who lived here in prehistoric times.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Alabama.
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