Located in the Great Lakes region of the American Midwest, the state of Wisconsin is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, the St. Croix River to the west, and separated from Canada to the north by Lake Superior. Beautifully scenic, Wisconsin is characterized by more than 15,000 lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams. The varied landscape also includes sandstone cliffs, sandy beaches and forests in the north and fertile farmland in the south. Known for its hospitality and friendly atmosphere, Wisconsin is also nicknamed the “Beer Capital of the Nation”.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Wisconsin geography and economy.
Arriving by plane
Milwaukee Airport (website: www.mitchellairport.com) offers connections to all major US cities.
Arrival by car
There are Greyhound services from Chicago via Milwaukee to Green Bay and from Madison to Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Cedar Rapids. More information from Greyhound (website: www.greyhound.com).
Arrival by train
The Empire Builder Amtrak line travels from Seattle to Chicago via La Crosse, Tomah, Wisconsin Dells, Portage, Columbus and Milwaukee. An Amtrak bus connects Madison to Chicago. Additional information from Amtrak (website: www.amtrak.com).
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.
Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
171 South Pioneer Road
US-54935 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
(920) 923.30 10 or (800) 937.91.23 (toll free within the US).
http://www.fdl.com Visit Milwaukee
648 North Plankinton Avenue, Suite 425
US-53203 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(414) 273.39.50 or (800) 554.1448 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitmilwaukee.org Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau
615 East Washington Avenue
US-53703 Madison, Winsconsin
(608) 255 25 37, (800) 373 63 76 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitmadison.com Wisconsin Department of Tourism
201 West Washington Avenue
US-53708 Madison, Wisconsin
(608) 266.21.61 or (800) 432.87.47 (toll free within the US).
http://www.travelwisconsin.com Great Lakes USA
c/o TravelMarketing Romberg
(02104) 79 74 51.
Mon-Fri 09.00-17.30 (by phone).
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, the state’s largest city on the shores of Lake Michigan, is known for its German heritage, diverse cultural events with top performers, and good, international (especially Lebanese) restaurants. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs at the Performing Arts Center. Music is played outside in the gardens on warm summer evenings ( Rainbow Summer Concerts ). Opera and ballet are also offered. The summer festival will be held at the end of June/beginning of Julycelebrated, which attracts visitors from near and far. Milwaukee is a dynamic city with excellent sports facilities. Baseball, basketball, football and hockey pros play to packed houses. Rugby and polo are also popular. There are numerous golf courses and tennis courts for active athletes. In the harsh, snowy winters, people go ice skating or tobogganing. The many parks are ideal for cross-country skiing, and the charming waterfront promenade invites you to take a walk even in winter. The Milwaukee Art Museum has a good collection of European and American art. Walker’s Point feels like you’ve been transported back to the 19th century, a rehabilitated neighborhood inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, including descendants of European immigrants. A stroll on Old World Third Street in the city center is nice. Lovers of antiques and gourmets in particular will get their money’s worth here. Not only children will enjoy a visit to the zoo, one of the most beautiful in the USA. One of the main attractions is the unique Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, where plants from all over the world can be admired. Milwaukee is also a beer city – three breweries ensure that no one has to go without good beer. The Pabst and Miller breweries offer free tours.
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