Maryland is known for being a "miniature of the United
States" for its diverse landscape, from mountains to the
coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The state was the center of
military activity during the American Civil War.
the must-see places in Maryland is Annapolis, a city that
was once the capital of the United States and is super
charming. Known for its colorful buildings, the city is full
of stories and postcards.
Maryland is located on the north east coast of the United
States. Baltimore is by far the largest city in Maryland. Cheasapeake
Bay offers all water sports enthusiasts many opportunities
for sailing or fishing. Many famous sports teams, such as
the Baltimore Ravens or the Washington Redskins, also train
here. The coast is lined with tranquil fishing villages and
in the west you can admire the beautiful mountains of the
Annapolis is the capital of Maryland with only 36,000
inhabitants. Although it doesn't have many residents, it is
the home of the United States Naval Academy. But the
Maryland State House or the beautiful harbor area are also
popular tourist destinations.
The anthem of the state, Maryland, My Maryland, on
the other hand, is of German origin and goes back to the
song "O Tannenbaum". Maryland is also called " The Old
Line State ", which is of military origin, "Free State"
refers to the liberal attitude and "Chesapeake Bay State" to
the geographic situation. About 60% of the state's residents
are of European descent, and the proportion of African
Americans is around a third. Otherwise, Asians and a few
indigenous groups still live here. Hispanics make up about
6% of the population.
Baltimore is by far the largest city in Maryland, in
addition to this metropolis there are other cities such as
Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bowie and Hagerstown as
well as the capital Annapolis. Economically, the
agricultural sector with poultry and cattle breeding,
cereals and soybeans, dairy farming and fishing still play
an important role. In addition, there are modern branches of
industry such as bio and medical technology, electronics and
mechanical engineering as well as the chemical industry.
Tourism also plays a certain role, especially in the
recreational area from major cities such as Washington DC,
Baltimore and Philadelphia. Maryland is also a popular
educational location, with universities such as the
University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and
the Navy's Military Academy located in Maryland.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is also
based in Crypto City in the state of
Maryland, namely in Fort Meade a few kilometers north of
Sailing areas, lonely beaches and wild horses
Strategically, Maryland is not only close to the capital
of the United States, but also at the intersection between
the northern and southern states. Anyone interested in the
American Civil War (Civil War) can learn more about the
history of that time on the Civil War Trails.
In this context, the Battle of Antietam, which
was one of the bloodiest in the civil war and to which the Antietam
National Battlefield still commemorates, is also worth
mentioning. In nearby Frederick you can visit
the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
Incidentally, the oldest house in the city is called
Schifferstadt, a house built by the German immigrant Joseph
Brunner around 1750, which today contains the Schifferstadt
The metropolis of Baltimore offers plenty of
sights such as the imposing national shrine, the Basilica
of the Assumption or the home and tomb of Edgar
Allan Poe. Also of interest is the Zion Church of
the City of Baltimore, founded by German Lutherans,
where church services have been held in German since 1755. Art lovers
will feel comfortable in Baltimore, visits to the Baltimore
Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum and the
Contemporary Museum are on offer.
Water sports enthusiasts and anglers will
appreciate the opportunities at Chesapeake Bay. This largest
estuary in the USA is a popular recreation area and offers
all kinds of diversion in nature. Annapolis is also located
on this bay and is a thriving port city with numerous small
ports and marinas as well as beautiful sailing yachts.
The sailing season is actually year-round due to the mild
climate and there is always something to discover here. What
many don't know: nine months after the American War of
Independence, Annapolis served as the capital of the United
Also worth seeing is the United States Naval Academy,
which is also located here, as well as the Maryland
State House, which is a few years older than Washington
DC. History buffs should check out the Hammond Harwood
House or visit the Banneker-Douglass
Museum. The U.S. Naval Academy Museum is
located in the city's Preble Hall.
Also worth seeing is the Paca House and Garden,
a well-kept historic property.
Pristine beaches and interesting marching areas can also
be found in the Assateague Island National Seashore. Wild
horses and other interesting animals can be found along the
hiking trails. The Blackwater Nature Reserve is
also worth a visit.
During the spring break, the one or two week
spring break at the American colleges, Ocean
City became a popular place. Then it is actually
overcrowded, the place with its attractions and especially
with the long sandy beach is always worth a visit.