Sights in New York

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New York, the city that never sleeps, is considered by many to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

Of course, there is more to see in the US metropolis with the affectionate nickname Big Apple than any vacation time-technically would allow. So that you do not miss at least the absolute highlights, here follow the Top 5 attractions in New York:

statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, built in 1886, is located on the island of Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It is one of the city's many landmarks and a symbol of the freedom and independence of the entire United States. For many immigrants in the 20th century, the impressive monument was the first stop on their arrival in the New World. At almost 100 meters, the Statue of Liberty is still one of the largest statues in the world.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is the most famous skyscraper in New York's Manhattan district. Opened in 1931, the tower was the tallest building in the world at a height of 381 meters until the beginning of the 1970s. Even today, it is considered the epitome of a skyscraper due to its unique architecture. In particular, the presentation of the Empire State Building in a variety of films and other media ensure that the building is always one of the biggest tourist attractions in New York.

One World Trade Center

The One World Trade Center is currently the tallest building in New York with a height of 541.3 meters. The tower opened on November 3, 2014, after eight years of construction on Ground Zero in southern Manhattan. Until the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the world-famous World Trade Center stood here. The One World Trade Center is part of the World Trade Center Complex, which houses a number of other skyscrapers, a museum and a memorial.

Central Park

In the center of Manhattan is the 341-acre Central Park. Opened in 1873, the park is regarded as the green lung of New York and, with its numerous leisure and entertainment facilities, serves as a recreational area for city residents and tourists alike. In addition to several lakes, you will find large meadows and forests and almost 100 kilometers of footpaths. The park is mainly used for relaxing, walking, cycling, horse riding or for sporting activities. Regular events such as concerts or theater performances take place.

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Opened in 1883, the bridge spans the East River and connects the two districts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition to a six-lane road, the bridge also has a separate footpath and sidewalk. The unique design of the structure, a mixture of neo-gothic styled towers and a box-shaped lattice girder structure and its symbolic significance as a bridge into Manhattan's heart, made the Brooklyn Bridge one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, and still is today appears regularly in many films as a venue or backdrop.

Arrival via New York JFK Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK for short, is the largest and most well-known airport in New York City. Since its opening in 1948, the airport has been regularly upgraded to include four runways, six terminals and over 56 million passengers carried each year. In addition to numerous national destinations, direct flights from various countries are available in Europe and the rest of the world. For transport from the airport to the center of the city there are numerous options for every budget by taxi, bus and train. The classic is, of course, the drive in a yellow cab overlooking the ever-expanding skyline of Manhattan.

I hope you enjoy exploring these New York attractions on your next visit.

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