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Travel to the United States
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The Regions of the United States | Facts & Statistics

What kind of information materials are available?
CD: Texts available on CD version.Texts available in multiple languages.

Map of the United States

See interactive map at:

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Discover America is the official travel and tourism Web site of the United States. Sponsored by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) with support from the U.S. Department of Commerce, several of the State Tourism Offices and Convention and Visitors Bureaus, and leading travel industry partners, the site is an invitation call to explore the diverse destinations found throughout the USA. The 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories are filled with landmarks that have become icons of the nation itself. Countless experiences await visitors, from scenic coastlines and mountain ranges to vast prairies, deserts and canyons. The excitement of America's cities is matched by the charms of its smaller communities. All showcase the heritage and culture of the United States.

U.S. Visa Regulations
Under U.S. visa law and regulations, German citizens do not generally need to obtain a visa if they intend to travel to the United States for business or pleasure for a period of 90 days or less. Please consult our visa pages for more information. Information about customs requirements is available from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection.

Travel Info
The U.S. does not operate a national tourist office in Germany for consumer tourist information. A number of tourist destinations, including individual state and territorial tourism offices, and regional Visitors Bureaus have representation in Europe. Regardless of where they are located, they are useful sources of information. Visit USA, a professional association of state governmental, non-profit and commercial organizations nonprofit group, works closely with German travel agencies.

See also > Frequently Asked Questions on Travel to the U.S.

Visit USA Committee

Tourist information & brochures available from:

Visit USA Committee Germany e.V.
Uferstr. 47
55116 Mainz

State tourist offices & other tourist industry representatives in Germany

The Visit USA Committee includes representatives of state tourism offices in Germany, airlines, theme parks, rental car companies and travel agencies.

Go Camping America
National Park Service: Reservation System


· Directory of Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Waterparks & Zoos
· Focus Special: Dude Ranches
· Legendary Lighthouses
· Park Search United States
· Ticketmaster

Travel Guides

· American Discovery Trail
· Fodor's

· Go (Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington)
· Great Lakes Information Network
· Magazin USA
· Online
· Roadside America - Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions
· Roadtrip USA
· See America
· Step into History Where the Past is Alive
· Summer Trips - Hidden Treasures (
· USA Travel Guide
· Voice of America: Visiting the United States

Texts are abridged from U.S. State Department IIP publications and other U.S. government materials.
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Updated: February 2010