Skyline in New York
Skyline in New York

Big, bigger,
Big Apple

Published: 05 May 2022, 16:00
Updated: 08 June 2022, 12:00

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Baseball, Broadway shows or bagels?

Every traveller associates New York with something different. Each year, the city attracts tens of millions of tourists. For example, in the year 2019 prior to the pandemic, approximately 67 million visitors came. And that is no wonder, as New York is the city of superlatives and of contrasts.

6000 skyscrapers mould New York’s skyline and a further 400 are already being planned. The highest building in the city is the “One World Trade Center”, which opened in the year 2015, at 541.3 metres. The Central Park, covering an area of 341 hectares, is one of the largest parks anywhere in the world.

10 Photos, 10 Travel Tips

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl

The metropolis is defined by its internationality and the multitude of cultures that come together there. This is particularly reflected in New York's gastronomic scene and the many different languages spoken there. On the Subway or while walking along the avenues and boulevards, you can hear up to 800 languages. 

With musicals such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and its museums, such as the world-famous MoMa, the Big Apple is also an absolute mecca for art and culture lovers. 

Facts and figures

  • Time difference: - 6 hours
  • City districts: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island
  • Number of inhabitants of New York City: 8.4 million
  • Official Language: English
  • Currency: US-Dollars

New York from BER

Five travel tips for …

1. A walk through Central Park

2. Admire the skyline from the observation platform of the Empire State Building

3. Walk across Brooklyn Bridge

4. Marvel at the lights of Times Square in the evening

5. Say “Hello” to Miss Liberty 

1. Visit the Bronx Zoo

2. Experience the Musical “Lion King” on Broadway

3. Feel as you would in “Night at the Museum” in the Museum of Natural History

4. Cheer on the Yankees at a game in the stadium

5. Take a ride on the Big Wheel in Coney Island

1. Pay a visit to the New York Public Library

2. Travel with the yellow cabs

3. Go shopping in Brooklyn’s many second-hand stores

4. Fetch yourself a bagel and a coffee-to-go from the bagel store just around the corner

5. Travel by public ferry to Staten Island

Title picture: New York © peresanz / Adobe Stock