Miami – Die Magic City in Südflorida
Miami – Die Magic City in Südflorida


The Magic City in South Florida 

Published: 20 July 2023, 15:00
Updated: 13 December 2023, 11:11

Sunshine State of Florida

Wide sandy beaches, sun-drenched winters and Cuban zest for life: Miami, combined with the offshore island of Miami Beach, is not only an attractive costal destination on the Atlantic, but a notable exciting US metropolis at the southern tip of the Sunshine State of Florida. On the one hand, there is swimming and sports on dream beaches like South Beach. On the other hand, Miami offers superb restaurants, plenty of shopping, a wild nightlife and interesting sights.


Miami is often called the “Magic City” or the kingdom of dreams. This magical feeling can be experienced on the legendary Ocean Drive promenade with its pretty art deco-style houses – especially in the evening when the neon lights immerse the buildings in colourful light. Indulgence, glamour and luxury are what it’s all about. Districts like Little Havana and Wynwood exude pure joie de vivre. The skyline of Downtown Miami mesmerises visitors and in the Design District you can wander from one art gallery to the next. 

Numbers, data, facts

  • Time difference: - six hours
  • Population: 460,000
  • Official language: English
  • Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Tips for the city of Miami

Discover Miami Beach, Key West and the Everglades

The city of Miami and Miami Beach are like two different worlds. However, they are very close to each other and merge as if one big place: while Miami has a big-city feel to it, Miami Beach is more about beach holidays, leisure activities, glamour and nightlife. Miami Beach is the location of the legendary Ocean Drive, the approximately 16-kilometre-long South Beach and the colourful Art Deco District.

If you’re in Miami, you should definitely plan a trip to Key West at the southern tip of Florida. The stretch of road across the Florida Keys is one of the most picturesque routes in the USA. Only one road connects the 161-kilometre-long island chain, which is a diving and snorkelling paradise. The Everglades National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its unique marshlands, is located close to Miami. Crocodiles, turtles and flamingos can be observed on an airboat tour. 

Tips for Miami Beach, Key West and the Everglades

Miami from BER

Five travel tips for …

  • Stroll along Ocean Drive in the early evening
  • Take a boat trip from the Bayside Marketplace
  • Take a swim day at South Beach 
  • Eat Cuban food in Little Havana
  • Stroll through the Art Deco District 

  • South Beach: long, famous and eclectic
  • Hollywood Beach: relaxed with a great promenade 
  • Sunny Isles Beach: fantastic sunrise and pier with bar
  • Beach on Key Largo: dream beach like in the film “The Beach”
  • Key Biscayne Beach: quiet, relaxed and very restful

  • Try the outdoor gym at Lummus Park (Muscle Beach)
  • Go snorkelling in Key West and swim with turtles
  • Take a jet ski tour on Biscayne Bay 
  • Play a round of beach volleyball at South Beach
  • Attend a yoga class at Miami Life Center

Picture source title: Miami Skyline © Seven Palms Studio/

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