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Washington, D.C. travel guide

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Washington, D.C.

Capital of power brokers - and occasional hipsters

Neoclassical architecture and a unique layout: Pierre Charles L'Enfant, an architect born in France, was tasked in 1791 by George Washington to develop a layout for the capital. The result is a walkable museum - at least at the very city center where you find all its famous iconic buildings, such as Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Washington Mall, the White House, Washington Monument, and many more war and president memorials.

But the city is much more than a row of attractions: Washington has a great restaurant scene thanks to its rich immigration history, and several neighborhoods (Georgetown, Adams Morgan etc.) that are worth exploring! You will then realize that not only civil servants and lobbyists are living in the city (although there are many!), but very common people like in any other city. Still, the combination makes it a very special place. Add all the sights, and you have a great tourist destination!

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  • Eine super Stadt! Hier gibt es so viel anzuschauen und die ganzen Museen sind fast alle Kostenlos! Man kann die Stadt super zu Fuss erkunden. Und man sollte auf jeden Fall eine walking tour (Stadtführung) machen um die ganzen kleinen Geschichten und Anekdoten zu hören. Gibt es auch auf Deutsch, einfach mal bei google nach Stadtführung DC suchen!
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  • Washington, DC, is a city with many diferent layers, people, and places to see - a wonderful place for learning and exploring. You could spend weeks - months! - going through the many free museums, galleries, and parks. Or you could marvel at the magnificent architecture all over the city. Looking more closely, you might be surprised to see harsh lines beween race and class, dividing neighborhoods, schools, and entire sections of the city. No need to shy away from it - this is one of America's biggest challenges, embodies some of our greatest successes, and can teach many lessons. This is Washington, DC.
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