On the west coast of the USA in southern California, lies Los Angeles, the city of stars and starlets.
Los Angeles is defined by the constant presence of Hollywood glamour. The meter-high white letters of the film factory are enthroned above the city, the Walk of Fame honors the best of the famous, and what is a new trend elsewhere has long since become old hat in Los Angeles. For film fans, a visit to L.A. is not only worthwhile because of Hollywood. Universal Studios, Warner Brothers Studios and CBS Studios are also based in the city and are waiting to reveal their secrets to visitors.
Capital of Culture
But even away from the glamorous film world there are many things worth seeing in Los Angeles. Especially in the last 20 years, the city has made a great effort to offer its visitors something cultural as well. And so L.A. with its museums and theatres is well on the way to becoming the cultural capital of California.
Variety as far as the eye can see
Everybody gets happy in Los Angeles. Sea air and beach holidays are available at Venice Beach, art and culture in the numerous museums, such as the world-famous Getty Museum, entertainment for two or the whole family in the theatres and musicals of the city and for active holidaymakers the Santa Monica Mountains invite you to an extensive hiking tour.
Facts & Figures
The city of Los Angeles has about 3.8 million inhabitants and covers a total area of 1,290 km². As many as 17.8 million people live in the metropolitan region. The city has the most museums per capita in the world - for every 3,000 inhabitants there is one museum in Los Angeles. In addition, some 70 theatres await visitors, offering everything from classical plays to modern musicals.
Los Angeles Sights
There is much to see and discover in Los Angeles. Highlights include the Beverly Hills area, Crystal Cathedral, Little Tokyo, the Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, Queen Mary and Venice Beach.
Popular souvenirs from Los Angeles are articles of all kinds, such as cups, magnets, T-shirts or shot glasses with film symbols, the Hollywood logo or a star of the Walk of Fame.