Colorado State Capitol

The Capitol of Denver is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the governor. In 1867 Denver was elected as capital city of Colorado. The neoclassical State Capitol was completed in 1894. The golden dome was added in 1908.


200 East Colfax Ave.


Civic Center

The Denver Civic Center is a large park-like space between the Capitol and the City and County Building. After the idea of Mayor Speer the Civic Center was designed by Edward H. Bennett in 1919, following the principals of the City Beautiful movement of Chicago architects.


Colfax Avenue


City and County Building

Denver and Denver County was replaced by the Arapahoe County in 1902. After a long reriode of planning, the City and County Building was completed in 1932. The classicist building is the reminiscent of a Greek temple and build on an axis with the Denver Capitol.


1437 Bannock Street


Union Station

Union Station is one of the most iconic buildings in Denver. In 1880 the owners of 4 railway companies agreed to build a common train station. Union Station was built in 1881. Union Station was modernized and expanded in 2014 by the famous architects from Chicago Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Union Station is now an architectural highlight of Denver. As a result of the renovation there are now shops and numerous restaurants and cafes in the building.

The California Zephyr train runs from Union Station in Denver to Chicago and San Francisco (Oakland). The train station is also a regional transport hub that is served by several bus routes.


17th Street


16th Street Mall

The 16th Street is a shopping street in the centre of Denver. Created in 1982 by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the 16th Street was the first pedestrian Mall in town. Today the pedestrian area is the heart of Denver.


16th Street Mall


Denver City Park

The 130 hectare Denver City Park was created in 1880 when Denver only had 35,000 inhabitants. When the weather is good, the park has a wonderful view of the skyline with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains in the background. This is one of the most famous photo opportunities in the Denver. Unfortunately you can't see any mountains in our photo, I hope the weather will be better next time we visit Denver. City Park is also home of the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science.


Denver City Park


Cannabis Tours

Marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014. Since then Denver has developed ancannabis industry with hemp products. There are guided tours that offer a visit of hemp plantations and smoking pot with lodging in Cannabis friendly hotels. Caution: THC-containing products can be illegal in other federal states!


Denver tourist map


Travel Guide Denver

Welcome to Denver

Denver is the capital of Colorado, with about 600,000 inhabitants and is located on a plain at the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Because the city is on an altitude of 1,600 m, the city is also called "Mile High City". Denver is located in a densely populated area with over 2.5 million inhabitants. Because being so close to the Rocky Mountains, Denver has a high quality of life.