United States Capitol

The construction of the US Capitol started in 1793. In 1814 the Capitol was destroyed by British troops, after US Forces attacked Canada. In 1863 the Dome was completed.  

White House

The residential and official residence of the US president in 1792, was the first building in "Federal City" started and completed 1800's. 1814 was burned down by the British, in retaliation for the attack on Canada. 

Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial was built in 1943 for the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. John Russell designed this Monument as a reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the United States. 

National World War II Memorial

To commemorate over 400,000 fallen soldiers in World War II and all US citizens involved in the war, the National World War II Memorial was opened in 2004. Architect Friedrich St.Florian from Rhode Island designed the oval shaped Memorial.  

Lincoln Memorial

The classicist monument for Abraham Lincoln was built in 1922. Lincoln was president of the United States during the Civil War. He achieved the end of slavery in the US. In 1865 he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument was opened in 1884 with a hight of 169 meters. The obelisk like Monument was the tallest building in the world, until the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris was completed in 1889. 


National Mall



Map sights of Washington DC


Washington D.C.

Welcome to Washington D.C.

Washington is one of the few cities in the world that was built as a capital city. In 1792 the master plan was designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant. The American capital is characterized by diagonal streets, which meet at Circles. Unlike other major cities in the country, there are no skyscrapers in the city center. High-rise buildings where banned in 1899. Almost all sights of Washington D.C. are situated at the "National Mall", where you will also find the famous museums, like the Smithonian Castle or the National Air and Space Museum