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Detroit - surprisingly different

You can feel the youthful urban flair at every nook and cranny, a determined spirit of optimism that breathed new life into the metropolis after the collapse of industry - and makes Detroit a real insider tip for tourists. Whether a show in the Theater District, which is one of the largest in the USA, a stroll by the river or a visit to the renowned Detroit Institute of Art, the entertainment metropolis ensures hours of variety.

A detour to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn is a must if you are going on a long journey with your rental car from Detroit Airport. The Henry Ford collection spoils visitors with a variety of exciting exhibits from vintage cars to heavy machinery and is the ideal destination for a family outing - both young and old get their money's worth here.

On the trail of the automotive industry

Set out on Woodward Avenue along the fascinating Automotive Heritage Trail from downtown Detroit to Pontiac in the north for an exciting glimpse into the past of the automotive industry. There are countless attractions along the 50 km route, from factory buildings to private estates and museums. Stop at the place where Ford Automotive was founded, take a look at the imposing structure of the old General Motors Building, or visit the home of Henry and Clara Ford.

Vacation at the lake

The coast along Lake Michigan quickly gives rise to vacation flair. More than 40 km of beach beckon in popular Muskegon to relax and sunbathe. Explore historic lighthouses, marvel at the former homes of rich timber magnates at the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, or pay a visit to Michigan’s Adventure, Michigan's largest amusement park.

Further south is the idyllic, sleepy beach nest South Haven, which has lots of great bathing opportunities and unique boutiques to linger and stroll through. Stroll past the yacht and sailing club, unwind on South Beach or explore the historic lighthouse on South Beach Pier.

pure nature

Lots of fantastic views, dense forests and sparkling water await you on the River Road National Scenic Byway, which starts on the shores of Lake Huron and follows the course of the historic Au Sable River into the Huron-Manistee National Forests. In autumn the lush colors of the trees beckon, in winter the tranquil snowy landscape is impressive. From skiing to hiking tours and kayaking, the wonderful landscape makes every sporting activity along the route an unforgettable adventure.

Mackinac Island

A special highlight that you have to experience is Mackinac Island. Park your car in Mackinaw City and take the ferry to the island that stretches off the Upper Peninsula coast. Cars are an absolute taboo here.

In fact, it feels like traveling a few centuries back in time - carriages, historic homes, and performers in disguise offer a great glimpse into everyday life in Michigan in bygone days. Also, try the delicious caramels for which the island is famous and infamous.