Stunning architecture, fascinating museums, cultural itineraries, shops, theaters and high-end boutiques as well as breathtaking panoramic views: All of this and more await you in The Windy City. Shaped by jazz and blues of the early twentieth century, Chicago became the capital of gangsters during the Prohibition era. Wise guys like Al Capone and artists like Frank Sinatra fell in love with this charming city on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Although nearly completely destroyed by The Great Fire 1871, Chicago developed into a major American metropolis, thanks in part to the Chicago River, which runs through the State of Illinois and ends in the Great Lake. Discover it on one of the various boat tours.
Chicago is also home to the largest Polish community outside of Poland, so you’d be remiss if you didn’t sample one of the city’s famous Polish hot dogs. Also, the Chicago-style deep dish pizza is definitely worth a try!
Skyscrapers such as the Willis Tower, the tallest building in town as well as the second highest in America, characterize the Skyline of Chicago. On the Skydeck of the Willis Tower, you can experience the feeling of being 442 meters over the ground, separated only by a thick glass plate.
Admire Cloud Gate, which is known as “the Bean”, an artwork by Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park. A shooting location for various blockbusters such as Batman and The Blues Brothers, Chicago attracts famous actors every now and then, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself dining next to Ashton Kutcher or Penelope Cruz.
Do not forget to walk the Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s shopping district. Explore the wonderful promenade along Lake Michigan beach, discover the lively streets of the "loop" and allot a few hours to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. There’s something for everyone here!