National Mall

The National Mall ( The Mall also, German National Promenade ) is a part of the National Park National Mall & Memorial Parks in the center of the capital of the United States, Washington, DC

The mall is bounded by Constitution Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, 1st Street, Maryland Avenue, Independence Avenue and 14th Street ( from the north clockwise). It is approximately 4.8 km long and 500 m wide and lies between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. Jefferson Drive and Madison Drive running parallel along through the park. Also, run the 3rd, 4th and 7th Street across the park, while the 9th and 12th Street tunnel under him.

The National Mall is home next to the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.

The White House is adjacent with its garden and front garden on the National Mall, the Washington Monument has a good look at the seat of the President.

In addition, various museums are represented on the long Park Avenue, only 9 of the 14 Smithsonian museums are here. Including the National Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art

The National Mall was the venue for various large rallies, so the march on Washington of 1963 and the million - man - march 1995. In July 2007, one of the Live Earth concerts took place there. On January 20, 2009, approximately 2 million people gathered on the occasion of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.


  • Museums of the World: The Mall in Washington.Eine production of the Saarland Radio / Television. 3-part documentation: 1) Donors and control; 2 ) Researchers and festivals; 3) the nature and recognition, respectively 45 ', 1982. Written and directed by Klaus Peter Dencker
  • Museums in the world. The mall live. A production of the Saarland Radio / TV, 45 ', 1982. Written and directed by Klaus Peter Dencker