Situated on the East Coast of the U.S. North Carolina boasts a landscape full of natural wonders. The state is divided into three regions and reaches from the Appalachian mountains over the gentle foothills of the Piedmont to the beaches and Outer Banks of the Atlantic coast. North Carolina’s touristic attractions are as diverse as its nature. With 14 national and 41 state parks, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains, 500 kilometers of coast and more than 400 golf courses the state is an Eldorado for hikers, outdoor fans and golfers. Fans of motorsports experience the „home“of NASCAR at motor speedways. North Carolina is the nation’s variety vacationland, featuring various wineries and breweries, a rich history, manifold culture and one-of-a-kind shopping as Southern hospitality – something for everyone!