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The island of Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean and is with 3.603km² the largest Island of the Balearic Islands, as well as the largest island belonging to Spain. With some small, offshore island Mallorca has a coastline of 550km. Mallorca has a total of 860,000 residents populate whereby in addition to the native population about 130,000 are foreigners. The official languages ​​are Catalan and Spanish and in the tourist centers will also be very much German and English spoken.

Tourism is with 75%, the most important source of income and gives the Mallorcans the highest per capita income in Spain. Was it 1960, 360.000 tourists, it is one of Mallorca now about 10 million tourists of which is about a third of Germany. 98% of tourists arrive to Mallorca by plane. The airport of Son Sant Joan is located 8 km north of Palma de Mallorca and is the third largest airport in Spain. Many professional and serious amateur cyclists coming in the spring because of the mild temperatures to Mallorca for the excellent training facilities are well prepared for the start in the new cycling season. The capital Palma de Mallorca is in southwest in the Bay of Palma. As time as Mallorca was still a kingdom Palma is both capital and the political and economic center of the Autonomous Region Balearic Islands. The city was founded by the Romans in 123 BC, now there are living in Palma more than 400,000 people.

One of the six landscape zones is the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range up to 15 km wide in the north of Mallorca. At a length of 90 km there are 10 peaks more than 1.000m. The highest mountain is 1.445m, the Puig Major. To the east is the second mountain range - Serres de Levante with 3 peaks over 500m. In Mallorca there are no natural rivers and lakes. After heavy rains the water run in the torrents to the sea. The short winter are caused by the mild and humid island of Mallorca. In rare cases you may get in the mountains also snowfall. In the summer months there is little rain. The temperatures in the interior of the island can then rise to about 40°C. In Mallorca, the sun shines an average of 8 hours per day. The wettest month is October and the almond blossom in January, is of the otherwise parched landscape in the summer of a completely different look.

Attractions in Mallorca: Cathedral, the Castle of Bellver, the Palacio Real, the Lonja, the Grand Hotel, the Muse de Mallorca, patrician houses like Can Vivot, Can Oleza Solleric and twenty galleries of modern art, monasteries, watchtowers , churches, town halls and museums of the 52 other cities of Majorca form the architectural and artistic wealth of Mallorca. Aqua Parks, Sports Car, The Dolphin, plants with exotic birds, historical gardens, or nature park s'Albufera in Alcudia. The nightlife in the tourist centers. Very well worth the almond blossom is often the Schomberg begins in January.

Activities in Majorca: swimming, diving, cycling, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, hiking, trekking, mountain biking, climbing, 21 golf clubs, tennis, 2 racecourses, football, volleyball, beach volleyball, etc.

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