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Travel Tips Dortmund

Dortmund is the commercial centre of North Rhine-Westphalia and the largest city in the Ruhr Basin. On a visit to Dortmund you will be able to enjoy a host of interesting landmarks – for example the churches Reinoldikirche, Marienkirche, and Propsteikirche which testify to 1,000 years of history and tradition. Then there are also the Museum for Art and Cultural History and the Museum am Ostwall with its impressive collection of modern art, or the Westphalia Hall which is a regular host of concerts and events. Art and culture is in fact an integral part of life in Dortmund. A variety of theatres and vaudevilles ensure multifaceted entertainment; and museums, castles, palaces and historical monuments are all worth a visit when in Dortmund. The beautiful water-castle Dellwig, for example, the Natural History Museum, the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial or the Hohensyburg ruins. Dortmund is a green city and besides the Westphalia Park, has many other parks and open spaces. An excellent destination for a simple stroll would be the Old Market Place in the city centre.

Sights in Dortmund

While the Westphalian city of Dortmund is mainly known as an industrial city, it still offers its visitors a row of interesting attractions. These include, for example churches such as the medieval Reinoldikirche and the Marienkirche, the television tower Florian or the Dortmunder U which is a symbol of the mining industry era in the Ruhr Valley. Also worth a visit is the Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund’s museum of 20th- and 21st-century art, as well as the Museum for Art and Cultural History. Then there is also the Krüger passage, located in the city centre, and a perfect shopping destination. Friends of nature can explore the Westphalia Park with its German rose garden, and the botanical garden Romberg Park.

Restaurants in Dortmund

Dortmund is a great dining location. You will find everything from hearty home-made local food to Italian pasta and sushi or even light Mediterranean dishes. Every restaurant in Dortmund is specialised on its own culinary direction and generally has a very broad range of dishes. It never takes long for people to find their personal favourite amongst Dortmund’s restaurants. Your culinary delights are certainly taken care of in this beautiful metropolis.


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Shopping Tipps

Great for shopaholics is the Krüger-Passage located in the Dortmund city center in downtown, in the Propstei arcades in the city and all the shops along the Hansastrasse.

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