Dortmund, the independent city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is the third largest city in the state after Cologne and Düsseldorf. Yet the city in the Ruhrpott is often underestimated and scored with fantastic day trip destinations in the countryside, a lively downtown and numerous attractions.
Formerly known primarily for open-pit mining and the extraction of steel and coal, Dortmund retains its industrial charm to this day and combines it with modern urban planning and green natural oases.
The Ruhr metropolis offers a diverse and multifaceted cultural scene with numerous museums and galleries. These include the Museum Ostwall, the Museum of Art and Cultural History and the German Football Museum.
Architecturally, Dortmund is a city full of contrasts and opposites. The cityscape is strongly influenced by the style of post-war and post-modernism, as large parts of the city were completely destroyed. Nevertheless, along Dortmund's Ostwall, some silent witnesses and structures of medieval Dortmund become visible.
Not far from the city center you will find beautiful parks and green spaces and in the evening a varied pub and beer culture awaits you! In the center of Dortmund there are cozy and charming accommodations and city hotels ready for you.
Dortmund is a versatile industrial metropolis that left its dusty past behind and is now a green metropolis in the west of Germany! Many of the former industrial facilities are now museums and recreational facilities that offer a variety of programs - for young and for old!
For a little shopping tour, we recommend a visit to the Old Market in the center of Dortmund. The absolute highlight is the market place in the winter months. Then the Old Market shines in festive splendor and attracts with delicious Christmas delicacies and warming mulled wine.
Sports and nature lovers will love the Westfalenpark. In the green heart of the city, on 500,000 square meters, you will find numerous attractions for children and adults. Flowery gardens, an animal park, museums, cafés and restaurants await you between extensive green spaces, small forests and lakes.
For night owls and beer lovers, there is also one or the other treat - or better said, one or the other barley juice! Beer culture is very important in Dortmund. Here's to your health and your stay in Dortmund!