Travel tips Dortmund
Dortmund for cultural travellers: the culture metropolis int the region of the Ruhr
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.
Events, culture and museums in Dortmund
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.
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Dortmund für sightseer, friends of the industrial heritage and visiors of museums
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.
Dortmund culinaric: die the region of the Ruhr for conoisseurs
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.
Dortmund für design shopper and vintage buyer
On a visit to Dortmund, you will be able to enjoy extensive shopping sprees, either in the Krüger-Passage located along the Westenhellweg in the centre of town, in the Propstei arcades in the city, or along the Hansastrasse. From second-hand shops, fashion stores to the ultimate luxury boutiques – Dortmund offers something for every taste and every pocket.
Nightlife in Dortmund: Dortmund for party people and social butterflies
Dortmund is an exciting city that offers an extremely varied nightlife. It has party destinations for fans of 80s or 90s music, for those who are into Hip Hop or even for people who enjoy shaking to the beat of electronic techno sounds. Most recommended however, are Dortmund’s broad selection of events and theme parties that can really satisfy all tastes. Dortmund is a city where night owls won’t get bored.