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Dortmund
Travel Guide

Dortmund

Known as Westphalia’s green metropolis, this thriving city in western Germany is similarly renowned for its fine breweries and fashionable soccer club.

Located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund is one of the largest cities in the region, one of the oldest cities in the west of the country and one of the best known, and best loved, cities in Germany.

When you arrive in Dortmund, your eye is immediately drawn to the towers that line the cityscape with particular attention to one. The Florian Tower is the city’s famous TV and telecommunications tower, built in 1959 and reaching a height of 720 feet (220 meters), once the highest freestanding structure in the country.

Other skyline highlights include the towers of Reinoldikirche, Marienkirche and Petrikirche, gems of medieval architecture which hark back to the city’s heritage. Head to Marienkirche to see a one-time Protestant church, originally constructed in the 1100s, but rebuilt after the Second World War. Or opt for Petrikirche to take in a famous carved altar, the “Golden Miracle of Dortmund,” almost 600 years old and depicting 36 Easter scenes using 633 gilt carved oak figures.

While you're in Dortmund, don't forget the cultural scene. Get dressed up to enjoy popular social spots such as the Konzerthaus and the Opernhaus Dortmund. The latter was built in 1966 on the site of an old synagogue, destroyed by the Nazis in the 1930s, and now hosts a range of performances. You can also head out during the day to experience Dortmund's impressive museums and art galleries.

Despite the city’s history as an industrial center, with extensive coal and steel milling conducted within the city limits for a century, Dortmund is regarded today as a green haven, described by some as Westphalia’s “green metropolis.” Nearly half of the area that makes up Dortmund’s territory is made up of waterways, woodland, farmland and other green spaces—so make sure you go for a stroll.

Spacious parks around the city such as Westfalenpark and the Rombergpark are well worth a visit. Head to Westfalenpark to enjoy Rosarium, a rose garden boasting more than 3,000 species, or travel to Mergelteichstrasse to visit Zoo Dortmund.

It's this impressive blend of lush greenery and high culture that makes Dortmund such a captivating city.

Where to stay in Dortmund

Vienna House Easy Castrop-Rauxel
Vienna House Easy Castrop-Rauxel
4 out of 5
Dortmunder Str. 55, Castrop-Rauxel, NW
The price is ¥11,046 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Rauxel-Süd, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Westphalian State Theater, Bodelschwingh Castle, and LWL Industrial Museum. Kletterhalle ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (101 reviews)
good olave
"Everything was fine"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Vienna House Easy Castrop-Rauxel
Dorint An den Westfalenhallen Dortmund
Dorint An den Westfalenhallen Dortmund
4.5 out of 5
Lindemannstr. 88, Dortmund, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,967 per night from May 21 to May 21
Located in Innenstadt-West, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Westfalenhallen and Signal Iduna Park. Westfalenpark Dortmund is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) ...
4.4/5Excellent! (232 reviews)
"Very comfortable and clean. Needed extra blanket and heater, was immediately provided."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dorint An den Westfalenhallen Dortmund
Paradies in Dortmund
Paradies in Dortmund
3.5 out of 5
Pässchen 5, Dortmund
The price is ¥9,389 per night from May 22 to May 22
Located in Hombruch, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of DASA Working World Exhibition, Signal Iduna Park, and Westfalenhallen. Westfalenpark Dortmund ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Für einen kurzen Aufenthalt ist es gut. Internet funktionierte nur in einer Ecke des Schlafzimmer sonst kein Handy Empfang da die Unterkunft Souterain ist. Klappe des Mülleimers verschmutzt. Der Empfang lief reibungslos und sehr nett."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Paradies in Dortmund
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Paradies in Dortmund
Paradies in Dortmund
3.5 out of 5
Pässchen 5, Dortmund
The price is ¥9,389 per night from May 22 to May 22
Located in Hombruch, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of DASA Working World Exhibition, Signal Iduna Park, and Westfalenhallen. Westfalenpark Dortmund ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Für einen kurzen Aufenthalt ist es gut. Internet funktionierte nur in einer Ecke des Schlafzimmer sonst kein Handy Empfang da die Unterkunft Souterain ist. Klappe des Mülleimers verschmutzt. Der Empfang lief reibungslos und sehr nett."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Paradies in Dortmund
Villa Vera
Villa Vera
4 out of 5
Kaiserstr. 151, Wetter (Ruhr), NW
The price is ¥12,902 per night from May 20 to May 20
Located in Alt-Wetter, this villa is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Bachviertel and within 6 mi (10 km) of FernUniversität in Hagen and Theater Hagen. Elbershallen and ...
4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Celebrate an anniversary
"Stayed at this hotel at the end of an anniversary celebration in Europe. Very helpful staff, who accommodated our late check-in. Convenient and quite location outside of Dortmund. Modern bath with hot tub!"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017

Villa Vera
White House Deluxe Castrop Rauxel
White House Deluxe Castrop Rauxel
3 out of 5
Westerholtstraße 28, Castrop-Rauxel
The price is ¥4,669 per night from May 29 to May 29
Located in Habinghorst, this apartment building is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Westphalian State Theater and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Henrichenburg Boat Lift. LWL Industrial ...
3.4/5Good! (7 reviews)
"We were greeted by the host who met us nicely. He made us feel comfortable and homely. However, when he was about to leave he said something which kind of put us off. He asked us to give him Euros 150 deposit as part of security and that he or his house keeper will pay us on the day we'll leave. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

White House Deluxe Castrop Rauxel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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