Beautiful waterways, boundless parks, breathtaking pieces of nature make Dortmund a “green metropolis”.
It’s hard to comprehend that Dortmund is also an important industrial and research center. From the mid-19th century the city used to prosper on coal mining and steel milling. These days the mines and mills are closed and modern industries are flourishing in their place. Dortmund is also a passionate fan of soccer and its team Borussia Dortmund has been national champion six times. Visit team’s home stadium Westfalenstadion, one of the most famous football stadiums in Europe.
A trade center in old times, Dortmund is still tops for shopping. When you come to the city on the shopping tour, stay in the best hotel at the most affordable price. From the vast database at Booked.net find the cheap hotel or the luxurious one in Dortmund.
For many years, Dortmund was a heart of Germany’s heavy industry. Explore the industrial Dortmund in the LWL-Industiemuseum. Eight industrial sites reveal the history. You will be able to perform different crafts, such as shaping bricks, weaving textiles, blowing glass through a glassmaker’s blowpipe. “Grasp” industrial heritage of Dortmund literally in the industrial museum of national importance. As a historical trade center, the city holds numerous exhibitions and trade fairs, such as the largest model-making exhibition in Europe and the annual tobacco industry trade fair.
Other attractions include;
- Reinoldikirche or St. Reinhold’s Church is dedicated to Saint Reinoldus, the patron of the city. Made in Romanesque and Gothic style, the church takes pride in its large set of bells. Climb the 207 steps of the bell tower and you will be rewarded with the stunning view.
- Petrikirche or St. Peter’s Church was built in the 14th century. It is famous for the “Golden Wonder of Dortmund” which tells the story about Easter, with 30 reliefs and 633 gilt carved oak figures.
- The Museum am Ostwall is exclusively dedicated to 20th and 21st century art. Its collection includes paintings, sculptures, photos etc. from the Classical Modern Age to the present day. The museum is also home to one of Germany’s first children’s painting studios
- Opernhaus Dortmund, opera house was built in 1966. Its fantastic programme includes operas, ballets, concerts and plays at the big stage. The theatre’s modern design is especially stunning at night.
- German Cookbook Museum documents changes in kitchen technology of 19th and 20th century.
- Museum of Art and Cultural History was founded in 1883. Among the museum’s treasures are Renaissance rarities collection, Roman gold and the finest porcelain.
Visit one of the numerous events and fairs in Westfalenhallen. The famous venue used to host Ice Hockey World Championships, World Figure Skating Championships, Pink Floyd’s “The Wall Tour”, Rock Pop Festivals and many more.
In winter come to the Christmas Market in Dortmund to see the largest Christmas tree in the world or a collection of smaller trees. Stay at the cheapest Dortmund hotels or the most luxurious ones with the help of Booked.net