Dortmund

Germany

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Photo provided by German National Tourist Board
Dortmund awaits: its museums, sports, theatre and more!

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.

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Where to stay in Dortmund

Dortmund City Centre
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Dortmund City Centre

Museums, Monuments, Historical Buildings

Get to know Dortmund City Centre and its many features like its museums and monuments. You might want to explore sights like Westenhellweg Street and Dortmund Concert Hall, and you can jump on the metro at Kampstrasse U-Bahn or Reinoldikirche U-Bahn to get around the city.

Phoenix-West
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Phoenix-West

This once booming Dortmund neighborhood suffered as industry declined, only to rise again with fascinating historical attractions and trendy residential areas.

Nordmarkt-West
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Nordmarkt-West

If you're spending time in Nordmarkt-West, check out sights like Dortmund Brewery Museum or Museum of Natural History and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Lortzingstrasse U-Bahn or Immermannstrasse - Klinikzentrum U-Bahn.

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Top hotels in Dortmund

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Novum Hotel Excelsior
4 out of 5
Lange Straße 1, Dortmund, NW
£51/night
25 Aug-26 Aug
3.9/5Very Good! (664 reviews)

"Lovely reception, staff were very helpful and all we needed during our stay were close to the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Novum Hotel Excelsior
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Dorint an den Westfalenhallen Dortmund
Lindemannstr. 88, Dortmund, NW
£60/night
8 Sep-9 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (153 reviews)

"Love it, within 10 minutes walk from Signal Iduna Park, peaceful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2019

Dorint an den Westfalenhallen Dortmund
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Radisson Blu Hotel Dortmund
4.5 out of 5
An der Buschmuehle 1, Dortmund, NW
£72/night
8 Sep-9 Sep
4.2/5Very Good! (607 reviews)

"Our overall stay was really good. Great location situated 5 minutes car journey from the city centre and directly next door to Westfalen park. The facilities including the swimming pool were amazing along with the breakfast which had a huge selection of foods. Rooms were more than adequate and staff ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel Dortmund

Popular things to do in Dortmund

Westfalenpark Dortmund
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Westfalenpark Dortmund

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Westfalenpark Dortmund, a popular green space in Hörde. You can attend a football match while in the area.

Dortmunder U
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Dortmunder U

Find Dortmund’s creative heart in this former brewery, which now houses art exhibitions, cultural institutions and research facilities in one iconic building.

Thier-Galerie
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Thier-Galerie

Spend hours shopping in stylish boutiques and snacking in numerous food outlets at one of central Dortmund’s sleekest and most popular shopping malls. 

Dortmund Concert Hall
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Dortmund Concert Hall

Get tickets for a show at Dortmund Concert Hall, a theatre with a story to tell in Innenstadt-Ost. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's shops.

Dortmund Christmas Market
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Dortmund Christmas Market

During your trip to Innenstadt-Ost, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Dortmund Christmas Market. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Westenhellweg Street
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Westenhellweg Street

During your visit to Dortmund, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Westenhellweg Street. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top activities in Dortmund

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Düsseldorf : Your Private Sightseeing Flight

£133

UP, UP and AWAY! This is your chance to experience the fun of flying PRIVATELY. Yes, that's right. No shuffling from queue to queue, no delays, no screaming of children, or huge airports.This is the real deal. Your very own private pilot, who just wants to share the magic of flight.

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