Dortmund – A modern and traditional city
Once was the most important center for steel and coal from North Westphalia. Today is a comopolit city, where modern living in perfect symbiosis with the history and past. Dortmund began to write history since 880 year, under another name, Throtmanni, after 1320 appearing in the writings of the times as “Dorpmund”. In 2000 became one of the most “green” European cities, with 280 square miles of parks and gardens.
The largest park, Westfallenpark invite their visitors to quiet walks on the alley or at the outdoor exercise or even cultural. Integrated in Westfallenpark is Rosary, the third largest in the world, which houses over 3,000 species and varieties of roses.
Dortmund is renowned as the shopping center, receiving visitors from all over Europe. From late January to mid February reductions in stores may even reach 80-90%. The most famous shopping streets are Westenhellweg, Ostenhellweg and Hansastrasse. Bruckstrasse and Leppingstrasse become popular among locals and tourists.
A stay at Dortmund Zoo should not be missed that covers an area of 28 hectares and houses over 2,500 animals from all over the world. Included in the Ruhr region, the largest cultural and artistic Europe, Dortmund honors the German culture, so popular worldwide.
Ostwall Museum captures the twentieth century collection of paintings, sculptures, artifacts and photographs dating from the Classic Middle Ages to the present day. Westfphalia specific industrial areas are all arranged in Industrial Museums former coal mine Zollen and Hoesch-Museum workers set up funds in steelworks and port museum informs visitors about the port history of the city. Other museums that worth visiting are the Natural History of Automobile or Steinwache Memorial, a former memorial house during Gestapo.
The history of over 1300 years of Dortmund is transposed into the modern world both by medieval churches and castles in the surroundings that were kept intact to changing times. The best known are: Haus Bodelschwingh (the largest castle in Dortmund), Haus Dellwig (on which their imprint styles, Baroque and Renaissance), Haus Rodenberg (built in the thirteenth century – century), Haus Wenge (estate aristocrat, built in Gothic style), Haus Westhusen (used today as bed rest) and The Romberg Park Gatehouse (built in the eighteenth – century, now houses an art gallery).
Dortmund is remarkable as a sports city, over 140,000 people are enrolled in one of the 600 sports clubs. Not surprise anyone if over 38,000 of them are enrolled in a football club. In addition, Borussia Dotmund team, the emblem of the city is the first German club that wins a European trophy.
You can serve here German food to one specific food restaurants in Dortmund. The prices for food start from 10 euro on average. Necessarily is to be tested the various types of beer. A night in Dortmund starts at 40 euro.