Dortmund Travel Guide

Dortmund is a city in Germany located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of the largest cities in the state.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Dortmund: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Things to see and do in Dortmund


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The Westfalenpark is a popular green area in Dortmund. It is home of the Fernsehturm (TV Tower), known by the locals as Florian.

The park is also home of the Deutsches Rosarium, an exhibition with more than 2.600 flowers types.

An der Buschmühle 3, 44139 



The Reinoldikirche is a church with a tower of 104 meters that dominates the urban landscape of Dortmund.

It´s worth visiting the top of the tower for amazing views of the city.

Ostenhellweg 2, 44135 

Alter Markt

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The Alter Markt is a pedestrian area with many stores, galleries, cafés and restaurants.

Highlights of the area include the Altes Stadthaus and the City Hall Dortmund.

Alter Markt, 44137

Zeche Zollern

Zeche Zollern

The Zeche Zollern is located in Bövinghausen, a suburb in Dortmund.

It was projected in 1898 as a model colliery.

It is famous for its impressive architecture, especially the red brick facades of its buildings.

Grubenweg 5, 44388



The Hohensyburg is an old castle complex. The ruins date back approximately 1100.

Hohensyburgstraße 202, 44265 

Altes Hafenamt

Altes Hafenamt

The Altes Hafenamt is a building that shows the history of the port.

Sunderweg 130, 44147

Signal Iduna Park

Signal Iduna Park

The Signal Iduna Park is a football stadium. The stadium is one of the most famous football grounds in Europe and it is Germany‘s largest stadium.

Strobelallee 50, 44139

Phoenix See

Phoenix See

The Phoenix See is located 4 km from the center of Dortmund.

It is one of the largest urban development projects in the country. The lake was built in the former ThyssenKrupp steel mill area.

Phoenix See, 44263

Dortmunder U

The Dortmunder U was opened in 2010. This former factory has been transformed into a center for creative and artistic activities.

Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137

Where to stay

Radisson Blu Dortmund

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The Radisson Blu Dortmund is close to one of largest urban parks in Europe.

The hotel has 190 rooms. Certain accommodations include a sitting area for your convenience.


An der Buschmühle 1, 44139

Mercure Dortmund Centrum

Mercure Dortmund Centrum©Mercure

The Mercure Dortmund Centrum is located 130 meters from the Friedenplatz, close to the Stadtgarten Station.

The hotel has 125 rooms equipped with a safe, work desk.


Olpe 2, 44135

Holiday Inn Dortmund

Holiday Inn Dortmund©Hodiday Inn

The Hodiday Inn Dortmund is located 200 meters from the Hauptfriedhof Station and about 6 km from the city center.

Rooms are modern and equipped a with flat-screen TV, coffee maker.


Moskauer Str. 1, 44269

Shopping Streets

In the city center you will find several shops. The Westenhellweg is one of the most popular and visited shopping avenues, you will find a mix of department stores and specialty shops, as well as numerous cafés, restaurants.

Malls and Department Stores


Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Westenhellweg 30-36, 44137

Galeria Kaufhof

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Westenhellweg 70-84, 44137

Shopping Thier Galerie

The Shopping Thier Galerie is located 550 meters from Theater Dortmund.

Brands: Armani Jeans, Adidas, Mango, Marc O´Polo, Pandora.

Westenhellweg 102 – 106, 44137

Plan your Trip

Dortmund has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Essen, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bonn.


Essen – 37,8 km

Düsseldorf – 70,8 km

Cologne – 93,4 km

Bonn – 116 km

Koblenz – 198 km

Frankfurt – 224 km

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