Top Ten Dortmund Attractions And Essential Experiences

Dortmund offers lots of fun attractions and experiences for its visitors. The list below is some of the best Dortmund attractions — consider it the city in a nutshell.

1. Marching In The Love Parade

This Dortmund attraction has become a summertime tradition. Electronic music, dancing, and a message of peace and love make this free event an essential experience.

2. Climbing Up The Florianturm (Florian Tower)

You can’t miss the Florian Tower, or Florianturm (or simply “Florian”), as it’s the tallest building in the city. This Dortmund TV Tower even used to be the tallest building in Germany at one point. It goes without saying that the view from the top is amazing!

3. Strolling Through The Rose Garden In Westphalia Park

Dortmund is well-known for its lovely nature parks and Westphalia is no exception. The perfect day here includes a walk in the Rose Garden and a picnic in the sun.

4. Having A Beer In One Of Dortmund’s Breweries-turned-pubs

As the former beer-making capital, Dortmund’s old breweries have been given new life as local pubs. The Mendoza or Wenkers am Markt are good bets for a place to enjoy the Dortmund brew.

5. Sampling The International Cuisine

Dortmund’s attraction as an international city means that you can find almost any world cuisine here. Whether you want German sausage, Indian tandoori or Turkish kebab, you won’t go hungry in this town.

6. Viewing The World’s Largest Christmas Tree At The Christmas Market

With a 147 foot Christmas tree and over 300 holiday stalls, Dortmund’s Christmas Market is one of Germany’s biggest.

7. Cheering On Borussia Dortmund At The Signal Iduna Park

The local soccer team enjoys much support from the city. A ticket to one of their matches is a great way to check out one of Europe’s largest stadiums – the Signal Iduna Park (formerly known as Westfalenstadion).

8. Shopping In Charlemagne’s Old Markets In Westenhellweg

This locale was once a popular trading route during the time of this old king. These days, you’ll find all the big department stores here as a spot to spend some of your euros.

9. Watching A Non-Traditional Show At Dortmund’s Opera House

With a reputation for doing the unexpected, this Opera House is a sure way to enjoy the city’s strong culture.

10. Appreciating The Architecture At Dortmund’s Big Three Churches

Petrikirche, Marienkirche and Reinoldkirche are all historic and beautiful churches within the city. A climb up the Bell Tower in Reinoldkirche is a definite tourist attraction.

 

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