First Time Tourists Guide in Dortmund

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Dortmund is a city in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, Germany. This city is home to Germany's largest football stadium named Signal Iduna Park (formerly known as Westfalen Stadium). This stadium is home to the Borussia soccer team.

Start your journey in Westfalen Park. This park is literally the best park in the city. The ticket is cheap, the service is great, and it’s maintained perfectly.

Be sure to check out the city's popular tourist attractions such as German Football Museum, Hohensyburg, and Botanischer Garten Rombergpark.

Foodies will not be left out, because Dortmund has unique foods for you, they are Pfefferpotthast and Nieheimer Käse. It goes perfectly with Dortmunder Bier (local beer) or Dortmunder Export, Dortmund's favorite drinks.

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SIGHTSEEING

Start your journey in Westfalen Park. This park is literally the best park in the city. The ticket is cheap, the service is great, and it’s maintained perfectly. To have the best moment, go to the tower and watch the city’s stunning views from the top. Although sometimes it gets crowded, it will worth your effort. It's because the park is windy and refreshing. Many trees are surrounding this park, it brings the best fresh air. Attractions like ponds and gardens are available for your pleasure. Have the best time ever in the city's most popular spot!

Westfalen Park

Westfalen Park is a vast park with a rosarium, mini train & a tower with observation deck & cafe, plus outdoor events.

Address : An der Buschmühle 3, 44139 Dortmund, Germany

DOWNTOWN

Located in the city center, Krügerpassage is the right choice to discover the atmosphere of downtown Dortmund. It's an office building and shopping arcade known as the oldest surviving building in the city. It’s especially popular for its iconic Art Nouveau elements. You will find many interesting places in downtown Dortmund, such as shopping centers and food stalls.

Krügerpassage

The Krügerhaus was completed in 1912, as can be seen in the bay window, flanked by two cherubs.

Address : Kampstraße 4A, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

SHOPPING

Shopaholics can enjoy a variety of shopping opportunities in one of the shopping malls in the city, Thier-Galerie. This mall offers famous brands from clothing, cosmetics, household, toys, and many more. Mehrzweckplatz Flea Market is a good place if you want to buy souvenirs. This open-air market provides local crafts and other local products perfect for souvenirs. You can also go to Flohmarkt, an outdoor market open every weekend. It's such the best place where you will find merchants selling handicrafts, secondhand items, food & many more.

Thier-Galerie

Thier-Galerie offer a variety of shopping opportunities with major brands.

Address : Westenhellweg 102-106, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

Flohmarkt Dortmund

You can also go to Flohmarkt, an outdoor market open every weekend. It's such the best place where you will find merchants selling handicrafts, secondhand items, food & many more.

Address : Emil-Figge-Straße 50, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

FOOD & DRINK

If you’re in Dortmund, you have to try the city's iconic foods. Pfefferpotthast and Nieheimer Käse are some of them. Pfefferpotthast is filled with meat simmered in a seasoned broth along with onions, soup vegetables, spices, and herbs. While Nieheimer Käse is a cheese made from low-fat sour cow’s milk quark using a traditional recipe. The flavor is slightly sour and spicy with a hint of caraway. You should also try the iconic drinks in Dortmund. It's Dortmunder Bier and Dortmunder Export.

CULTURE

Dortmund is famously known for its football team, Borussia Dortmund. It’s founded in 1909 and has been known as one of the most successful clubs in Europe. For this success, the country has built a special museum called German Football Museum. As for the official language, people in Dortmund speak German. But other languages like English and French are also spoken here.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Dortmund is between June to August. That’s when the temperature is comfortable enough to explore the city. The highest average temperature is 23°C in July and the lowest is 4°C in January.

HOTEL

One of the best things about traveling is choosing the right place to stay. We recommend you to stay at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dortmund. This hotel is located beside Westfalenpark, one of Europe’s largest urban park. Access to the subway, airport, and city center is easy. The hotel also provides 24-hour fitness center to keep your body in shape. There are also sauna, steam bath, outdoor terrace, and the largest heated indoor pool. Guests can also enjoy a variety of international cuisines in the hotel's Restaurant GINGER. The bar’s beer and cocktails are the perfect company for your night. You can also book a room at l'Arrivée HOTEL & SPA. It offers a variety of enjoyment for your tired body. There are two restaurants and a beer garden with a stone grill and BBQ serving deliciousness for your taste bud. Located in the middle of Dortmund, this upscale hotel is suitable for your stay. The rooms are styled with modern design with balconies and living areas. Guests have access to the chic spa which features a pool, a hot tub, and sauna. There's also a gym for your daily routine.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dortmund

This hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dortmund is located beside Westfalenpark, one of Europe’s largest urban park. Access to the subway, airport, and city center is easily reachable.

Address : An der Buschmühle 1, 44139 Dortmund, Germany

l'Arrivée HOTEL & SPA

l'Arrivée HOTEL & SPA is a fine choice for wellness. It offers you variety of enjoyment and well being. Two refined restaurants and a beer garden with a stone grill and BBQ are serving deliciousness for your senses.

Address : Wittbräucker Str. 565, 44267 Dortmund, Germany

RESTAURANT

Zum Alten Markt is serving you authenticity, great location, atmosphere, and good service. Come to this restaurant to taste German typical food. This restaurant is located in the city center so it's a perfect spot to stop by after a hectic day in the city. Enjoy German dishes while seating on their outdoor setting. YUMIMI Restaurant is another perfect spot to enjoy Japanese dishes. Over 100 hot and cold dishes are served in this restaurant. Dishes like soups, salads, finger food, sushi, and teppayanki are enjoyable here. They’ll make sure your order is quickly served and coming out freshly.

Zum Alten Markt

Zum Alten Markt comes to you with authenticity, great location and atmosphere, and good service. Known as the right place for serving German typical food, this restaurant is located in the middle of Dortmund.

Address : Markt 3, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

YUMIMI Restaurant

YUMIMI Restaurant is another perfect spot to enjoy Japanese dishes. Over 100 hot and cold dishes are served in this restaurant. Dishes like soups, salads, finger food, sushi, and teppayanki are enjoyable here.

Address : Stubengasse 8, 44135 Dortmund, Germany

CAFE

Start your day by eating good stuff from Cafe Bernstein. This cafe is serving you good-looking dishes with a warm smile. The room has a good atmosphere with its good decoration. A good place for meeting, relax, and spend quality time. Come along and bring your travel buddy to this cafe called Flayva Coffee & Tea Lounge. The finest coffee creations, teas, cakes, and bagels are waiting for you. Served freshly with good service and affordable prices, this is a perfect way to enjoy cafe life.

Cafe Bernstein

Start your day by eating good stuff from Cafe Bernstein. This cafe is serving you good-looking dishes with a warm smile. The room has a good atmosphere with its good decoration.

Address : Kampstraße 45, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

Flayva Coffee & Tea Lounge

Come along and bring your travel buddy to this other cafe, Flayva Coffee & Tea Lounge. The finest coffee creations, teas, cakes, and bagels are waiting for you. Served freshly with good service and affordable prices.

Address : Hansastraße 30, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Make yourself feel young by partying at a disco club, NIGHTROOMS Dortmund. Traveling won't be complete without having fun at a bar or club. This club has an exciting atmosphere, the music is inviting you to dance on the dancing floor. Enjoy three areas with three different styles and musical while sipping your favorite drinks. Chill out and have some more fun at iROOM - Cocktailbar & Nachtclub. First of all, the interior is very stylish and beautiful. The atmosphere and the prices are great, as always. And then the location is even more exciting, right in the city center. Make sure to have fun in this club, because you don’t want to miss it.

NIGHTROOMS Dortmund

Keep yourself younger by partying at disco club, NIGHTROOMS Dortmund. Traveling isn’t complete without having fun at a bar or club. This club has an exciting atmosphere, the music is inviting you to dance on the dancing floor.

Address : Hansastraße 5-7, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

iROOM - Cocktailbar & Nachtclub

Chill out and have some more fun at iROOM - Cocktailbar & Nachtclub. First of all, the interior is very stylish and beautiful. The atmosphere and the prices are great, as always. And then the location is even more exciting, right in the city center.

Address : Kampstraße 45, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

INTERESTING PLACE

Dortmund Zoo is one of the most visited places in the city. The zoo is taking care of South American species. This leafy zoo with naturalistic has about 250 species. This is the best place to explore exotic animals. As the home to the Borussia soccer team, German Football Museum is the right place to learn and know more about the famous Borussia team and football world. The building stands so beautifully, adding pleasure for your visit.

Dortmund Zoo

Dortmund Zoo is one of the most visited places is the city. The zoo is specializing in the keeping and breeding of South American species. This leafy zoo with naturalistic has about 250 species.

Address : Mergelteichstraße 80, 44225 Dortmund, Germany

German Football Museum

As the home to the Borussia soccer team, German Football Museum is the right place to learn and know more about the famous Borussia team and football world. The building stands so beautifully, adding pleasure for your visiting.

Address : Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Capture Dortmund’s natural color at Botanischer Garten Rombergpark. With its total area of 65 hectares, this garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. The garden contains a historic English landscape park with monuments, an arboretum containing thousands of species of woody plants, including some of the largest trees in North Rhine-Westphalia. There’s also a terrace with palm trees and four greenhouses for cactus. It is open daily so get ready to be lost there. Come to Hohensyburg to feel the serene atmosphere while enjoying scenic views. While you’re surrounded by the ruined castle, the River Ruhr will call your name to admire its beauty. This historical landmark a great escape for taking pictures.

Botanischer Garten Rombergpark

Capture Dortmund’s natural color at Botanischer Garten Rombergpark. With its total area of 65 hectares, this garden is known as the largest botanical gardens in the world. The garden contains a historic English landscape park with monuments.

Address : Am Rombergpark, 44225 Dortmund, Germany

Hohensyburg

Come to Hohensyburg to feel the serene atmosphere while enjoying scenic views. While you’re surrounded by the ruined castle, the River Ruhr will call your name to admire its beauty. This historical landmark a great escape for clicking pictures.

Address : Hohensyburgstraße 202, 44265 Dortmund, Germany