Dortmund is one of the largest cities of Germany. First mentions of it are referred to the 9th century. At that time the city was called Trotmani and that was a large trading center. In the 17th century Dortmund seriously suffered from the Thirteen Years’ War, but it recovered quickly and started playing leading positions in economic and political life of the country.
The city with its amazing history was traditionally attracting travellers. There are still many interesting monuments and ancient buildings here. In Dortmund you will also find large number of entertainment centers and comfortable hotel complexes. Old part of the city is the most interesting one as here you can walk on quarters built in 18-19 centuries, see ancient churches and cathedrals, have rest on one of the picturesque squares or try best dishes made by local chiefs.
Large number of buildings, which have survived until out time, have religious meaning. These are St. Ewald Church, Petrikirche and Reinoldikirche, which are considered the most beautiful old buildings in Dortmund. Tourists traditionally enjoy attending excursions to coke plant “Ganza” and Zollern mining. Today these industrial complexes, which have made Dortmund famous and have brought it to highest economic figures, are fully turned into museums.