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Florian Casino Hohensyburg is widely recognized as the most famous entertainment center of Dortmund. This is also the largest casino in the country. The three floors of this lovely historic building have become home to numerous playrooms. Fans of classic games will be interested in visiting the first floor as they will find card tables and roulette there. The second floor of the casino is the location of the so-called "world of Las Vegas," and the third one houses slot machines. Every year the casino is visited by over a million of tourists. Some of them come to try their luck, while others simply want to satisfy their curiosity and walk through the halls of the legendary institution.
1. Travelers who plan to use public transport should consider that it is cheaper to purchase tickets a few days beforehand. They can also purchase a pass that is valid for all types of … Open
Fans of active rest and outdoor activities will definitely like Westfalenpark. The beautiful park has special playgrounds for children, a picnic area, and even a rose garden, where one can find several thousand sorts of roses. In summer vacationers prefer to make picnics there and walk around the picturesque park on foot, and in winter an ice rink is made in the park. Visitors are also welcome to hire skis. The park is the location of Florianturm Tower, the roof of which is equipped with a large observation platform. Looking at the city from height is also a popular attraction for travelers.
Tourists who come to the city with their families should definitely not forget to visit Dortmund Zoo. Numerous enclosures of the zoo have become home to fifteen hundred exotic animals brought from different continents. Revierpark Wischlingen Park is a no less attractive place for rest. Here you will see very old trees and a very interesting botanical garden. Copyright
Dortmund is a large industrial city, and so tourists will need to spend some time trying to find historical landmarks there. That said, it is a mistake to think that fans of strolling and … Open
Westenhellweg is considered the largest shopping street of the city. This is the place where tourists will find most modern shopping malls and fashion stores. If stylish clothing and accessories are your primary goal, move your feet to Propstei-Arkaden Mall. Freestyle 66 clothing store is the place where visitors will appreciate attractive prices. A large selection of products at very competitive prices can be also found in Bocker. Wompe is the best place to shop jewelry as the store offers a variety of products of different price categories. Here you will find modest silver jewelry and gold jewelry made by skilled craftsmen. Netto is known as one of the best in grocery stores. Despite relatively low prices, the quality of the products sold there is always on top. Ansons shopping center is the location of boutiques of very different specialization, from traditional clothing to unique souvenir shops.
TU Dortmund There are many exciting activities that are available to guests of Dortmund. Kletterhalle Bergwerk and KletterMAX offer rock climbing to their visitors. Such pastime is, after all, great for the whole family. Vacationers wishing to swim will spend some excellent time at Südbad. Such games as escape quests are also great in bursting the adrenaline level, so it would be a mistake not to mention best companies that offer this entertainment. Enigmania and TeamBreakout are among the leaders in this sphere. Laser tag and paintball are great ways to entertain, especially for groups of people. LaserTag Dortmund is considered the best place in Dortmund to enjoy this amazing game.
Westenhellweg is the main shopping street of Dortmund. It is here that you should look for the most popular fashion boutiques, designer and souvenir shops with exclusive goods. On this … Open
Golf fans enjoy visiting Royal Saint Barbara'sn Dortmund Golf Club during their stay in Dortmund. This golf club is famous for its excellent golf courses and picturesque surroundings. The club proves once again that in order to enjoy quality golf there is no need to go to the motherland of this sport. Mini-golf fans also have a suitable place to visit. This is Glowing Rooms, an attractive and modern venue. Such sport as kickboxing is also popular in Dortmund. Guests of the city wishing to try it are welcome at the club with a simple and straightforward name - Kickboxing Dortmund. When you are in a mood for bowling, consider visiting Bowltreff.
Dortmund - Ostenhellweg Dortmund is famous as the home city of the Borussia Dortmund football club. Local people are known to be passionate and dedicated fans of football. Perhaps, they love football even more than beer. That said, there is nothing strange that there is a museum dedicated to football in Dortmund, namely, Deutsches Fußballmuseum. True fans may also find it interesting to visit the place where the team trains and prepares for future games. This is a center with a simple name, Borussia Dortmund. It is also possible to see some very interesting games there.
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 … Open
In order to watch horseracing, guests of Dortmund will not need to go anywhere because there is a special place dedicated to that in the city, namely, Galopprennbahn. By the way, this venue regularly hosts other interesting events, so it is always a good idea to check the schedule. The entrance is often free. In case you find it interesting to watch theatre performances or attend opera, such venues as Olpketal, Konzerthaus, and Westfalenhalle are the best choice. Cinema fans mention the best cinemas in Dortmund – these are Schauburg, Cine Star, and Roxy Kino. Families with kids can spend some really nice time in Fritzi's Kinderwelt. This center is particularly suitable for kids aged 3 to 6.
Stiftskirche Parks in Dortmund simply stun visitors with their beauty. That said, Phoenix-See, which is located in the city, is a no less gorgeous landmark. An interesting combination of a modern industrial district, greenery, and a charming lake only make this part of the city even more appealing. Among other parks that will certainly attract numerous guests of the city, it is important to mention Fredenbaumpark. There is a charming lake in its territory. Visitors will never be left starving as there are a couple of cute cafes with delicious food. In general, it is an ideal place to relax, forget about big city stress, and rejuvenate.
Many travelers with children in Dortmund primarily go to the Dortmund Zoo. It is one of the main “children’s” attractions of the city. This zoo is one of the largest in the country … Open
Museums in Dortmund are definitely worth exploring as there are some really unique venues. Besides Deutsches Fußballmuseum mentioned above, it is worth visiting LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern in Dortmund. This is a mine and a museum with its own special atmosphere that can easily charm any guest of the city. Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte is the right choice for everyone who wants to learn more about the city and its history. That said, Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Steinwache serves a similar purpose. It is a great museum that throws the light upon the darkest moments in the history of the city, namely, the times of Nazism and communism. Perhaps, there is no German city that doesn’t have a museum dedicated to beer. Dortmund is no exception. Brauerei-Museum is definitely a must-visit place for everyone who wants to learn more about the local traditions of brewing beer.
Dortmund Night in Dortmund is always the time for fun and loud parties. There are many venues that work at night, so everyone will easily find one that fits their taste. For example, Domicil is an ideal venue for all fans of live music, and Strobels bar is a great choice for all sports fans. This bar regularly broadcasts various sports competitions. Connoisseurs of avant-garde venues and fine cocktails who also don’t mind dancing and energetic rhythms will be in love with Marlene. Finally, all fans of wine will hardly find a better venue than Der Weinkommissar and Cabernet & Co.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Dortmund and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Dortmund

Hovels Hausbrauerei
Where: Hoher wall 5, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 914547;
Where: Kleine Beurhaustrasse 26, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 141 300;
Where: Gneisenaustrasse 56, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 820807;
Where: Ostenhellweg 18, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 589 7850;
Limericks Irish Pub
Where: Kampstrasse 45, Dortmund;
Kaktus Farm
Where: Wilhelmstrasse 24, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 7004455;
Where: Bremerstrasse 24-26, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 5571 8000;
Where: Hovelstrasse/Martinstrasse 10, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 2266 506; Metro: House, Progressive House and Electronica.;
Where: Hovelstrasse, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 1657 454;
Where: Hansastrasse 5, Dortmund; Telephone: +49 (0)231 1655430;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Dortmund
♥   National Park 'Sallandse Heuvelrug' , 117.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Dwingelderveld' , 159.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Dortmund
♥   Amusement park 'Freizeitanlage Start und Ziel' Herne, 14.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Schloss Beck' Bottrop, 35.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Movie Park Germany' , 36.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'CentrO.Park' Oberhausen, 41 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Spielerei Rheda-Wiedenbrück' Rheda-Wiedenbrück, 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Dortmund
♥   Water park 'Aqualand' Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquaventura' Hellendoorn, 120.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aqua Mexicana' Slagharen, 138 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Dortmund
♥   Restaurant 'der Lennhof' Dortmund-Barop. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'VIDA' Dortmund-Kirchhörde. Type - Creative. 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Overkamp' Dortmund-Höchsten. Type - Country. 7.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Palmgarden' Dortmund-Syburg. Type - Creative. 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Unter’m Kran' Schwerte. Type - Traditional cuisine. 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Dortmund - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Dortmund - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Dortmund?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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