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Stiftskirche 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 excursions will be bored in Dortmund. This city is perfectly suitable for admiring a fantastic industrial landscape, exploring deserted and abandoned areas, and shopping that makes any vacation even more exciting.
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
How about taking mesmerizing photographs of semi-ruined old factories and viaducts? If the idea sounds appealing, head to picturesque Westfallen Park. There are many fabulous industrial landmarks nearby. Close to the Hörde exit, which is located at the distant part of the park, there is a ruined viaduct bridge. It looks simply spectacular surrounded by lush greenery.
The bridge is located in the territory of abandoned factories that is called Phoenix West . Without a doubt, it is a very interesting place to visit. Absolutely everyone can freely enter the territory of the factory. Here, among the remains of brick walls and rusty metal constructions, visitors will find many interesting things. There are still several sculptures in the territory of the former factory, and graffiti painters have decorated walls with their masterpieces. The factory is located at the shore of Lake Phoenix, so the surrounding scenery is nothing but spectacular. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Dortmund is home to a huge number of various places to eat for both budget travellers and tourists who prefer gourmet cuisine. During their walk around the city vacationers will surely see a … Open
Tourists, who decide to take a stroll along the bank of the Emskher River, will reach one of the most elite districts of modern Dortmund. Yet several years ago, a large metallurgical factory stood on this site. It took only several years to build a modern and attractive neighborhood with elite apartments, offices, and spacious squares. The river itself has been transformed into a beautiful canal. It is hard to believe that yet several decades ago this river was used for drainage purposes by the local factory. However, tourists come to this part of Dortmund in order to see elements of industrial buildings that have survived till our days. Nowadays, they have been transformed into beautiful monuments. Elite mansions built along the shore of Lake Phoenix are also modern architectural landmarks.
Dortmund If you want to take memorable photos with historical landmarks on the background, the port area is the best choice in this modern industrial city. This part of Dortmund is the location of one of its most important architectural landmarks – the building of the port’s administration that was built yet in 1899.
The best way to get acquainted with cultural life of the local people is to visit one of numerous festivals. Rich choice of celebrations, festivals and exhibitions can be easily found in … Open
Having explored former industrial districts, it is high time to pay your attention to popular shops and shopping centers in Dortmund. On Lutge-Bruck-Strasse Street, tourists will find the unique Bullet shop that is primarily targeted at men. At a glance, the shop doesn’t look interesting as it sells camo outfits and pyrotechnics. However, if you walk deeper into the store, you will find quite unusual items, such as a suit of knight armor, medieval ammunition, interesting collectible weapons, and other incredible accessories that will amaze every man.
Viadukt On the weekend, don’t forget to visit the central market of Dortmund that is located not far from Reinoldikirche metro station. It is a great place to purchase interesting souvenirs for friends and family members or enjoy authentic local delicacies. Only at the market, visitors can purchase a glass of home-made wine only for 2 euro, try real artisanal cheese and meat delicacies produced by local farmers, and enjoy the most popular local treat – roasted sausages.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Dortmund
♥   Restaurant 'Gutshof Wellenbad' Schwerte-Geisecke. Type - Market cuisine. 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Gasthaus Stromberg' Waltrop. Type - Market cuisine. 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Livingroom' BOCHUM. Type - International. 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Lippekuss' Werne. Type - International. 20.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Diergardts Kühler Grund' HATTINGEN. Type - Classic cuisine|Market cuisine|International. 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Dortmund
♥   Castle 'Hardenstein Castle' , 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Cappenberg' , 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Altena Castle' , 28.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Vischering' , 29.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klusenstein Castle' , 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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The hotel is open in a former bank building that dates back to 1923. To make the building suitable for a luxury hotel, the former bank underwent a complete transformation. The hotel has 204 rooms with elegant design, which are located on the 7 floors of the building. It is very simple to reach the new hotel in The Hague from the Central Station – the tram ride lasts only ten minutes. A ride to the seaside lasts only a bit longer – nearly 15 minutes. Read this

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