Dortmund is situated right in the heart of Westphalia province. This attractive German city lies on the urban area of Ruhr and bordered by Sauerland and Munsterland. The weather in Dortmund ranges from cool summers to mild winters. There are more discount hotels available in Dortmund during wintertime because there are less tourists during that time. Book a hotel online to enjoy up to 70% discount on room rates.
There was a small village in the site of Dortmund that was named Throtmanni and it was mentioned in archives dating back around 880 to 885. Dortmund became a free imperial city during the reign of the Holy Roman Empire in 1220. The city was originally called Dorpmunde and it was seen in a written document dating back to 1320.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
If you want to witness many spectacular performances, then make sure to attend the Micro Festival in Dortmund. This huge event is held at Friedensplatz every August and features international street performers, acrobats, musicians and entertainers. Dominating the skyline of Dortmund are its marvelous churches including the Church of St. Reinoldi, St. Mary's Church and St. Peter's Church. Other notable landmarks include the U-Tower which is a brewery turned museum and the Florian Tower which features an observation deck.
Dortmund is a walkable city but others prefer riding a bike because of the long bicycle routes. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore other neighboring cities. The fastest way to get around Dortmund is by riding the subway which is linked to the train, tram and bus networks.