The strongest impression caught in my first visit to Dortmund was the black colour of many buildings. I know that coal was dominant in the old times, butt for someone used to the white dominance in our Mediterranean houses, it was almost a shock.
Interesting the contrast with the "always" white curtains in all windows.
In 2008 the Love parade was celebrated in Dortmund. Originally the love parade is known from Berlin where it first drew hundreds of thousands techno music freaks. These days the love parade takes place in the Ruhrgebiet, each year in a different city.
There is a rhino left over from this event. You will find it when you come out of the main entrance/exit of the Dortmund railway station, cross the street und go up the stairs.
Favorite thing: These cute rhinos of the countries that played in the soccer world championship in Dortmund can be found near the Friedensplatz and the Adlerturm. Of course, I was very pleased to see the Swiss rhino there too.
IF YOU STAY A BIT LONGER IN DORTMUND AND U ARE A COUPLE , OR TWO PERSONS , THEN IT MAY BE INTERESTING TO THE BOOK BELOW . YOU CAN GO TO THE LISTED RESTAURANTS AND PAY ONLY ONE MEAL . ITS A GOOD IDEA !!
Fondest memory: GREAT VIEW U LL VE AT THE FLORIAN TOWER IN DORTMUND
Seeing my first U2 concert back in 1989 (back then I was a big fan of U2) !
42 DMs (=21 Euro).... those were the days ;-)
and the best concert I've ever seen was here as well - U2 on their zoo TV tour in 1992!
The Kreuzviertel is a city in the city. Appartments are difficult to get, because whoever lives here hardly moves to a different location. You are close to the centrum (by feet 10 minutes, by metro 5 minutes) and tons of bars around.
Check out the Kreuzviertel ! And see the best website of the Kreuzviertel: by
Dortmund is not really a touristy place and you will have to look for things to do. It is a nice place to go shopping, though.
Fondest memory: Eating a huge bowl of ice cream and fruit in one of the ice cream shops. The Germans know how to do ice cream right!
WHO LIKES TO SEE OLD CARS , IT WILL BE A MUST TO DO POINT .
Fondest memory: FOR FURTHER INFOS YOU MUST SEE THE
HOMEPAGE , BUT ONLY IN GERMAN !
HOHENSYBURG with its great Memorial from 15.01.1871
it is the peak of DORTMUND . There you have a nice VIEW over the RUHRVALLEY .