The stadium is officially named Signal Iduna Park under a sponsorship arrangement lasting from December 2005 until June 2016, giving naming rights to the Signal Iduna Group, an insurance company. The older name Westfalenstadion derives from the former Prussian province of Westphalia, which is part of the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of the most famous football stadiums in Europe and was elected best football stadium by The Times for its renowned atmosphere. wikipedia
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The Alte Markt is athe historical centre of the city.
It's a great place to get a chance to taste all the varities of delicious beers that Dortmund has to offer. It is a small square in the middle of the city center and has seven or eight bars/restaurants, making it ideal for pub crawl.
We took advantage of the lovely June weather and sat outside the bars, in the square itself. If the rains does come, then not to worry as the bars have plenty of umbrellas and also supply blankets.
The Florianturm is a telecommunications tower and landmark of the city of Dortmund, you can’t really miss seeing it.
It is named after St. Florian, the patron saint of gardeners, which is rather apt as it is situated inside the Westfalenpark, with its German Rose Garden, amongst other things.
It the TV tower of Dortmund and was built in 1959 as an attraction for a federal horticultural show with a height of 219.6 metres. At the time it was briefly the highest freestanding structure in Germany.
You have to pay a fee to take the speedy lift to the observation decks.
In September 7, 2004, a Russian helicopter was used to replace the aerial, reducing the height to 208.56 metres, making it the fourteenth highest structure in Germany.
In 2000 a catwalk for bungee jumping was opened on the upper platform. This was subsequently closed in 2003 and the dismantled in July 2008 after a fatal accident.
We were intending on going on a short tour of this micro brewery, but they weren't running on the day we got there. We settled for a taste of their lovely beer and I peeked through the windows at the copper distillery tanks.
The bar serves a very good dark beer called Hoevels Original.
DAB = "Dortmunder Actien Brauerei".
A great place to learn about the extensive history of beer in Dortmund.
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This small but interesting place was great. I especially liked the exhibit where you picked up a bottle of local beer and put it on a red spot, it then recognised which beer it was and played the tv advert for the beer, most of which were really 1970's and wonderfully cheesy.
We spent a lovely day in this huge park, which was a short walk from our hotel. We had already checked out and so took advantage of the cheaper car park, only four Euros for the day. We entered the park at the Blutengarten gate and then strolled around the beautiful rose gardens. We then took a seat and watched the ducks for a while and then sat on some hippos, wooden carved ones of course. There are plenty of water features in the park and loads to keep the kids occupied. In one of the water spots there are some wooden barrels which the kids can have a play around in. To manoeuvre your barrel you have two lumps of wood. We wickedly laughed to ourselves we these were dropped overboard so to speak. But the water isn't very deep and kids were soon rescued safely.
In the park you will find the Florianturm, which is a tall telecoms tower. We took the lift up to the high viewing points. You get great views of the city of Dortmund as well as the nearby Ruhr mining museum and the Borussia Dortmund football stadium. This trip didn't take long and it certainly made your ears pop.
It was then off for a lunch of tasty succulent local white asparagus at the Cafe an den Wasserbecken.
We spent the last couple of hours in the park, sitting at a discreet distance from the live entertainment of the A-cappella-Festival.
The park is a nice place to relax the day away.
The museum is housed on the fourth and fifth floors of the famous U building in Dortmund. It is a modern art gallery, which I can only compare to the Tate Modern Galley in London.
You either love the art or hate it. I don’t think that you have to be that polarised about it just try and see it as a bit of fun. Like the stuff that makes you think or laugh and don't worry if you think that some is rubbish. I was interested in the uploading of local photos to give a live modern history of Dortmund and I also had to like the short film of a bloke putting on many jumpers one by one just for the hell of it.
We also ventured up to the seventh floor and had a drink at the Kathedrale restaurant view. I would go up there fir the great view of the city, but not if you want to take some photos. There are bars across the windows which make it impossible to get a clean shot of the city. The Photo shots I took could be classed as modern art, and maybe that was the thinking all along.
The highest point of Dortmund, more than 200 meter high, the TV tower is a good sightseeing point, and a good place to have a drink in its rotating restaurant at the top.
The speed of the elevator its a strong sensation, easy to feel when it starts.
A warm autumnal Monday afternoon, first choice museums closed so we opted for an afternoon at the zoo. Pleasant way to spend time, attractive setting amongst trees and large open spaces for the good selection of animals. As usual Mrs Bonio only had eyes for the penguins, they were pretty entertaining though!
Anyway, well worth a visit.
The main hall of the Marienkirche is mostly from the 12th century. The choir end is gothic and from the 14th century. The Marienaltar dates from around 1420 and is considered a famous master piece of old German Tafelmalerei and belongs to the most important artifacts in Germany.
The Reinoldi church was first built in the 10th century. From 1250-1270 an early gothic colomn basilica was built on the previous spot. The high choir is late gothic from the 15th century. In 1661 part of the church collapsed and had to be rebuilt.
For a small fee you can climb the tower. I think it cost Euro 1.50 per person. Today the church is the city’s landmark.
This monument was constructed in 1902 in memory of the foundation of the German Reich. You can see this dominant monument from far away. Kaiser Wilhelm is sitting on his horse in front of a 34 meter tower. On either side of him there is a monument of Bismarck and Moltkes. The monument did change apperances over time. When first built there were many more additions like the two princes and the tower was different. It got its present shape during the Nazi time.
In 1857 a viewing tower was built in the honour of Ludwig Freiherr von Vincke, the first Oberpräsident of the Prussian province Westfalia. When we visited the tower was closed for viewing. It did look a bit derelict.
Hohensyburg doesn’t just stand for the castle ruins that you find on this hill above the Ruhr valley, but also for a vast recreation area with a casino, mini golf, a big park and walking paths.
The castle is today only a ruin of a middle age stone castle which was probably built at the beginning of the 12th century. Within the ruins you will also find war memorials to the first and second WW.
The Adler tower is a part of the reconstructed city wall which was built in 1990 after plans from 1610. Inside there is a museum about the reconstruction of the tower, the city’s history and middle age construction techniques.