Boasting one of Germany's most culturally eclectic and dynamic atmospheres, Dortmund has recently started to flex its muscles as holiday hotspot in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of the country. A city of greenery, tradition and contemporary style, modern day Dortmund is vibrant and energetic, with excellent shopping arcades, locally brewed beers and a frenetic football culture. Once famed for its industry, the city is now home to great theatres, a range of fascinating museums and, like many German cities, and an abundance of leafy parks in which you can sit back and relax during a lazy afternoon.
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Things to do in Dortmund
Dortmund offers its visitors a wide range of diverse activities in the shape of museums, theatres, parks and of course sports. A city connected to its Rhine based neighbors; Dortmund is also an ideal base for travellers looking to explore all that the historic Rhine Land has to offer.
When visiting Dortmund be sure to:
Experience the blistering atmosphere of a Borussia Dortmund game at the Westfalenstadion
Spend a weekend in any one of the city's numerous museums
Head to the top of the Florianturm for a panoramic view of the city
Stroll through the green oasis that is Westfalenpark
Take a city tour to learn about Dortmund's history and industry
Sample some of the local beers in one of the city's many lively bars
Party the weekend away at the city's popular Juicy Beats music festival
Although by no means Germany's largest airport, Dortmund Airport does offer flights to and from many destinations across Europe. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to Dortmund.
Dusseldorf Airport is located approximately 4 miles north of Dusseldorf city centre, and 12 miles south west of Essen.
Passengers driving from the airport can access Dusseldorf city centre via the A44 motorway. The Sky Train links the airport to the airport's train station in a matter of minutes, from where regular trains connect with the railway station in the city centre. There is also a local S-Bahn metro service that runs to the main railway station. If you wish to take the bus, you'll find the bus stop outside the arrivals building and there are numerous services that go to the city centre including the 721.