Tourist guide to Dortmund
The beautiful German city, Dortmund is a very attractive destination. The city is best-known as the “green metropolis” of Westphalia. About half of the municipal territory is occupied by woodland, waterways, agricultural territories and green spaces. Two beautiful spacious parks of Dortmund are Westfalenpark and Rombergpark. Besides the park, there are numerous landmarks in the city, including castles, churches, museums and other cultural buildings. Are you interested in visiting Dortmund? Read the following tourist guide to Dortmund in order to find out which are the most popular landmarks of the city. Below I will present you five of them.
The oldest and most attractive religious building of Dortmund is Reinoldkirche. The Church of St. Reinoldi is a beautiful Lutheran Protestant church of late Romanesque architectural style. As one of the main landmarks of the city, it is very attractive for tourists. It can be found in the Old Market Square, in the heart of the city.
The Old City Hall
Another important landmark of Dortmund is the Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus). Built in 1899, the magnificent building wears the characteristics of Renaissance Revival style. The building was severely damaged during the World War II, but later it was reconstructed. The listed monument of Dortmund is easily recognizable for the emblem of eagle at the top of it.
One of the numerous open spaces of the city, the Rombergpark is a beautiful botanical garden and arboretum of Dortmund. It occupies a large surface of about 65 hectares. The park is considered to be one of the largest botanical gardens of the entire world. Open every day, the park is home to several species of medicinal plants, cacti, tropical plants, ferns and so on.
One of the most representative buildings of the city, the huge U-Tower is actually an arts and creativity centre. Constructed in 1926-1927, the building is the first skyscraper of Dortmund. The building is a public space for research, study and experiences. The tower also houses the Museum Ostwall which houses collections of beautiful sculptures, paintings, photographs and other.
The Museum of Art and Cultural History
Another museum of Dortmund is the Museum of Art and Cultural History. Housed in an Art Deco building, the museum presents a great collection of paintings, sculptures and furniture. The museum is open for visitors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00, on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 20:00 and on Saturdays from 12:00 to 17:00. (November 2013)