"Welcome to Dortmund" Top 5 Page for this destination Dortmund by yumyum

Dortmund Travel Guide: 149 reviews and 457 photos

Dortmund was first mentioned around 880 as „Throtmani“. In 1220 it became a free city. Dortmund used to be the city of coal, steel and beer. Today it has about 590’000 inhabitants.

Pros and Cons
  • In a nutshell:Excellent for shopping...
  • Last visit to Dortmund: Apr 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (33)

Comments (26)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Just checking to see your new tips and updates since 2011.

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Cannot believe I missed this excellent page. Love your restaurant tips, especially the Gasthaus in Hohensyburg looks appealing. Had no idea that there are so many interesting churches in Dortmund.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    I wondered if they auctioned the rhino's or whether they are still there. Really love your photo's of them!

    • yumyum's Profile Photo
      Oct 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM

      There are rhinos in various places usually as advertisments for some shop or other. So there are still some around :-)

  • gubbi1's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    Hi, the U-Building is of the Union Brewery. (de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dortmu...)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Hi Sonja, I'm going to Dortmund tomorrow, so I've just taken another look at some of your tips to see what there is to do and see there. It will be interesting to see if they have found any new use for that big U-building and for their industrial ruins. (I have opera tickets for both evenings but will try to rent a bicycle and see some other things during the days.)

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    I do not know if we ever get to this area-so thanks for the sites and the wonderful old town hall pictures.

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Just when you think you've researched all the best German towns & cities another one appears. Lovely page Sonja, Thank you.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Sonja, Dortmund looks very attractive to me...Thanks for your photos and nice story! ><><><><

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    Great Dortmund travel page with lovely photographs. Dortmund certainly attracts us quite a lot especially Hohensyburg ruins, Florian Tower, the Town Hall and Peace Square. We hope to visit Dortmund one day. ~ho & pang

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2009 at 6:11 AM

    looking forward to meeting up agaain - and no migraine this time!! hugs Margaret

yumyum Visits Here Frequently!


“Just go and enjoy, you never know what's around the next corner”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 3 3
Forum Rank:
0 0 3 2 6

Badges & Stats in Dortmund

  • 33 Reviews
  • 97 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 13,114PageViews

Have you been to Dortmund?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Dortmund

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (3)