- Signal Iduna Park - Westfalen Stadium
- Westfalenhallen Dortmund
- Botanic Garden - Rombergpark
- Borusseum - BVB Museum
- Zoo - Dortmund
- Dortmund U
- Zeche Zollern
- Zeche Zollverein
City Name: Dortmund
Distance from Hotel: 3.6 MI/ 5.8 KM
Closest Convention Centre: Westfalenhallen Messe trade fair complex
Distance from Hotel: 4.04 MI/ 6.5 KM
Golf: 1.24 MI/ 2 KM North
Outdoor Tennis: 0.62 MI/ 1 KM West
The whole family will love Dortmund Zoo, a 20-minute drive away. It's home to a diverse mix of creatures, including many from South America, such as giant otters and Andean condors. The zoo is known for its unusually large population of giant anteaters, who leave a lasting impression with their bear-like bodies and long, narrow heads. Don't miss the cute Sumatran orangutans and tubby fur seals.
It's only a 10-minute drive to Westfalen Park, a sprawling expanse of greenery just outside the city centre. Here you'll find tranquil lakes complete with flamingos, and adventure playgrounds to keep the kids entertained. Tour the park by miniature train, or ride above it in a cable car. Wander through peaceful rose-filled gardens, then head to the top of the Florian Tower for far-reaching views.
Don't Go Home Without
Football is a big deal in Dortmund, which means the German Football Museum is at the top of every visitor's list. A 20-minute drive from the hotel, the museum traces the history of the beautiful game through interactive exhibits and a 3D cinema. Major trophies are on display, none better than the coveted World Cup itself. There's even a mini-pitch for children to have a kick around.
For easy sightseeing, take a ride on the hop-on hop-off Dortmund CityTour bus. Tickets can be bought at the tourist visitor centre, or at any of the 12 stops. You'll see major Dortmund attractions, from Signal Iduna Park and the DASA Working World Exhibition to Westfalen Park and St. Reinold's Church. If you fancy checking out the weekend bar scene, there's a convenient NightExpress bus service.