More information: Facebook – ice cream shop Manufaktu

More information: Facebook – ice cream shop Manufaktu

Your four-legged friend can then let off steam in the non-chlorinated pool and swim a few laps. More information: Dog in the outdoor pool

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4. Dog ice cream in Aplerbeck

A dog eats ice cream: Aplerbeck has ice cream for dogs in the liverwurst flavor. (Source: Steffen Schellhorn / imago images)

There is homemade dog ice cream in the Aplerbeck district of Dortmund. The “liver sausage” flavor is always very popular with four-legged friends. The owner’s idea came up in conversation with customers and a short time later there was also the first dog ice cream, which is very popular with both owners and the dog itself.

More information: Facebook – ice cream shop & Manufactory

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5. With a dog in the Westfalenpark

A dog lies in the sun: a walk through the Westfalenpark makes you dog tired. (Source: epd-bild / Friedrich Stark / imago images)

The Westfalenpark was opened for the first Federal Garden Show in 1959. The extensive park with its magnificent plants invites you to stroll, but there are also several playgrounds, the German cookbook museum and a puppet theater. The highlights of the Westfalenpark in Dortmund are also the Rosarium, the Florian Tower, the cable car and more. After a tour through the 70 hectare Westfalenpark, your dog is definitely exhausted.

More information: Dortmund – Westfalenpark

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6. The first dog forest in NRW

There is a dog in the forest: walking over hill and dale is much better. (Source: imago images)

Not directly in Dortmund, but in neighboring Lünen, the first dog forest in North Rhine-Westphalia was opened in October 2018. Dogs can run around free of charge on the size of a soccer field. Many dog ​​owners wanted an area where their four-legged friends could frolic between trees.

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This is how the dog forest in Lünen came into being. The area in which bushes and trees are now being planted is called “Doghausen”. There are small obstacle courses, a mud hole and a sandpit.

More information: Hundewald Doghausen

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7. Dog sport in Dortmund

A dog has crossed obstacles: The training teaches the animals obedience, agility and co. (Source: imago images)

Different focuses can be trained in dog sports. These include agility, obedience, socialization, and rally obedience. It’s a lot of fun when the weather is nice and outside. And for puppies as well as older dogs, there is an appropriate program in dog sports that your four-legged friends are sure to have a lot of fun with.

More information: Hundesport Dortmund Sources used: Own research

Dortmund is a popular city in North Rhine-Westphalia, best known for the Signal Iduna Park and Borussia Dortmund. However, there are still a few more sights that you should definitely see as a tourist in Dortmund.


1. Westfalenpark2. Signal Iduna Park 3. German Football Museum4. Hohensyburg ruins 5. St. Reinoldi in Dortmund6. Hansa coking plant 7. Brewery Museum Dortmund8. Borusseum9. House Bodelschwingh10. Eagle tower

1. Westfalenpark

The Westfalenpark was built for the first of the three federal horticultural shows in Dortmund. The center of the green area is the 220-meter-high Florian Tower, which was the tallest building in Germany at the time. With around 70 hectares, the Westfalenpark is one of the largest parks in Europe and is a popular destination.

More information: Dortmund – Westfalenpark

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2. Signal Iduna Park

Aerial view of the Signal Iduna Park: The stadium is the Borussia’s landmark. (Source: AM-Bildagentur / imago images)

If you’re ever in Dortmund, you should of course also have a look at the former Westfalenstadion, the Signal Iduna Park. It is a large football stadium in the west of the city, which is particularly popular for Bundesliga and DFB Cup games. The stadium was built in 1974 for the soccer world championship. The name change then took place in 2005.

More info: Signal Iduna Park

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3. German Football Museum

Match ball from the miracle of Bern: In the German Football Museum in Dortmund, several milestones in German football history can be admired. (Source: imago images)

The German Football Museum in Dortmund was opened in 2015 as the national football museum of the German Football Association. After the soccer world championship in 2006, the DFB decided to build the museum with the profits from the world championship. 14 cities applied as a location, but Dortmund was selected. In addition to exhibitions, events, galas and more take place there to discuss and experience football up close. The highlight: the original match ball from the 1954 World Cup final from the Miracle of Bern. 

More information: German Football Museum

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4. Hohensyburg ruins

Hohensyburg Castle with the Lenne estuary: The former hilltop castle in Dortmund is particularly popular with tourists. (Source: imago images)

The Hohensyburg, also called Sigiburg or Syburg, is the ruin of a hilltop castle near the Kaiser Wilhelm monument. The Hohensyburg slopes of the Ruhr are also not far away. The facility is located above the confluence of the Ruhr and Lenne rivers in the artificially created Hengsteysee. The attraction is particularly popular for its unique panoramic view.

More information: Wikipedia – Hohensyburg

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5. St. Reinoldi in Dortmund

St. Reinoldi in Dortmund: The Reinoldikirche is a Protestant town church. (Source: imago images)

St. Reinoldi, also called Reinoldikirche, is a Protestant and the oldest surviving church in the historic city center of Dortmund. The early Gothic three-bay basilica with a late romantic transept and baroque west tower is also well worth seeing from the inside.

More information: Sankt Reinoldi

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6. Hansa coking plant

The Hansa coking plant: Today it is an industrial monument in the Huckarde district of Dortmund. (Source: imago images)

The Hansa coking plant is an industrial monument in Dortmund-Huckrde that was built in 1927 and 1928. The former large-scale coking plant quickly replaced the small coking plants in the Hansa, Westhausen and Germania collieries. Today the entire facility can be viewed on guided tours. The Dortmund local transport museum has been located on the site of the locomotive workshop since 2001, and the old turbo compressor building is now the largest climbing hall in North Rhine-Westphalia.

More information: Wikipedia – Hansa coking plant

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7. Dortmund Brewery Museum

An old beer bottling plant: there is a lot to see in the Dortmund Brewery Museum. (Source: imago images)

The Dortmund Brewery Museum was founded in 1981 and opened a year later. Once the museum served as a teaching museum for the brewery, today the focus is on the history of Dortmund’s breweries. The focus is on the 19th and 20th centuries and, above all, the 1950s to 1970s – “the golden years”. From beer advertising to bottling and keg filling to export, transport and consumption, everything is covered in the Brewery Museum.

More information: City of Dortmund – Brewery Museum

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8. Borusseum

Leftover from the 50s from Borussia Dortmund: The history of the club has been documented since 1901. (Source: imago images)

The Borusseum is the club museum of Borussia Dortmund, the BVB. Here you can find the history of the football club. Both the establishment and the history have been documented since 1909 and can be found in the Borusseum. The museum is located in Signal Iduna Park, the club’s stadium.

More information: Borusseum

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9. Bodelschwingh House

Haus Bodelschwingh: The moated castle is located in Dortmund and is privately owned. (Source: imago images)

The Bodelschwingh house is a moated castle in the Dortmund district of the same name, which belongs to the Mengede district. The Bodelschwingh house is the largest and most representative of the 18 noble seats in Dortmund.

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It has been used as a family residence since 1302, but you can still visit the complex from time to time. Every year there are events in summer and winter at which the beautiful moated castle in the Renaissance style, the English landscape park and the outer bailey can be entered.

More information: Bodelschwingh Castle

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10. Eagle Tower

The Adlerturm in Dortmund: a children’s museum is located here on six floors. (Source: imago images)

The Eagle Tower is part of the medieval city wall in Dortmund and was reconstructed in 1992 over the original foundations of the former defense tower. It is 30 meters high and was placed on pillars: part of the old foundation is preserved and not impaired. There is a children’s museum on the city’s history on six floors. With armor, swords and excavations you can experience the Middle Ages up close.

More information: City of Dortmund – Adlerturm Children’s MuseumSources used: Own research city of Dortmund

Dortmund is a cultural city that offers a variety of experiences in every season. Be it a visit to the museum, the theater or a concert – there is something for everyone.


1. Theater Dortmund2. Konzerthaus3. Museums in Dortmund4. Music School Dortmund5. Festivals from the Kulturbüro Dortmund

1. Theater Dortmund

Theater Dortmund combines the fields of drama, ballet, opera, philharmonic orchestra and theater for children and young people. The first theater activities in Dortmund can be traced back to the end of the 15th century. The Dortmund Theater was opened in December 1904. The locations for the individual branches are the opera house on Hiltropwall and the children’s opera.

More information: Theater Dortmund

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2nd concert hall

The concert hall in Dortmund: The building is located in the center of Dortmund. (Source: Ralph Lueger / imago images)

The Dortmund Concert Hall was opened in the center of Dortmund in 2002. It is located in the Brückstrasse district. The hall has 1,500 seats, 900 of which can be used as a “small hall”. Around 100 in-house events take place in the Konzerthaus every year: from orchestral concerts, piano evenings and chamber music to world music, cabaret and chansons.

More information: Dortmund Concert Hall

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3. Museums in Dortmund

U-tower of the former brewery building: Today the brewery museum is located here. (Source: imago images)

Be it art and cultural history, football, natural history or beer – the museum landscape in Dortmund scores with a diverse program for young and old. 

More information: City of Dortmund – Museums

For the little ones there is the Dortmund children’s museum Adlerturm, where the Middle Ages can be learned through play. Many adults look forward to the Brewery Museum in Dortmund. Here you can find out about production, beer consumption and more. The Museum of Art and Cultural History is well received by everyone. Under this roof there are five museums that report from prehistory and early history up to the 20th century. Time travel has never been so easy.

Rotunda with glass roof in the Museum of Art and Cultural History: Visitors can travel back in time here. (Source: imago images)

Children’s Museum Adlerturm: Dortmund in the Middle AgesBrauerei-Museum: Brewery Experience DortmundMuseum for Art and Cultural History: A journey through time

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4. Dortmund Music School

Orchesterzentrum NRW: Dortmund has a wide range of options for music lovers. (Source: imago images)

Music-making, singing and dancing are taught in Dortmund for the very little ones from zero to six years of age as well as for adults. If you want to devote yourself to music and learn a new instrument, you are well served in Dortmund. The list includes several music schools, many events and other offers that can be tried out alone or together in a group.

More information: Dortmund Music School

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5. Festivals from the Kulturbüro Dortmund

Techno Festival: There is a large selection of festivals in Dortmund. (Source: imago images)

Together with various partners, the cultural office organizes festivals that take place in the city. From free art to jazz and electronic music to film and literature, there are a lot of festivals in Dortmund.

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The annual Juicy Beats, an electronic festival in the Westfalenpark, is well attended. Around 50,000 visitors come here to celebrate with top acts.

More information: City of Dortmund – Culture OfficeSources used: Own research city of Dortmund

Because of the corona pandemic, the personal and financial situation of the outpatient care services in Rhineland-Palatinate is extremely tense, according to the care service operator Sertac Bilgin from Ludwigshafen. A further expansion of the rapid test procedure is not feasible, said Bilgin, who advises the CDU parliamentary group leader Christian Baldauf in this area, on Friday. "It doesn’t work anymore. We are at the limit." He calculated that his outpatient care service would add 22 euros to a person in need of care who tested positive, including travel time, equipment and bureaucratic effort. In 500 such cases, a shortfall of around 11,000 euros would arise, for which his service would have to pay in advance.

He urged the state government to do that "Emergency brake" and demanded a clear funding concept for the next few months. Soon after, the traffic light coalition called for more staff in the care sector and a quick and unbureaucratic reimbursement of the costs, for example for rapid tests and protective equipment for the services. The cooperation with the disaster control associations should be examined, depending on the drama of the situation also with the Bundeswehr. In addition, it must be clearly regulated who carries out a so-called PcR test for people in need of care to confirm a positive rapid test and who is responsible for reacting quickly and appropriately, explained Baldauf.

On the fourth weekend in Advent, the weather in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland remains mild and cloudy. After partly thick fog on Friday morning, the sky is loosening in some regions, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced in Offenbach. From the Vorderpfalz to Rheinhessen, however, it remains covered the whole day. During the day, temperatures reach up to 10 degrees, at night the values ​​drop to 5 to 1 degree. In some cases, ground frost is to be expected.

Saturday also starts foggy, according to the DWD forecast it will be a little brighter in the morning. The maximum values ​​are between 8 and 12 degrees. In the afternoon, new clouds come in from the west, and there can be rain showers at night. For the Sunday in Advent, the DWD meteorologists expect a mixture of dense clouds and occasional rain showers at 7 to 11 degrees.