The Central station of Dortmund is a stop for all Germany-wide ICE connections. When leaving the train station by foot there are only a few steps to take until the first Christmas stand is popping up.
Travel via the A40 (B1) and A44. There is ample parking in the city centre. The parking guidance system of the city of Dortmund shows visitors the free capacity precisely.
Between Dortmund central station and the airport terminal there is an Airport-Express operating during the opening hours of the airport. The journey time is approximately 25 minutes. The fare is €6,00 per ride and route (stand: 08/2013).
End of November until shortly before Christmas
300 booth spread all over the christmasmarket of Dortmund give a very special feeling and a lovely atmosphere. For children there are numerous fun rides and for grown up delicious mulled wine.
The whole city becomes a big christmas market in Dortmund. So while strolling around you can not only do some christmas shopping, but you can also discover the city centre. Everything is within walking distance, so easy to reach.
The culinary aspect is dominated by the westphalian kitchen: barbecue ham, Dortmund pancakes or delicious Bratwurst. If you prefer sweet select crêpes and baked apples. There are numerous activities for children as for example baking cookies in the christmas village or the fairy tale world from the Reinoldi Church. The "Christkind phone", where the little ones can recite their christmas wishes is unique in Germany.
On a stage, there are daily a colorful show-program for young and old.
Every year a special mulled wine jug is sold, which is very popular especially with tourists. Highly recommended are the many stalls with arts and crafts or exceptional toys.
In Dortmund there is the tallest Christmas tree of Germany every year. 1,700 trees are joined together into a single tree and lightend up with 48,000 lights. The construction of the tree takes almost four weeks.
Escape Address: Hansaplatz, 44137 Dortmund, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
There are a lot of shopping facilities on Dortmund. The "Thier-Galerie" - a shopping centre in the area of a former brewery - is located in the southwest of the city centre. With good weather cosy cafés, pubs and bistros invite to linger.
Dortmund is the city of football. The Signal Iduna Park is Germany's largest stadium and stadium of Borussia Dortmund (BVB). The stadium can be seen outside of the seasons. A must for any football fans! Admission incl. guided tour costs €10 (stand: 08/2013).
The Zoo Dortmund is one of the most popular destinations in Dortmund and the region. About 1,500 animals of 230 species live in the Dortmund Zoo. Discover the park landscape with its old trees and the modern animal houses - it is an experience for the whole family. The Zoo Dortmund has opened every day in the year!