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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £175
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £239
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £175
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £164

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Dortmund is a large German city located in the Ruhr region, which is a former European capital of culture. The Ruhr river flows through Dortmund, which also boasts a large port. Known as a ""green city"", almost half of the city area consists of waterways, parks, woodland and agricultural land.

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An ideal time for Dortmund holidays is May to September, when the days are warmer and longer. Although the winters can get chilly, with averages between 2-5°Celsius, December is also a great time to visit because of the large Christmas market. Dortmund's mid-sized airport has flights from many European cities and is close to the city centre. Düsseldorf International Airport is larger and only an hour away. Dortmund is also well-connected to many other cities by rail and bus. Visitors can get around the city by foot, taxi or the excellent public transportation system, which is made up of subways and buses. One can also take regional trains throughout the entire Ruhr region. Dortmund is in Central European Time zone.

Dortmund Holiday Highlights

Start your Dortmund holidays by walking around the city centre, which still retains the outline of a medieval city. Notable highlights include the medieval architecture of Reinoldikirche, completed in 1045, and Marienkirche, from 1200. Shoppers should visit Hellweg, a shopping mile located in the centre. At sunset head to the Florianturm, a 220-metre tall television tower, where visitors can enjoy the views and perhaps even a meal at the rotating restaurant. For sport fans, Dortmund holidays must include a Borussia Dortmund football game at Westfalenstadion, the largest stadium in Germany, which is renowned for its electric atmosphere. The team is a previous European Champion and one of Germany's top football clubs. There are also many museums, large parks and even a zoo for families to enjoy. Dortmund has an active nightlife, with pubs featuring local brews, jazz clubs and electronic dance music.

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