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Dortmund

Dortmund - description of the city:

Dortmund is a German city located in Bundesland, which is north of Rhine-Westphalia. The population of the city is 571,403 as of 2011, which made it the 8th biggest city in the country. It is the biggest city of the Ruhr Area, which is an urban area that is home to more than 5.1 million people. It is also a part of the Rhine Ruhr region that has more than 12 million people. 

The Ruhr river is just south of the city and the Emscher runs through the municipal area of the city. In addition, Dortmund-Ems Canal ends at the Dortmund Port. The port is the biggest canal port in Europe and links the city to the North Sea. 

The city of Dortmund is often called the green metropolis of Westphalia. Almost half of the territory is comprised of woodland, waterways, green spaces, spacious parks, and agriculture. These green spaces are in contrast with the nearly 100 years extensive steel milling and coal mining that occurred inside the city. 

Dortmund offers a city of many contrasts. The cultural and historic tones are created by the churches of the city center. The towers of these churches offer character to the skyline of the city. The Marienkirche and the Reinoldikirche are two of the gems of the medieval architecture of the area. The Reinoldikirche was built from 1233 through 1450 and is a protestant church. The oldest church in the city limits is St. Peter, Syburg. 

There are also some great castles in the area including the Romberg Park Gatehouse built during the 17th century, the Wasserschloss Bodelschwingh, and Altes Stadthaus, which was built by Friedrich Kullrich in 1899, Haus Rodenburg, which is a moated castle from the 13th century, and the Haus Bodelschwingh, which is another moated castle from the 13th century.

Tourist Attractions 

Dortmund has a number of churches in the city centers, and their towers are part of the Dortmund skylne. Some of the nicest examples of medieval architecture are there, like the Marienkirche and Reinoldkirche. 

The city center still has the look and outline of a medieval city. There is a ring road that marks where the city wall once stood, and there is also the Westen-/Ostenhellweg, which was part of a medieval trading route for salt. 

There are a number of churches, castles, industrial buildings, cultural buildings, and many other important buildings, too. 

If you want to see some of the most important buildings in Germany, and some great examples of medieval architecture, then just visit Dortmund.

Culture 

The city has a major tradition of theatre and music. It has an opera house and an orchestra. The orchestra was developed in 1887, and the opera house was developed in 1904. Unfortunately, the opera house was destroyed in World War II, but it was opened again in 1966. Many of the most important buildings and cultural sights were destroyed during the Second World War, but most of them were rebuilt and look even better today.

Country Germany
International title Dortmund
Population 588,462 people
Timezone Europe/Berlin
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 51.51667 x Longitude: 7.45

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