Historically, people generally associate mining with the Ruhr region and thus also with the third-largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, Borussia Dortmund has spread the city's name around the world with its top-class football. Just like the entire region, Dortmund has undergone a huge transformation in recent years and is now an important science and technology city that also has a lot to also offer in terms of culture. For example, theatre, opera and ballet performances can be seen in the Dortmund Theatre. In the concert hall as well as in the stadium and the premises of the Westfalenhallen, international musicians impress with their live shows. Furthermore, the Dortmund U, a former brewery and at the same time the city's landmark, provides creative space for art exhibitions and other cultural activities.
Nature lovers can experience Dortmund's green side, for instance, by strolling through the gardens of the Rosarium with its almost 3,000 types of roses in the Westfalenpark. Other attractions are the Rombergpark Botanical Garden with its magnificent old trees and Dortmund Zoo.
Apart from Westenhellweg and the small side streets in Dortmund's city center, the shops and boutiques of the Thier-Galerie invite you to an extensive shopping tour. Afterwards, you can immerse yourself in the city's pub and restaurant scene and, for example, enjoy a cool draught beer with typical dishes from the region. Or you can have an elegant cocktail in one of the trendy bars.