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The Dortmund airport is a short ride away from the city centre that is home to many prominent Dortmund hotels. To arrive by water, the Dortmund Harbour offers a direct connection to the major seaport in Europe, which is also the largest canal harbour.
Scattered around Dotmund are hundreds of eateries and cafes. Visit Restaurant Pferdestall, which is a farm converted to mine that was then converted into an eatery with traditional German food such as schnitzle and hearty soups. For currywurst, taramas, and Greek delights go to Plaka.
The Ruhrgebiet region is the Dortmund party capital. Metropolitan area nightclubs, bars, and secret hot spots line the streets of the city. Accessible by public transit or private cabs, tourists can get a ride to and from their Dortmund hotel without issue.
Dortmund is the shopping centre of the region. Thousands of patrons frequent Westenhellweg, synonymous with "power-shopping," each hour. With dozens of bookstores, small boutiques, and department stores, travellers can buy almost anything they need.
Travellers young and old can enjoy the Dortmund Zoo where exotic tigers, owls, and wild life roam free within their respective enclosures. Over 1500 animals across 230 species live at the zoo. Around Easter, the summer, and autumn holidays the Zoo hosts special learning events for children.
Citizens of Dortmund love watching and playing sports, particularly the Dortmund Football team. After watching any sporting event, you truly get a feel for how athletic the city is. True to its sporty heritage, Dortmund has an Olympic sports complex known as Westfalenhallen where many large sporting events occur. The Westfalenhallen is one of the largest in all of Europe and hosts championship competitions in gymnastics, basketball, hockey, and more.