Cheap flights to Dortmund
Looking to mix a bit of city sightseeing with some laid back rural charm? Then the German city of Dortmund could be just for you.
Decked out with medieval architecture that will take your breath away, yet still pulsing with life and modernity, Dortmund should go to the top of your list of German best city break destinations. Once a centre of German industry, today this city is a blend of interesting sights, culture and charm that’ll keep you intrigued throughout the day and entertained well into the night.
Shop for unusual and cute gifts, Danish design, bags, funny umbrellas and much more at Tausendschön & Kinkerlitz (94 Märkische Strasse, tausendschoenundkinkerlitz.de).
Don't miss the WDR3 Jazzfest, a four-day Jazz festival held at Domicil and the Konzerthaus on 28-31 January. There's a variety of European and American Jazz this year, with performances by Jazzmeia Horn, the Kirk Lightsey Trio, John Scofield, the Pablo Held Trio and Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler and guitarist Nguyên Lê. wdr3.de
Head for the Westfalenpark for the Winterleuchten festival ("Winter Lights", €6), held every night from 6 December 2014 until 11 January 2015. The park's paths, ponds, trees and artworks are beautifully illuminated, and there's a musical fireworks show (€8) on 10 January. dortmund.de
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