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 local Korn brandy and other spirits at August Krämer, a family-run business that has been brewing booze since 1863. There's top-class chocolate, too, including truffle pralines and "Dortmund coal" bonbons (31-35 Schwanenwall, +231 527 777).
Don't miss the wonderful Unterhaltung Lieblingsstücke boutique, a real find in the Kreuzviertel district with interesting local fashion, books, bags, gifts and more (27A Schillingstrasse, tel: 0231 956 5943).
Go to the Westfalenpark for the Winterleuchten festival ("Winter Lights", €5 entrance), held every night until 12 January. The park's paths, ponds, trees and artworks are lit up magically, and there's a musical firework show (€8) on 11 January. facebook.com/pages/Winterleuchten-Westfalenpark/137415539653667