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 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).
Don't miss Dortmund's Oktoberfest, held at the Revierpark Wischlingen from 26 September until 4 October. The huge festival tent fills up with hundreds of revellers, many dressed in Bavarian lederhosen or dirndls. Real Dortmunders drink their local Kronen Festbier though. das-dortmunder-oktoberfest.de