A Visit to Westfalenpark

With 600,000 inhabitants, Dortmund is one of the biggest cities in Germany (even if it's relatively unknown in most parts of the world). But if you visit the "Westfalenpark" you wouldn't guess that you are in the heart of a major city. The big green space is a perfect spot for relaxation and a photo tour all year long.

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The park was founded in 1959 for the occasion of the first of three national garden shows that was held in Dortmund. Unlike many other parks, the Westfalenpark is not admission free, but the work of the landscapers, the caring of the flowers and plants, and the great events held in the park make up for the cover charge. Whether you come to see the flowers bloom during spring, relax on the big greens in the summertime, enjoy the changing leaves in the fall, or take a winter stroll, the Westfalenpark is always worth a visit.

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In the center of the park you’ll find the “Florian” (a German male name). Yes, the inhabitants of Dortmund gave their television tower (which once was the highest building in Germany) a name. But why not? You can ride up the tower in an elevator and enjoy the great view of the city or have a break in the revolving restaurant up there.

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Four times a year there is a huge flea market in Westfalenpark. In the summertime, you can go boating on a little lake, take the chair lift or use one of the great playgrounds in the park. There is also a little train, concerts, big fireworks in August, a light festival in the wintertime, and much more for you to discover.

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So, you can’t wait to come to Dortmund now, am I right? If you do pay it a visit, let me know, maybe we can go for a lomo walk together.

Official website of the park with all visitor information (unfortunately only in German).

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written by feemail on 2012-09-10 in #world #locations #urban-adventures #select-type-of-location #park #westfalenpark #green-space #relaxation #germany #urban-adventure #dortmund
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