Visit the German city of Dortmund
Found in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, the city of Dortmund is great for an extended weekend getaway. With a population of just under 600,000 residents, this cultural city is also partnered with the English city of Leeds as both cities are pretty industrial but with a modern edge.
Accommodation Dortmund – great during the summer and winter months
With mild to warm temperatures during the summer months, it is great to walk around the city centre, walk around the shopping district of the Kreuzviertel or head down to the Ruhr Valley where the river Ruhr flows through the city. Take a picnic along with you and enjoy the sunny weather whilst staying in Dortmund accommodation.
Visiting during the winter months is also a great time to book your Dortmund accommodation as the city is well known for it's great Christmas markets. There are over 300 stalls here to check out, all selling a wide variety of drink, food, gadgets and ornaments. Make sure you sample the food and drink on offer here, especially the mulled wine as this will keep you warm during the freezing temperatures outside! The city of Leipzig also has fantastic Christmas markets if you fancy a visit to the East of Germany.
If you find yourself wanting to head indoors, There are great restaurants here to eat, so why not sample some of the local German cuisine such as Bratwurst, pickled cabbage or pretzels. There is also a wide selection of German beers available throughout so make sure you sample these in one of the many bars and pubs available in the city. For those wanting to continue the party until the early hours, the great nightlife here will ensure that you have a wide selection of nightclubs to visit and party hard in.
If you are wanting to travel around whilst staying in Dortmund accommodation, the great advantage of being in this German state is that there are many German cities nearby. Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf are just three cities all accessible by public transport from Dortmund. If you want to visit the South of Germany, the city of Wiesbaden is also great for a much needed extended weekend away! Enjoy your holiday.