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Dortmund travel guide

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You're Going to Love Dortmund

Once a center for the steel industry, modern Dortmund is now known as a high-tech "green" city and a center for both culture and commerce. Busy and prosperous, this regional center was founded in 882 AD, and has a long history to discover in its museums and monuments. It's both a sport-minded city, with some of soccer's biggest fans - it's home to the team Borussia Dortmund of the Bundesliga and the German Football Museum - and a cultural center, with a vibrant arts and culture scene.

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When to Visit Dortmund

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With a temperate climate, most tourists opt to visit Dortmund in the summer between May and September, when average temperatures fall between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Where to Stay in Dortmund

Hotel der Lennhof offers modern luxury and conveniences with a lively bar on site. At the Mercure Hotel Dortmund City, you'll stay in comfortable, soundproofed rooms in a convenient downtown location.

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Shopping Streets

Westenhellweg, a car-free area, is the city's prime shopping street, with large retailers like H&M, Karstadt and two other shopping malls, along with smaller boutiques. Kleppingstraße is lined with upscale stores and Kampstraße is a favorite of younger shoppers.

Groceries and Other

Kaufland and REWE are two of the city's major supermarket chains with a good selection, including wine, beer and spirits, and reasonable prices. REWE To Go is an alternative for basics. A gallon of milk costs about EU2.20 while a dozen eggs costs EU1.65

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$19.92
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$103.95
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Single public transport ticket
$4.34
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$4.37

Where to Eat in Dortmund

Brauhaus Wenkers brews its own craft beer and is a favorite spot for football (soccer) fans. You'll enjoy classic German cuisine like sausages and more starting at EU7. Enjoy the historic ambiance of Zum Alten Markt, where classic German and European mains start at EU15.