28 Sights in Dortmund, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Dortmund, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 28 sights are available in Dortmund, Germany.

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1. Denkmal für Otto von Bismarck

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Denkmal für Otto von Bismarck
Pilartz, Jacques
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Otto, Prince of Bismarck, Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg, born Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, was a conservative German statesman and diplomat. From his base in the upper class of Junker landowners, Bismarck rose rapidly in Prussian politics. He masterminded the unification of Germany in 1871 and served as its first chancellor until 1890, in which capacity he dominated European affairs for two decades. He had served as the chancellor of the North German Confederation from 1867 to 1871 and alongside the office of chancellor of Germany, he was Prussia's minister president and the minister of Foreign Affairs from 1862 to 1890. Before his rise to the executive power, Bismarck was the Prussian ambassador to Russia and France and served in both houses of the Prussian Parliament. He cooperated with King Wilhelm I of Prussia to unify the various German states, a partnership that would last for the rest of Wilhelm's life. King Wilhelm granted Chancellor Bismarck the titles of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen in 1865 and Prince of Bismarck in 1871. Bismarck provoked three short, decisive wars against Denmark, Austria, and France. Following the victory against Austria, he abolished the supranational German Confederation and instead formed the North German Confederation as the first German national state, aligning the smaller North German states behind Prussia, and excluding Austria. Receiving the support of the independent South German states in the Confederation's defeat of France, he formed the German Empire – which also excluded Austria – and united Germany.

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2. Gedenkstein für die Kolonie Kirdorf

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Gedenkstein für die Kolonie Kirdorf Günter Schmitz / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

Colony Kirdorf-also known as the Kirdorf settlement and the Gitschiner Straße settlement-is a mining settlement in the Eving district of Dortmund, Germany. Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-AG (GBAG) built a garden city between 1912 and 1913 for the workers and employees of Stein's coal mine minister and named it after its general manager, Emil Kirdorf. In 1935, building adjustment and expansion were carried out in the western region. Today, the settlement consists of 119 apartments, spread across 70 single-and two-family homes, and 89 apartments, spread across two-story, unconnected apartment blocks built to replace settlement homes destroyed by the war. (2) The settlement consists of 119 apartments distributed in 70 single-family and two-family dwellings, 70 single-family and two-family dwellings and 70 single-family and two-family dwellings. Since 2004, the overall impression of the settlement has been protected by protection laws and regulations. Since 2002, owner Viterra Wohnen, now Vonovia, has privatized single-family and two-family homes to tenants.

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3. Sankt Reinoldi-Kirche

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Sankt Reinoldi-Kirche Lucas Kaufmann / CC BY-SA 2.0 de

The Lutheran Protestant Church of St. Reinold is, according to its foundation date, the oldest extant church in Dortmund, Germany; it is dedicated to Reinold, also known as Renaud de Montauban, the patron of the city. The church was built as a palatine church in the Ottonian era. The present building is a late Romanesque church with a late gothic quire. St. Reinold's was built from 1250 to 1270, and is located in the centre of the city, directly at the crossing of the Hellweg and the historic road from Cologne to Bremen. St. Reinoldi's congregation is a member of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia, an umbrella comprising Lutheran, Reformed and united Protestant congregations.

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4. Moltke-Denkmal

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Moltke-Denkmal Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke was a Prussian field marshal. The chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years, he is regarded as the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field. He commanded troops in Europe and the Middle East, commanding during the Second Schleswig War, Austro-Prussian War and the Franco-Prussian War. He is described as embodying "Prussian military organization and tactical genius." He was fascinated with railways and pioneered their military usage. He is often referred to as Moltke the Elder to distinguish him from his nephew Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, who commanded the German Army at the outbreak of World War I.

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5. Gedenkstein Carl Kneebusch

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Gedenkstein Carl Kneebusch / Public domain

Karl Kneebusch is a German teacher and author of travel literature about Sauerland. His "Sauerland führer" was written in 1884 and continued to be published by Hermann Gro å johann and Hugo Kracht in 1907 until a total of 34 editions were printed in 1974, with a total of more than 215,000 copies printed under the subtitle "Führer durch das Sauerland, Siegerland, Wittgensteiner Land, Bergische und Oberbergische Land, Waldeck und das Gebiet der unteren Ruhr" (through Sauerland, Siegerland, Wittgensteiner Land, Bergische und Oberbergische Land, Waldeck Deck und das Gebiet der Unteren Ruhr).

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6. Neuer Kaiserberg

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Neuer Kaiserberg Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Phoenix lake is an artificially designed, approximately 24 hectare lake on the former steelworks area Phoenix-Ost in the Hörde district of Dortmund. It was and is discussed as a showcase project for the structural change of the city of Dortmund and the Ruhr area. With the surrounding area, the Phoenix lake forms a residential and local recreation area with gastronomy and commercial planning. Together with the two kilometer west and 115 hectare technology park Phoenix-West and the 60 hectare Phoenix Park north, the lake has changed the formerly characterized image of Hördes.

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7. Scharnhorst-Denkmal

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Scharnhorst-Denkmal Circle of Friedrich Bury / Public domain

Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst was a Hanoverian-born general in Prussian service from 1801. As the first Chief of the Prussian General Staff, he was noted for his military theories, his reforms of the Prussian army, and his leadership during the Napoleonic Wars. Scharnhorst limited the use of corporal punishments, established promotion for merit, abolished the enrollment of foreigners, began the organization of a reserve army, and organized and simplified the military administration.

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8. Gedenkstein für Mehmet Kubaşık

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Mehmet Kubasik is a German retailer of Turkish and Kurdish ancestry. He was shot dead by members of the far-right terrorist group Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund (NSU) and is the eighth victim in the NSU series of murders. Prior to the NSU's self-disclosure in November 2011, investigating authorities wrongly suspected Kubasik himself was involved in criminal activity and suspected his family was involved in the operation.

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9. Propsteikirche St. Johannes Baptist

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Propsteikirche St. Johannes Baptist Mathias Bigge / CC BY-SA 2.5

Propsteikirche is the common name of a church in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the only Catholic church in the city centre. The full name is Propsteikirche St. Johannes Baptist Dortmund. It was built from 1331 as the abbey church of a Dominican monastery. Consecrated in 1458, it features a late-Gothic high altar by Derick Baegert which shows the oldest depiction of Dortmund.

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10. Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche

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Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche N. Luther / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche is a Protestant church in the Dortmund district of Innenstadt-Ost. It was built between 1948 and 1949 as an emergency church according to a design by Otto Bartning and has been a listed building since 2011. Its namesake is the hymn writer Paul Gerhardt. The Evangelical Paul Gerhardt parish, which owns the church, is part of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia.

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11. Tremoniapark

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Tremoniapark Mathias Bigge / CC BY-SA 2.5

Tremoniapark, a green and recreational facility on the original site of the former "Carl von Born" iron works, south of the former Tremonia coal mine and Rothe Erde in Dortmund, has been used as a test pit for a long time after coal mining. Tremonia was also the Latin name for the medieval city of Dortmund. The park is one of the classic examples of Dortmund's structural changes.

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12. Ehrenstatue Kaiser Wilhelm I.

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Ehrenstatue Kaiser Wilhelm I. Wilhelm Kuntzemüller / Public domain

William I or Wilhelm I was King of Prussia from 2 January 1861 and German Emperor from 18 January 1871 until his death in 1888. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the first head of state of a united Germany. He was de facto head of state of Prussia from 1858, when he became regent for his brother Frederick William IV, whose death three years later would make him king.

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13. St.-Ewaldi-Kirche

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St. Ewaldi Aplerbeck is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Aperbeck district of Dortmund. The parish of St. Ewaldi Aplerbeck belongs to the total parish of the same name St. Ewaldi Dortmund in the Archdiocese of Paderborn. Church cartridges are the Ewaldi brothers, who are said to have died here in Aplerbeck as martyr in the late 7th century.

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14. Gedenktafel für das Alte Rathaus

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Gedenktafel für das Alte Rathaus Hogenberg / Public domain

Dortmund's Old Town Hall is a Romanesque building that was the oldest stone town hall in the German-speaking region north of the Alps before it was demolished in 1955. It is located on the south side of the old market, in the center of the former imperial city, forming an architectural whole, connected with the copy room to the east.

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15. Zoo Dortmund

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Zoo Dortmund Mathias Bigge / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Dortmund Zoo is the zoological garden of Dortmund, Germany. It is specialized in the keeping and breeding of South American species and is leading in the breeding of the giant anteater, the tamandua and the giant otter. The zoo is situated in the south of the city between the boroughs of Hacheney and Brünninghausen.

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16. Liebfrauenkirche

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Liebfrauenkirche Mathias Bigge / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Notre Dame Church is a Roman Catholic church built between 1881 and 1883 in Dortmund, Amalienstraße 21A. It has been used as a columbarium since 2009 and until June 2009 it was the Roman Catholic parish church in Dortmund's Innenstadt-West borough. This church building is listed in Dortmund's monument list.

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17. St. Martin

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St. Martin's Church is a Roman Catholic church building in the Dortmund district of Körne, Gabelsbergerstraße 32. The patron saint of the church is Martin of Tours, one of the most famous saints of the Catholic Church. The two-storey hall church with free-standing bell tower was built in 1959/1960.

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18. Kokerei Hansa Industriedenkmal

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The Hansa coking plant is an architecture and industrial monument in Dortmund-Huckarde. It was created from 1927 to 1928 as a large coke as a result of rationalization measures and replaced the crazy small cocklatings of the Muchs Hansa, Westhausen and Germania in the northwest of Dortmund.

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19. Sankt Marien

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Marienkirche is a church in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, located in the inner city. Since the Reformation, it has been a Lutheran parish church of St. Marien. The church was destroyed in World War II, but rebuilt. It also serves as a concert venue for sacred music.

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20. St. Clemens

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St. Clemens S.Möller / Public domain

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Clement is located in Dortmund's Hombruch district. It is the parish church of St Clemens, the parish of the same name in "Pastoralverbund im Dortmunder Süden" in Dortmund's southern field park. It is dedicated to San Clement in Rome.

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21. St. Barbara

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St. Barbara Eving is a Roman Catholic parish church in Dortmund-Eving. It is subordinate to the Barbara patronal feast of Nicomedia, which is considered a patron saint of miners. The church is entered as a monument in the monument list of the city of Dortmund.

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22. Sankt-Nicolai-Kirche

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Sankt-Nicolai-Kirche Tbachner / Public domain

The St. Nicolai Church, often also called Nicolaikirche for short, is a church built in 1929 in the Dortmund district of downtown-West. A church of the same name existed on Wißstraße until 1812 and was one of the four main churches of the medieval Dortmund.

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23. Hoesch Museum

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The Hoesch Museum is a museum in Dortmund, Germany. Located at the historic Porter's House in Westfalenütte, the museum displays 160 years of corporate history, technical history and the social history of steel work, as well as the urban history of Dortmund.

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24. Georgskirche

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St. Georg is a church and Protestant parish in Aplerbeck, now part of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a Romanesque cross basilica (Kreuzbasilika) from the 12th century. The only building in Dortmund of its kind, it is a listed monument.

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25. Westfälisches Schulmuseum

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Westfälisches Schulmuseum Thorsten Bachner / Public domain

The Westphalian School Museum in the Dortmund district of Marten was founded in 1910 as a facility for teacher training and as a teaching material survey. Today the museum houses one of the most important school -historical collections in Germany.

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26. Julius Schanzer

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Dortmund's stumbling block list includes stumbling blocks laid within the framework of Gunter Demnig's art project of the same name in Dortmund. They are in honor of the victims of National Socialism who lived and worked in Dortmund.

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27. Brauerei-Museum

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Founded in 1981, the Dortmund brewery museum was opened on November 12 of the following year on the site of the Dortmund crown private brewery. The museum sprang from Heiner Brand, owner of the Dortmund crown private brewery.

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28. DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung

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DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung Dasa4.jpg: Ckde ; derivative work: Hic et nunc (talk); / CC BY 2.5

The DASA Work World Exhibition is a museum in Dortmund opened in 1993 as a German occupational safety exhibition and sees itself as a creative place of learning for security and health when working with leisure value.

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