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

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Explore interesting sights in Dortmund, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 25 sights are available in Dortmund, Germany.

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1. 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.

Wikipedia: St. Reinold's Church, Dortmund (EN)

2. Moltke-Denkmal

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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, in the Second Schleswig War, Austro-Prussian War and Franco-Prussian War. He is described as embodying "Prussian military organization and tactical genius". He was fascinated with railways and pioneered their military use. 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 the First World War.

Wikipedia: Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (EN)

3. Femlinde mit Freistuhl

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The Vehmic courts, Vehmgericht, holy vehme, or simply Vehm, also spelt Feme, Vehmegericht, Fehmgericht, are names given to a "proto-vigilante" tribunal system of Westphalia in Germany active during the later Middle Ages, based on a fraternal organisation of lay judges called "free judges". The original seat of the courts was in Dortmund. Proceedings were sometimes secret, leading to the alternative titles of "secret courts", "silent courts", or "forbidden courts". After the execution of a death sentence, the corpse could be hanged on a tree to advertise the fact and deter others.

Wikipedia: Vehmic court (EN)

4. Konzerthaus

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Konzerthaus JosefLehmkuhl / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Konzerthaus Dortmund in Dortmund's city centre was opened in September 2002. It is located in the Brückstraßenviertel at the intersection of Brückstraße and Ludwigstraße. The hall has 1550 seats, 900 of which can be used as a small hall, and is characterized by a modern steel and glass architecture. The founding director and one of the main initiators of the "Project Konzerthaus" was Ulrich Andreas Vogt. From 2006 to 14 September 2018, Benedikt Stampa was artistic director and managing director. Raphael von Hoensbroech followed him for the 2018/19 season.

Wikipedia: Konzerthaus Dortmund (DE)

5. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal

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The Sigiburg was a Saxon hillfort in Western Germany, overlooking the River Ruhr near its confluence with the River Lenne. The ruins of the later Hohensyburg castle now stand on the site, which is in Syburg, a neighbourhood in the Hörde district of Dortmund. Archaeological evidence suggests the site was occupied in the Neolithic era. The hillfort was raised ca. 700 by Westphalian Saxons. During the Saxon Wars, it was taken by the Franks under Charlemagne in 772, retaken by the Saxons in 774, and taken again and refortified by Charlemagne in 775.

Wikipedia: Sigiburg (EN)

6. Gedenktafel für Maximilian Kolbe

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Maximilian Maria Kolbe was a Polish Catholic priest and Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a man named Franciszek Gajowniczek in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He had been active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating an amateur-radio station (SP3RN), and founding or running several other organizations and publications.

Wikipedia: Maximilian Kolbe (EN)

7. Gedenkstein Carl Kneebusch

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Karl Kneebusch was a German teacher and author of hiking literature about the Sauerland. His "Sauerlandführer", written in 1884 and continued by Hermann Großjohann and Hugo Kracht from 1907, experienced a total of 34 editions until 1974 under the subsidiary title "Führer durch das Sauerland, Siegerland, Wittgensteiner Land, Bergische und Oberbergische Land, Waldeck und das Gebiet der unteren Ruhr" and was printed more than 215,000 times.

Wikipedia: Karl Kneebusch (DE)

8. Westfalenpark

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The Westfalenpark is a large public park in Dortmund, Germany. With an area of 70 ha, the park is one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe and is a popular destination for excursions and recreation in North Rhine-Westphalia. The park is situated between the Westfalenstadion, Westfalenhallen, Bundesautobahn 40 and includes the Florianturm. The Emscher valley forms the southern border of the park.

Wikipedia: Westfalenpark (EN)

9. 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. It is named after the hymn writer Paul Gerhardt. The Evangelical Paul-Gerhardt-Kirchengemeinde, which owns the church, is part of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche (Dortmund) (DE)

10. Petrikirche

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The Evangelical St. Peter's Church in Dortmund is a municipal Westphalian hall church in High Gothic style. Coming close to the ideal type of this church form, the central nave and side aisles are the same height. The building has an almost square floor plan with a comparatively short choir. The sacred building is an important example of the special design of the hall churches in Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Petrikirche (Dortmund) (DE)

11. 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.

Wikipedia: Propsteikirche, Dortmund (EN)

12. Tremoniapark

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Tremoniapark Mathias Bigge / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Tremoniapark is a green and recreational facility on the site of the former ironworks "Carl von Born" south of the former Tremonia colliery and the Rothe Erde in Dortmund, which was used as a test pit long after coal mining. Tremonia is also the Latin name for the city of Dortmund used in the Middle Ages. The park is one of the typical examples of structural change in Dortmund.

Wikipedia: Tremoniapark (DE)

13. Ehrenstatue Kaiser Wilhelm I.

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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.

Wikipedia: William I, German Emperor (EN)

14. Gedenktafel für das Alte Rathaus

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The Old Town Hall in Dortmund was a Romanesque building at its core and until its final demolition in 1955 the oldest stone town hall in the German-speaking world north of the Alps. It was located on the south side of the Alter Markt in the center of the former imperial city and formed a structural ensemble with the adjoining writing shop to the east.

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Dortmund) (DE)

15. Theater Dortmund

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Theater Dortmund M Bigge / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Opernhaus Dortmund is the opera house of Dortmund, Germany, operated by the Theater Dortmund organisation. A new opera house opened in 1966, replacing an earlier facility which opened in 1904 and was destroyed during World War I. It was built on the former site of the Old Synagogue, which was demolished by the Nazi local government in the 1930s.

Wikipedia: Opernhaus Dortmund (EN)

16. Hörder Burg

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The Hörder Burg, also called Hörde, in today's Dortmund district Hörde was built in the 12th century in the immediate vicinity of the Emscher as a moated castle. It is the ancestral seat of the noble Hörde family. Not far from the castle was an economically important flour mill at the confluence of the Emscher and Hörder Bach.

Wikipedia: Hörder Burg (DE)

17. Volkshochschule

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The Löwenhof is a building in the city center of Dortmund. In the course of its history, it housed one of the largest concert cafés in West Germany, was the headquarters of the Heinrich August Schulte Eisenhandlung and is now the seat of the Volkshochschule Dortmund.

Wikipedia: Löwenhof (Dortmund) (DE)

18. Sankt Peter Syburg

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St. Peter is a Romanesque church in Syburg, now a suburb of Dortmund, Germany. It is the active Protestant parish church of Syburg, officially named "Ev. Kirche St. Peter zu Dortmund-Syburg". It serves as a concert venue for the bimonthly Syburger Sonntagsmusiken.

Wikipedia: St. Peter, Syburg (EN)

19. Sankt-Nicolai-Kirche

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

Wikipedia: Nicolai-Kirche (Dortmund) (DE)

20. Julius Schanzer

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The list of Stumbling Stones in Dortmund contains Stumbling Stones that were laid in Dortmund as part of the art project of the same name by Gunter Demnig. They are intended to commemorate victims of National Socialism who lived and worked in Dortmund.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Dortmund (DE)

21. Wasserturm Dortmund Südbahnhof

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The water tower of Dortmund Südbahnhof is an elevated water tank of the former Dortmund Süd locomotive depot. It was built between 1923 and 1927 by the Deutsche Reichsbahn and supplied steam locomotives with boiler feed water until the 1950s.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm des Dortmunder Südbahnhofs (DE)

22. Syberg

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The Syberg is a hill in the Ruhr in the southern part of Dortmund, 240 m above sea level (NN), which is part of the Ardey Hills. The Syberg is home to the Sigiburg, the Vincke Tower, a monument to Emperor William I and other points of interest.

Wikipedia: Syberg (EN)

23. Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

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The Holy Cross Church, often abbreviated to Kreuzkirche, is a church building of the Roman Catholic Holy Cross community in Dortmund. It is the namesake for the surrounding residential district Kreuzviertel.

Wikipedia: Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche (Dortmund) (DE)

24. Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

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The U-Tower or Dortmunder U is a former brewery building in the city of Dortmund, Germany. Since 2010 it has served as a centre for the arts and creativity, housing among other facilities the Museum Ostwall.

Wikipedia: Dortmund U-Tower (EN)

25. Haus Husen

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Haus Husen Torben Henke / CC BY-SA 2.5

Haus Husen is a manor house on the right bank of the Ruhr in the borough of Hörde, Dortmund. It was built in 1830 in the style of classicism. Today it is owned by the Evangelical Church of Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Haus Husen (DE)

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