The Ruhr Valley of Germany is dominated as one of the cities of Dortmund. Dortmund is the eighth-largest city in Germany and the largest by area in terms of population per square specifically in Ruhr region. The Ruhr River flows through the region and the Dortmund-Ems Canal ends in the Dortmund Canal Port. The Canal port is incidentally the largest canal port in all of Europe. Dortmund is known as Germany’s green metropolis, as there are many waterways, woodlands, agricultural areas as well as parks like the Westfalen Park. There are a huge number of tourists visiting this place.
St. Reinold’s Church
St. Reinold’s church is the oldest extant church in all Germany that exists specifically in Dortmund. The building consists of a late Romanesque church with a large gothic quire. It is located in the centre of the city and it was referred to the Miracle of Westphalia. The foundation of the new tower was laid in1662. The building was completed 1701 with a baroque ornament, that is placed right on the top. Inside the tower, there are a large set of bells, which are made by the “Bochumer Verein” foundry. It is on of the heaviest bells, weighs around 6,500 Kilograms and is the largest bell in all of Westphalia.
The Altes Stadthaus is an office block that was built in 1889 during the Renaissance Revival era of architecture in Europe. There is an eagle on the gable of the building, which is the official emblem of the city of Dortmund. The Stadthaus is mainly used by the Dortmund City Administration since it was built. It is a piece of remarkable architecture and is visited by architecture followers from all over the world.
Westfalenstadion is the pride of Dortmund city. It is the official home stadium of Borussia Dortmund Football Team, which is played in the Bundesliga. It has been renamed Signal Iduna Park till 2016 till the commercial and naming rights were sold, but however, the stadium is one of the biggest tourist attraction in the whole city. With a capacity of over 85,000 supporters, football fans throng to the arena to watch the team as well as the famous “Yellow Wall” in its full flow. The club finished its second in the Bundesliga were champions in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 season. Many of their German players took part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and won it.
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