Beer And Art In Dortmund Westfalenpark

"The Tower in Westfalenpark in the Ruhrgebiet in Germany"

Dortmund is the largest city in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany’s old industrial heartland. It’s an old city, old enough to have served as an imperial residence for Friedrich Barbarossa in the 12th century, but save a few old churches practically no old buildings are left standing. Dortmund Westfalenpark

For which WWII is to blame, of course, but it also does not help that for most of its life Dortmund was no

Beer And Art In Dortmund Westfalenpark

Hiking In The Old German Industrial Heartland

"An old factory seen from the Westfalenpark in Dortmund"

Hiking in Germany

We continue our exploration of the Ruhrgebiet:

Hiking the old German Industrial Heartland The Emscherweg

This walk is short, just right for the time of the year when there are so few hours between dawn and dusk. It features a park, a river promenade and a lake.

St. Petri Church

But beware: nothing is quite what it seems. The idyll is

Hiking In The Old German Industrial Heartland