Centrally location and yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Westfalenpark is situated between the city centre, the stadium of the BVB and the southern Dortmund with Lake Phoenix & Co. Here you spend a whole day in the countryside and get a real feeling of a short holiday, recreation and travel to the past. Since its foundation at the end of the 1950s, the park has been the classic destination for Sunday walks: Here people once strolled diligently, rode the train, spread out blankets and unpacked picnic baskets! In the shade of the Florian Tower, you can still sit comfortably on the ceiling and relax, or listen to the sounds of DJs and bands when one of the big festivals in the park take place - like the Juicy Beats, for example.
Panoramic view over Dortmund
After the ascent to the 220m high Florian - a televsion broadcasting tower - you will experience a fantastic view over Dortmund and - with good visibility - far into its surroundings. The cable car, whose start and end point is also here on the tower, has been floating through the park since the 1960s - over the "German Rosarium", where the scent of over 3,000 rose species entice your senses. After you have taken a tour through steppe, moor and heath, you should definitely let yourself be driven through the big green by the nostalgic train.
Fun and games for the little ones
Children will love the Robinson playground in the "lower" part of the park behind the Buschmühlenteich, because here large slides and swings as well as water games wait for experience-thirsty children. You can also satisfy your thirst for adventure at the numerous markets that the park offers throughout the year. Or visit the mondo.mio Children's Museum – an intercultural adventure museum for children. In summer, music concerts of well-known and local artists take place on the open spaces, in winter the colourful illuminations of the winter lights lure you in.