Dortmund, located in the Ruhr area of Germany, is sometimes known as the "green metropolis" as close to half of the territory consists of waterways, woodland, agriculture and green spaces. Two of the impressive and spacious parks worth visiting are the Westfalenpark and the Rombergpark. Other green highlights in this city of contrasts include the Dortmund Zoo and Romberg Park Botanical Gardens which houses a unique collection of foreign trees and shrubs.
For those more interested in historical sights, the Reinoldikirche and the Marienkirhce are gems of medieval architecture. The Reinoldikirche is an impressive church that was originally built around 800 AD, but was largely rebuilt after an earthquake in 1661.
Dortmund is also a city rich in culture. One of the symbols of new Dortmund is the Philarmonie f r Westfalen concert house which is known for its excellent quality of acoustics and architecture. Culture lovers will also appreciate the Museum am Ostwall for 20th century art as well as an array of privately and municipally owned art galleries.
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