8 Must-Sees in Dortmund



Our journey through Germany continues: This time, Marie from our team presents her 8 favorite spots in her hometown Dortmund that are not only worth a visit but are also beautiful photo spots that you can share on your Instagram account! The pictures we share are all by Instagrammers marked below, the cover picture was shot by @schock.fotografie


Phoenix Lake

The Phoenix Lake was artificially created in 2006 on a former industrial site of a steel mill and is now known as a residential and nature recreation area. The beautiful lake instantly provides you with a real harbor feeling and is the perfect place to spend some quality time by the water. To enjoy the view with a cup of coffee or a snack, you can find many cafes and restaurants in the area. Nearby, you will also find the so called Kaiserberg, which offers a fantastic view over the water and the city. It’s the perfect place for beautiful photos, especially at sunset!

photographed by @schock.fotografie

Phoenix West

Not far from the Phoenix Lake, you will reach the grounds of Phoenix West. You will discover many impressive and old industrial buildings, such as imposing blast furnaces, which were active until 1998. Nowadays, you can walk through the industrial area and even join a guided tour over the old gas pipes. Get ready to experience an impressive industrial scenery that will also look stunning on your pictures.

photographed by @0231_photography


Especially on weekends, Rombergpark, which is located close to a zoo, is a popular spot for long walks in nature or next to a small lake. The botanical garden is a real highlight for the eyes, even more so when the variety of flowers start to bloom in spring. But also other seasons, such as autumn with its many colorful leaves and the quiet crackling under the shoes, will provide you with a soothing atmosphere in nature.

photographed by @0231_photography


Not far from Phoenix West, the Westfalenpark with its abundance of nature and a botanical garden is also a wonderful place for a weekend stroll. From a rose garden to a Japanese garden – due to the great variety of the park, there are countless beautiful photo spots to discover at any time of the year. Moreover, if there is not a pandemic going on, you can go to the observation deck of the Florian Tower and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

photographed by @fraeulein_leben


If you need some distance from the city life, you should take a trip to Hohensyburg on the outskirts of Dortmund. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the Ruhr Valley and can marvel at medieval ruins and a monument to Kaiser Wilhelm. It’s the perfect spot for many amazing photos that will look amazing on your Instagram account!

photographed by @0231_photography


In the heart of Dortmund, the neighborhood Kreuzviertel is located – also known as the young scene district of the city. Here you can discover not only modern architecture but also many authentic old buildings that survived the war and are impressive photo motifs. The many bars, cafés and restaurants in the vicinity are perfect for a little break in between.

photographed by @0231_photography

Dortmunder U

Formerly a brewery, today a center for art and creativity. The Dortmunder U houses various art exhibitions, events and cultural offerings and is also a real eye-catcher from the outside. Not only does the large, glowing letter U look imposing in every picture, but the changing video sequences also draw the eye and make you curious to see more.

photographed by @schock.fotografie

Signal Iduna Park

The Signal Iduna Park is the largest soccer stadium in Germany and home station of the BVB and makes the heart of every soccer fan beat faster. However, the stadium is also worth a visit for the not-so-soccer-enthusiasts. After all, you don’t see such a huge stadium every day and the yellow struts are a particularly impressive eye-catcher on every photo.

photographed by @schock.fotografie

If you’re ever visiting Dortmund, be sure to stop by one of the spots! Don’t forget to send some greetings to your loved one with our Pickmotion cards from the online store or a local retailer!