Picturesque and cozy Dortmund is the birthplace of the legendary Borussia football club and ancient brewing traditions. In addition to these well-known facts, the city boasts a considerable number of historical attractions: castles, cathedrals, unusual museums. Half of the territory of Dortmund is occupied by parks and landscape gardens, which makes the city one of the greenest in all of Germany.
Dortmund experienced two heyday – in the XIV and in the XIX centuries. In the Middle Ages, neighboring princes often envied the wealth and fame of local rulers, so the city often became the target of military raids and feuds. Despite the fact that Dortmund is one of the centers of German industry, there is quite clean air and excellent environmental condition.