Dortmund is known for sports and trading. As the largest and greenest city in the Ruhr Area of North-Rhine Westphalia, Dortmund is also the region's business centre. The Westfalenpark, with its many Dortmund hotels in close proximity, attracts soccer fans and business travellers alike to the stadium and exhibition halls located therein. The Reinoldkirche and the Brauereimuseum are just a couple of the local attractions that you won't want to miss. Many travellers find that if they book a Dortmund hotel near the Alte Markt, they will be central to many of the popular attractions.
Among the top names in this business city of approximately 587,000 inhabitants are Continental and SIGNAL IDUNA, which demonstrates that Dortmund is attracting new business industries after the steep decline in local steel mining and processing. The city's port, at the canalized Ruhr river, is a busy depot for goods transportation. While enjoying your hotel in Dortmund, don't be afraid to try the traditional local beer, DAB. To get from your Dortmund hotel to the many popular museums, restaurants, and shopping destinations, transportation is made easy by the elevated railway.