Dortmund, located in the western part of Germany, is the largest densely populated city in the region of Ruhr. The old imperial and Hanseatic city has a history full of changes: the last of which is the transition of the city from a centre of steel industry, coal and beer to a major center of services and technologies. Impressive industrial heritage sites reminiscent of the industrial past, for example Graf Wittekind, a mine open for visitors, the former Hansa Coking Plant or Dortmunder U, former headquarters of the Union Brewer, which at present is a cultural and creative centre.
St Reinold’s Church (Reinoldikirche), the oldest preserved part of which dates from the middle of 13th century, is an urban planning and geographical center of the city. The head of Westenhellweg, one of the busiest shopping streets in Germany, is in immediate proximity to the church. During the shopping spree, numerous cosy cafés, pubs and bistros invite you to take a rest. It is worth visiting Westfalen Park, located a little aside, where the Florian Tower is built, which offers a breathtaking view of the city at 219 m above sea level.