Westfalenpark: A green oasis in Dortmund

If you are in Dortmund and want to spend a few hours in the nature – the Westfalenpark is your place. It is located in the outskirts of the city and it can be easily reached by the underground. The park is enormous with extremely beautiful gardens, lawns and fountains. In the Rosarium you can find about 2600 different species of roses from all over the world.

The park is mostly known for its telecommunications Florian Tower (Florianturm), named after St. Florian. The concrete construction is erected in 1959. The height of the tower is 219.6 metres. There is a revolving restaurant at 137.46 m. and an observation deck at 141.88 m. The views from there are breathtaking.

Tips for visiting Westfalenpark

The park is a great place for a picnic. Also, there are a lot of restaurants there, but most of them work from April to October and not every day in the week (more info).

Useful information
Address: An der Buschmühle 3, 44139 Dortmund
Access: Metro station Westfalenpark – line U45,U49
Opening hours:  Every day: 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Admission: 3 € (more information)
Web site: info

the park

lake in the park








Flowers in the park

white flowers



Lake in the park


water lilies


Reflection of the Florian Tower
Reflection of the Florian Tower
Florian Tower
Florian Tower
View from Florian Tower
View from Florian Tower
View from the tower
View from the tower


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