Destination guide

Historical Dortmund will entice you

Take a holiday to Dortmund and enjoy the area's museums, monuments and history. Renowned for its shopping, sporting events and theatres, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Dortmund

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Dortmund has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dortmund Zoo (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Kletterhalle Bergwerk (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Royal Saint Barbara's Dortmund Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Markischer Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Cranger Kirmes (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Dortmund

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Dortmund is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Westfalenpark Dortmund (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Rombergpark Botanical Garden (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Henrichenburg Boat Lift (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Bochum Botanical Garden (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Baldeneysee (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Stadtgarten (20 mi / 32.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dortmund

Fly into Dortmund (DTM), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), which is 33.8 mi (54.4 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Dortmund Central Station, Dortmund Signal Iduna Park Station and Dortmund-Hörde Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Dortmund by jumping on the metro at Reinoldikirche U-Bahn, Kampstrasse U-Bahn or Stadtgarten U-Bahn.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dortmund?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 132 holiday lettings around Dortmund. From 105 flats & apartments to 18 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a town property in Dortmund?

Charming, tranquil and friendly — village life is full of appeal. If this sounds like your ideal holiday, we can make it happen. HomeAway has no less than 27 village rental options here. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying another style of setting. HomeAway has countless options to pick from, including:

  • 17 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 14 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 11 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Dortmund?

There's no need to wave goodbye to all the conveniences of home just because you're on holiday. Sit back and relax in an apartment and live life like the locals. You'll be able to take your pick from 112 different options on HomeAway. How does £24 a night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Hotel: 82 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 18 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • House: 16 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £65 per night.

Can I stay in Dortmund in a large group?

It can be difficult finding time to catch up with your nearest and dearest. A holiday is an excellent opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were planning to kick back together, HomeAway has options. Apartment holiday rentals are the preferred choice here for big groups of travellers. Our international database currently has 24 available. Rental properties around here that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for places that can sleep 6 people? We have 31 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £59 per night.
  • After a holiday rental for 5 guests? We have 16 that will work well. Prices begin at just £43 a night.
  • Seeking out properties for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be pleased to discover we have 6 that'll be ideal. You can grab one from just £50 per night.

You and all your besties will be well catered to when you arrange your Dortmund adventure through us!

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