2015-01-212015-01-21 Dortmund Campervan Hire:
Dortmund Campervan Hire:
Dortmund was built on industry, but has modernised into a city which takes culture, and football seriously. Its Bundesliga (the German premier league) team, Borussia Dortmund have been national champions eight times. For an authentic German road trip, Dortmund is a great starting point. Throw in some hearty German cuisine, and traditional breweries, and you have a mix for a memorable adventure.
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Road Trips in Dortmund:
Dortmund works as a starting point for your road trip, as it has its own minor airport, where airlines such as EasyJet fly into. The nearest major airport is Dusseldorf, a historic city on the Rhine, which would make a convenient base. However, if you started a one-way hire in Dortmund, you can follow the Rhine, through Dusseldorf, to cities such as Cologne, Koblenz and Mainz, and continue all the way to Frankfurt. From any of these cities, you should take a day away from the camper and get onto a river cruise, to see the fairy-tale castles that line the waterway.
Where to stay in Dortmund:
Camping Hohensyberg is close to Dortmund. It has a nice environment near a stream, and a playground.
Eating and Drinking in Dortmund:
Forty years ago, Dortmund was Germany’s top brewing city. With changes in the industry, this is no longer the case, but the city’s proud brewing history can be explored at the Dortmund Brewery Museum. When the city’s breweries closed down, the character filled buildings had to be re-used, so many have been turned into pubs. A great example is Mendoza’s, worth a visit just to see its enormous seven metre high, and ten metre wide bar shelves. Mendoza’s is a near neighbour to one of Dortmund’s best known dance clubs, the Liquid Lounge. This has the usual house and techno dance music, with entertainment from fire acrobats, so makes for a lively night out.
Things to see and do in Dortmund:
Dortmund has an art and culture mile in its city centre, where museums and performing arts centres are grouped together. Here you will find the Dortmunder U, a leading art gallery and museum housed in a heritage protected, ex-brewery building. Expected to open this year in the Culture Mile alongside the U, is the DFB German Football Museum, which is currently under construction.
For Football fans, tours are available of the legendary Westfalenstadion, home to Borussia Dortmund.
Safe driving tips for Germany:
German roads are some of the best in the world. The speed limit for towns is 50kms per hour, and for normal highways 100kms/hour. The autobahns have no speed limit, although German authorities ‘suggest’ 130 kms/ hour. You must always pass on the left, overtaking on the right is illegal. Take great care when pulling out, cars may be travelling at up to 200 kms/ hour and will appear very suddenly.