The Sigiburg was a Saxon hillfort overlooking the River Ruhr near its confluence with the River Lenne. The ruins of the later Hohensyburg castle now stand on the site, which is in Syburg, a neighbourhood in the Hörde district of Dortmund. Archaeological evidence suggests the site was occupied in the Neolithic era.
Westfalenpark is a large park in the Southern part of Dortmund. There is a mini train and a tall tower (Florianturn) with an observation deck. Westfalenpark houses the German Rosarium with over 3,000 kinds of roses, making it the third-largest collection in the world.
Schwerte is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The total population is 46,700 people. Schwerte is a short 5-minute drive from Dortmund.
A tasting of Moldova wine was organized on February 19th at the beautiful wine-restaurant Der Weinadvokat in Dortmund, Germany. The event took place 30 days before the start of ProWein 2017.
If you are a fan of cars then Automobil Museum is something for you. It is a large, private collection of cars, some of which are over 100 years old. It is located in the Southern part of Dortmund, between Wellinghofen and Bittermark.
The Möhne Reservoir – or Moehne Reservoir – is an artificial lake in North Rhine-Westphalia, some 45 km east of Dortmund, Germany. The lake is formed by the damming of two rivers, Möhne and Heve, and with its four basins stores as much as 135 million cubic meters of water.
The Zoo in Dortmund is a good place to visit with the whole family. After visiting it once in 2015, we returned to it at the end of 2016, with our 2 years old son, now old enough to follow and identify most of the animals.
Asseln is one of the districts of the independent city of Dortmund in Germany. This is the part of Dortmund where my wife and I (and our 8-months old son) decided to spend one summer month, starting July 15th. With a total population of 8.700 people, Asseln is a quiet and green district, but not […]
Almost 2 years ago I have published some HDR photos of an artificial lake in Dortmund – Phoenix-See. Now I got to see what goes on at the lake during a hot summer day. Lots and lots of young people + loud house/trance music = a ton of fun, unless you are with a baby […]
On 27th of July 2015 there was a tasting of Moldovan wines at the Vinarium Weinadvokat wine bar in Dortmund, Germany. The event was hosted and moderated by Carsten Jekubzik, owner of Weinadvokat. There were 9 of us for the 8 bottles of different grape varieties including some Feteasca, a grape that currently grows only […]