The Westfalenpark and Floriantrum features numerous playgrounds, a rosarium and a panoramic view of the countryside in Dortmund, Germany. The city's most beautiful public garden, Westfalenpark, offers something for every member of the family. With the national rosarium, theme gardens, an environmental protection center, the German cookbook museum, a geological garden, several cafés and many recreation areas to enjoy, the park is the perfect place to spend the day roaming around diverse, interesting nature the entire day. The viewing platform of the Florian tower, stands 140 meters above the park, where a breathtaking, panoramic view of the city and its surroundings awaits. Westfalenpark is part of a green corridor that extends from the Dortmund Zoo and Rombergpark almost into the city center.
There's something for visitors, young and old to enjoy
For children, the Kaiserhain (the so-called game arc) runs from north to south through the park. There are many games and action points in the short distance, and it also connects two theme playgrounds with the large Robinson playground in the south. Here, the little ones can play with water, paddle in large ponds, let off steam in the sandbox or try out the big slides. Westfalenpark also has quiet areas for you to relax, including thematic gardens, where countless dahlias or perennials can be admired. There are extensive meadows that are used for celebrations or quaint places to settle down and enjoy a private picnic. A small train takes visitors through the Westfalenpark, where a chairlift connects the higher northern part with the southern part of the bush mill. Throughout the course of the year, there are festivals and events such as Juicy Beats, and the Festival of Lights - which attract scores of visitors year after year. The Westfalenpark Dortmund is the first of the three federal horticultural shows on the old Kaiser-Wilhelm-Hains landfill. The park is one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe and serves as a popular excursion and recreation destination in North Rhine-Westphalia. The closing rally of the traditional May Day demonstration also takes place at Westfalenpark.
Concerts and activities
Particularly popular are the concerts on the lake stage, as well as the a Capella festival and flea markets. Many events take place under the awning in the middle of the park. The 1980s parties or the Ibiza parties were crowd pullers that attracted well over 1,000 visitors. School classes, kindergartens and other groups have the opportunity to explore nature in and around the nature conservation center. The Westfalenpark is located on the northern slope of the Emscher. The river itself forms the southern boundary of the park. The Westfalenpark Dortmund features several playgrounds, including a large adventure playground for children, a bowling alley, outdoor chess, a park railway, a chairlift, as well as boat and wagon rentals throughout the year.