Purchasing your car rental online before the actual trip appeals for several reasons
- It guarantees that you receive the model of car that you require
- The full online booking is done at your own pace rather than at your destination where you are likely to be accompanied by a tired partner and a small herd of tired and emotional youngsters
- It saves time at at the car hire desk (although you won't believe that if you've stood in the huge queues at Alamo in Miami)
- The fully inclusive cost will not be increased
Start planning your visit to Dortmund by booking car rental from two of Europe's leading car hire companies. We offer online bookings providing discounted car hire at Dortmund airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have specialist telephone support specialists on hand for any extra queries that you might have before or after hiring a car.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car hire quotes from our partners for cheap car hire at Dortmund airport. The airport is 13 km from the city of Dortmund.
The port city of Dortmund is situated in the North Rhine-Westphalia Bundesland in the heart of the industrial Ruhr region. The River Ruhr can be spotted meandering through its southern territories while the much smaller River Emscher travels through the greatly municipal district. Dortmund has a port (Europeís largest canal port) which shares its location with the end of the cityís Dortmund-Ems Canal.
Dortmund goes back as far as 880 AD if the archives are to be taken as an accurate reflection of events. In those early days this great metropolis was merely a tiny village by the name of Throtmanni.
Perfectly situated for travelling, Dortmund provides an excellent base from which to tour the surrounding towns and cities. With heavy industry firmly rooted in this region, Dortmundís existence is directly related to about a hundred and fifty years of industrial heritage. When planning your visit, do (however) consider taking yourself away to the wonders of Sauerland, where the regionís main leisure and tourism opportunities are focused.
Known as Westphalia's "green metropolis", it may come as a pleasant surprise to discover that Dortmund is greatly blessed with acres of woodland, parks and waterways. Popular green spots around the city include Westphalia Park and Wischlingen Park. Home to in excess of three thousand species of flower, Westphalia Park provides the perfect escape from the busy city streets. You canít miss the park if you tried for marking the spot is the 209 metre construction, the Florian Tower complete with revolving restaurant for the best panoramas of the Dortmund. Wischlingen Park offers acres of space, gigantic trees and a stunning lake providing another opportunity to escape from the cacophony of car horns of the city centre.
If you have a penchant for zoological parks, you wonít want to miss the opportunity to have a look around Dortmundís internationally acclaimed zoo. With over two hundred exotic species and fifteen hundred animals, there is plenty here to keep you and the children occupied for the best part of a day.
If you would rather spend an afternoon looking at long dead and extinct animals, the Dortmund Natural History Museum might be of more interest to you than the zoo. Here, exhibits include a fifty five million year old baby horse, a vast array of long dead insects and an immense Amazonian aquarium filled with exotic fish.
For top culture spots, the city has the Museum of Art and Cultural History and Ostwall Art Museum to offer. While the Ostwall specializes in media art of the 20th and 21st centuries, it is the museumís collection of Alexei von Jawlenskyís work that it is most noted for.
The Museum of Art and Cultural History is one of the most prestigious and established of all the museums in the Rurh. On display here are its rare coin collection (known as the Dortmund Treasure), its Renaissance collection and a prized exhibition on the cityís history from the Middle Ages.
When getting to work on that Christmas presents shopping list, consider the charms of the Weihnachtsmarkt, Dortmundís Christmas Market. Famed for being the largest Christmas Market in Europe, you will enjoy a shopping experience to beat all, not to mention entertaining the idea of a bargain or two.
Consisting of four districts, the Ruhrgebiet region provides an excellent opportunity to tour the Ruhr. The four districts are called Unna, Wesel, Ennep-Ruhr and Recklinghausen and combined with the self sufficient local cities and towns of Muhlheim, Essen, Oberhausen, Haden, Hamm, Herne, Gelsenkirchen, Bottrop, Duisberg, Dortmund and Bochum, offer a place of surprising diversification.
With Dortmund situated in the heart of the Rurhgebiet, you are well placed to enjoy an interesting blend of a lively city, excellent transport network, cultural heritage and tranquil countryside.
A UNESCO site of World Cultural Heritage in your midst presents the perfect opportunity to visit Zeche Zollverein in Essen. Designed in the Bauhaus tradition, the building is considered as important to the area as the Empire State Building is to New York. Aside from the aesthetic beauty of the site, you will also become familiar with the history of coal mining. Today a top music venue, a casino, restaurant and 12 metre tall turbine hall, it is also where you can study Norman Fosterís Design Zentrums NRW.
Look out for the giant glass elephant at the Maximilian Park at Hamm. Donít worry about missing it, you wonít have to crane your neck too far to see Hammís favourite symbol of the city.
An unusual experience awaits you in the city of Unna at the Centre for International Light. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a museum dedicated to lighting as an art form and is unlike anything you will see anywhere in the world.
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is situated 13 kilometres from the city centre.
Dortmund Airport is within easy reach of the major road network, motorway and A40 and A44 roads.
The airport has an efficient to Dortmund Central bus station which runs non-stop. Costing 5 euros per person, the journey lasts for about 25 minutes.