The Westfalenpark is the green lung of Dortmund and one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe. Three national garden shows have been staged here since 1959 in addition to countless festivals and major events. Boasting a remarkable variety of landscape as well as different water spaces, the public park has an amazingly high diversity of plants and is home to many animals. The facilities within the grounds include restaurants, cafés, and important architectural structures such as the “sun sail” by Günther Behnisch at the center. The park also offers plenty of recreational facilities including a miniature train, a cable car, a TV tower, and children’s playgrounds.
This publication presents the Westfalenpark in great detail by juxtaposing recent photographs by Daniel Sadrowski and historical images. In this way, the development of the park over the years can easily be traced. Numerous texts by Dortmund’s leading personalities from the world of entertainment, culture, politics, and sports provide interesting facts as well as amusing and personal anecdotes. Together they bring the park’s history and its stories to life.