Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of NorthRhine-Westphalia. The Ruhr river flows south of the city, and the small riverEmscher flows through the municipal area. The Dortmund-Ems Canal also terminatesin the Dortmund Port, which is the largest European canal port, and linksDortmund to the North Sea. Dortmund is known as Westphalia's "green metropolis."Nearly half the municipal territory consists of waterways, woodland, agricultureand green spaces with spacious parks such as Westfalenpark and the Rombergpark.This contrasts with nearly a hundred years of extensive coal mining and steelmilling within the city limits. Dortmund Airport is a medium-sized, but quicklygrowing airport 13 km east of the city centre.
Cultural history tones are set by the churches in the city centre whose towerscharacterise the skyline of Dortmund. The Reinoldikirche and the Marienkircheare gems of medieval architecture. The city centre of Dortmund still retains theoutline of the medieval city. A ring road marks the former city wall, and theWesten-/Ostenhellweg, part of a medieval salt trading route, is still the majorstreet bisecting the city centre. Petrikirche, a Protestant church, the buildingof which dates from the 14th century, is famous for the huge carved altar (knownas "Golden Miracle of Dortmund"). It consists of 633 gilt carved oak figuresdepicting 30 scenes about Easter.
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