Do you like small independent shops and cosy little cafés? Preferably with a warm and welcoming atmosphere? If so, then head over to Kaiserstrasse in Dortmund!
This street runs right through the Kaiser district to the east of Dortmund’s former city wall. Kaiserstrasse is lined with beautiful Jugendstil architecture. And, if you’re looking for something special to buy, there are plenty of independent stores and boutiques here to browse in.
Cherry blossom in the Kaiser district
The Kaiser district is worth a visit at any time of year, but especially in springtime when you can walk along Moltkestrasse at the heart of the Kaiser district beneath a canopy of cherry blossom.
In summer, autumn and winter too, Kaiserstrasse is more than just a shopping street. Drop in to one of the snug cafés and watch the world go by, or munch your way through the menu of one of a wealth of international restaurants.
If you have some time left, you might enjoy a wander around the Ostfriedhof before you leave the Kaiser district. Among the imposing Jugendstil gravestones in this old, leafy cemetery you’ll find the names of several historical figures from Dortmund‘s industrial past, among them Henriette Davidis, a famous cookery book writer of the 19th century.