Westfalen Park Dortmund: colourful flowers and a colourful programme of events

Red, blue, yellow, green, purple and much more...in all shades: the Westfalenpark Dortmund is a riot of colour, especially in spring and summer when the flowers are in full bloom. But they are not the only things that are colourful. At the main entrance to the park you will be welcomed by the pink flamingos who live here during the summer months. But Dortmund’s biggest park also comes alive at other times of the year too.

Westfalen Park

An der Buschmühle 3
44139 Dortmund

Events in Westfalen Park Dortmund

Illuminated television tower in the Westfalenpark for the event Winterleuchten.
© DORTMUNDtourismus The event "Winterleuchten" in the Westfalenpark.

Winter gloom. What is that? At the end of the year, Dortmund’s Westfalenpark is illuminated by hundreds of lights, spotlights and installations. The Winter Lights are definitely a highlight of winter in Dortmund.

In spring and autumn there are plenty of markets. The Flo(h)rian flea market, which takes place regularly, is always packed. And of course, Halloween, the Feast of St. Martin and Easter are also celebrated here.

Summer in Westfalen Park, Dortmund

Colourfully decorated open air stage with celebrating people.
© DORTMUNDtourismus Side stage at Juicy Beats

Then comes summer, and there is no holding us back! The events are almost back to back: the Juicy Beats music festival, open-air cinema on the lake stage and the Festival of Lights with fireworks, to name but a few.

For many Dortmunders, the park is simply one of their favourite places in the city. You can explore it on the mini-train or in the cable car, have a picnic in one of the gardens or have a bite to eat in one of the restaurants or cafés.

The top of the Florian Tower is the perfect place for a selfie

The view of Dortmund from the Florian Tower is particularly impressive. The Florian, as locals love to call it – just like an old friend – reigns over the park. A lift will take you to the top, and there you can savour the breath-taking view.

Afterwards you can spend some romantic moments on the Buschmühlen pond. Why not hire a boat and chill on the water. If you fancy something a little more active, you can play football, beach volleyball or chess in the park.

Westfalen Park for children

Kids will love the variety of the various playgrounds, play paradise, the rainbow house and mondo mio where they can let their imaginations run wild and tire themselves out! There is also a children’s museum of cultures. And for discoverers of all ages there is the nature conservation house to explore.