One-Week Germany Road Trip from Dortmund to Hanover, Berlin, and Hamburg

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Explore the best of Germany on a 8-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Dortmund, Hanover, Potsdam, Berlin, Hamburg, and Soltau. This road trip itinerary in Germany seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Germany takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Dortmund, 1 night in Hanover, 2 nights in Berlin, and 2 nights in Hamburg. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Germany. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Dortmund, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Germany on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Germany. Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg Gate are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Dortmund, Hanover, Potsdam, Berlin, Hamburg, and Soltau, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Germany. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Germany.

Throughout your road trip in Germany, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Germany.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Germany fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Germany today!

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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Beautiful view of Hamburg city center with town hall and Alster river, Germany.Hamburg / 2 nights
Photo of Dortmund city centre aerial panoramic view in Germany.Dortmund / 2 nights
Soltau
Berlin cityscape with Berlin cathedral and Television tower, Germany.Berlin / 2 nights
Potsdam - city in GermanyPotsdam
Photo of panorama of New City Hall in Hannover in a beautiful summer day, Germany.Hanover / 1 night

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Photo of aerial view of Berlin skyline with famous TV tower at Alexanderplatz  at sunset, Germany.Alexanderplatz
Photo of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on a sunny day, Germany.Brandenburg Gate
Checkpoint CharlieCheckpoint Charlie
Photo of Miniatur Wunderland (Miniature Wonderland), Hamburg, Germany.Miniatur Wunderland
Photo of iconic Elbphilharmonie concert hall landmark in Hamburg, Germany.Elbe Philharmonic Hall
Photo of Stone elephants and the arch on the entrance to the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany, the biggest zoo in the world by amount of species.Berlin Zoological Garden
Photo of panoramic view at the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany.Potsdamer Platz
Photo of Graffiti at the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany, the East Side Gallery is the longest preserved stretch of the Berlin wall.East Side Gallery
Photo of Holocaust Memorial Berlin Germany Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Germany.Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Photo of Berlin Wall Memorial in Germany.Berlin Wall Memorial
Tierpark HagenbeckTierpark Hagenbeck
Berliner dom at day, Berlin, GermanyBerlin Cathedral
Photo of beautiful view of Chinese House in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam, Germany.Sanssouci Park
Photo of Old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg, Germany, which connect St Pauli with the docks and shipyards of the Hamburg harbor.Elbe Tunnel
Erlebnis-Zoo HannoverHanover Zoo
photo of Sanssouci Palace, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin, Potsdam, Germany.Sanssouci
Planten un BlomenPlanten un Blomen
Stadtpark
St. Pauli Piers
photo of view of Dortmund - city in Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr Metropolitan Region) in Germany. Rose garden in Westfalenpark.,Dortmund Germany.Westfalenpark
Dortmund ZooDortmund Zoo
photo of view of The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at sunrise, GermanyBrandenburg Gate
Hamburg DungeonHamburg Dungeon
Rombergpark Botanical Garden, Hombruch, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyRombergpark Botanical Garden
Image of the museum in September 2015German Football Museum
Beer Culture Spotlight: This shot features the Dortmunder U, a significant landmark that nods to Dortmund's history as the beer capital. A striking testament to the rich brewing heritageDortmund U-Tower
Burg Hörde, Hörde, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyHörde
felto Filzwelt Soltau Filzerlebniswelt, Soltau, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony, GermanyFelto Filzwelt Soltau Filzerlebniswelt

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dortmund - arrival day

  • Dortmund - Arrival day
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  • Hörde
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Your road trip adventure in Germany begins as soon as you reach Dortmund and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Dortmund for 1 night and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Dortmund is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Hörde or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Dortmund. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Dortmund. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Make sure to reserve a table at Zum Alten Markt, an iconic dining spot in Dortmund. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Ringhotel Drees, a popular restaurant in Dortmund. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Strobels Dortmund, a hidden gem nestled in Dortmund. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your lively evening at Vater&Sohn, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. CENTRAL Bar & More Dortmund is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Gaststätte Lütge-Eck ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Raise a toast to the start of your 8-day road trip in Germany!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dortmund and Hanover

  • Hanover
  • Dortmund
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Drive 228 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • German Football Museum
  • Dortmund U-Tower
  • Rombergpark Botanical Garden
  • Dortmund Zoo
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On day 2 of your road trip in Germany, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Dortmund. In the evening, you’ll end up in Hanover, where you will stay for 1 night.

Hanover’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Dortmund behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 27 min. Hanover welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you're ready to see some sights, German Football Museum is a great place to start. This sports museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,349 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Dortmund U-Tower. This office building has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,532 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Rombergpark Botanical Garden. The park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,482 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Dortmund Zoo. This zoo is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 15,486 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Hanover, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you explore more of Hanover, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Meteora, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Quarks Bar Hannover boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Guru. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Hanover.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Bar Seña, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Sternwarte provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Germany!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Hanover, Potsdam, and Berlin

  • Berlin
  • Hanover
  • Potsdam
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Drive 295 km, 3 hours 46 min

  • Hanover Zoo
  • Sanssouci Park
  • Sanssouci
  • Brandenburg Gate
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your road trip in Germany. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Hanover and Potsdam. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Berlin, which will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Hanover, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Potsdam. Your travel time is around 2 hours 43 min.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Hanover Zoo. This zoo is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 26,767 visitors.

After soaking in Hanover’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Potsdam. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 43 min. When you arrive in Potsdam, it's time to take a break from the road.

Take the opportunity to see Sanssouci Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,849 visitors.

Sanssouci is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This palace has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 24,925 travelers.

Potsdam is also the home of Brandenburg Gate. Around 14,759 people have rated this triumphal arch an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Berlin. Berlin offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Berlin.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at NENI Berlin, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Alt-Berliner Wirtshaus offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Nante-Eck | Restaurant Berlin Mitte. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Berlin.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Green Door Bar. Alternatively, go to Sharlie Cheen Bar, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Berlin Icebar provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Germany and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Berlin

  • Berlin
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Berlin Zoological Garden
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Checkpoint Charlie
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Day 4 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Berlin for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Berlin Zoological Garden. This much-appreciated zoo is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 63,157 reviews.

Next up is Brandenburg Gate. This triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 161,792 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. This holocaust memorial has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 45,332 reviews.

Potsdamer Platz is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This square has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 60,213 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Checkpoint Charlie. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 82,690 reviews.

You can learn more about Berlin today by going on a tour. Berlin offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Berlin.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Berliner Fernsehturm, a top-rated dining destination in Berlin. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider BrewDog Berlin Mitte, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Gasthaus Krombach. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Berlin this evening.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at booze bar berlin after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Victoria Bar for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Germany!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Berlin and Hamburg

  • Hamburg
  • Berlin
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Drive 292 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Alexanderplatz
  • East Side Gallery
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your road trip in Germany. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Berlin. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Hamburg. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Hamburg, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Berlin to Hamburg may take around 3 hours 8 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Hamburg, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Take the opportunity to see Berlin Cathedral. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 36,300 visitors.

Alexanderplatz is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This square has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 212,589 travelers.

Berlin is also the home of East Side Gallery. Around 53,795 people have rated this art museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Berlin Wall Memorial. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 40,977 reviews, a visit to this museum is a great idea.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Hamburg, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Hamburg. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Irish Pub in the Fleetenkieker, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try NOM vietnamese fusion food? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Hamburg.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at The Boilerman Bar Hafenamt, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Scandic Hamburg Emporio offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Hamburg. Copa Cabana Bar is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Germany!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Hamburg

  • Hamburg
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Drive 28 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • St. Pauli Piers
  • Elbe Tunnel
  • Planten un Blomen
  • Tierpark Hagenbeck
  • Stadtpark
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On day 6 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Hamburg. You’ll stay in Hamburg for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

When you're ready to see some sights, St. Pauli Piers is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,128 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Elbe Tunnel. This road tunnel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 34,570 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Planten un Blomen. The park has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 21,983 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Tierpark Hagenbeck. This zoo is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,629 reviews.

Stadtpark is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,534 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

Your discoveries in Hamburg do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Hamburg on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

As you explore more of Hamburg, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Brücke 10, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Shiso Burger Hamburg offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Das Feuerschiff LV 13. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Hamburg.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Tower Bar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, CIU` DIE BAR offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Meyer Lansky's. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Germany.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Hamburg, Soltau, and Dortmund

  • Dortmund
  • Hamburg
  • Soltau
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Drive 357 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Elbe Philharmonic Hall
  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Hamburg Dungeon
  • Felto Filzwelt Soltau Filzerlebniswelt
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable road trip in Germany. Today you will explore Hamburg and Soltau, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Dortmund. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Soltau. This drive usually takes around 58 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Drop by the renowned Elbe Philharmonic Hall. This popular concert hall has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 77,649 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Miniatur Wunderland. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 87,297 visitors, this museum deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Hamburg Dungeon. This museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 12,598 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Soltau. This car ride takes around 58 min.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is felto Filzwelt Soltau Filzerlebniswelt. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 569 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Dortmund, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Dortmund's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Café Brasserie Lotte, a highly-rated dining destination in Dortmund. If you're eager to try something different, consider ALEX Dortmund, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Kara's Restaurant - Dortmund. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Dortmund this evening.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Germany!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Dortmund - departure day

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  • Westfalenpark
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Day 8 of your road trip in Germany is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Dortmund before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in Germany and go on a shopping spree in Dortmund’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Germany, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery. Bring a bit of Germany home with you through these charming souvenirs.

Before you conclude your road trip in Germany, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Dortmund.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at KLUBHAUS1249, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Atlantico Café beckons with its unique menu offerings.

You’ll then say farewell to Dortmund. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Germany!

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