Re: [R] Sunset in Dortmund

From: Johannes Huesing <johannes_at_huesing.name>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 20:58:43 +0200

Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net> [Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 05:57:01PM CEST]:
>>
>> Lots of train fans would pay extra for a hotel with such a view
>
> At the peril of taking this thread further astray, I agree, having been
> one in my youth growing up in and around New York City in the 60's and
> 70's.

May be good to know then that Dortmund is the third city in Germany when it comes to the number of train stations. This is mostly due to the multitude of railway companies that competed for lines in the coal and steel industry boom.

One (kinda) touristy thing to do in Dortmund is to take the "Emschertalbahn" line which departs at nn:32. Very quaint single-track line running through residents' back yards. Step off after 18 minutes at Bövinghausen and walk Jupiterstrasse through a model example of miners' homes to a model example of a colliery now made a museum (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=de&geocode=&q=dortmund&ie=UTF8&ll=51.518584,7.331679&spn=0.007704,0.012403&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr).

Have a nice stay

Johannes

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