l’Arrivée Hotel & Spa is located in the small Dortmund district of “Höchsten”. From here, our hotel guests can make short excursions to attractive destinations in the near vicinity. We would like to present some of these destinations here.
The Hohensyburg (also known as Syburg or Sigiburg) is a castle located on the 245-metre Syberg, a hill towering over the confluence of the Ruhr and Lenne rivers into the Hengsteysee lake. Built in stone, the Syburg is estimated to have been completed in 1150. Today, the castle lies in ruins, and you will find the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial just a few metres away. The viewing platform in front of the memorial offers grandiose views over idyllic countryside and the confluence of the Lenne and Ruhr rivers. There is also a crazy golf course located right next to the ruins on the Syberg. Altogether, this hill is a very popular destination for excursions.
The well-known Spielbank Hohensyburg casino is just a few metres down the hill from the castle ruins.
This is one of Germany’s biggest and most beautiful casinos, a place where you can enjoy fascinating entertainment in a great atmosphere. Besides the extensive range of games such as roulette, poker and blackjack and the latest slot machines, the casino also hosts large shows and events. In terms of gastronomy, guests have at their disposal a trendy bar, a bistro and the Michelin-starred Palmgarden restaurant.
For its guests, l’Arrivée Hotel & Spa maintains a special arrangement with the casino.
Hengsteyer Straße winds down the hill from Hohensyburg castle to the Hengsteysee. This lake measures 4.2 kilometres in length and was completed in 1929 as a reservoir between Dortmund and Hagen. It is fed and drained by the Ruhr river, and the “Freiherr von Stein” passenger ferry operates on the lake. With canoe and rowing boat rental and eateries for day-trippers, the lake is a popular destination for many people from the region. Located directly at the bridge over the Hengsteysee is a large car park with a café. This car park is also a popular meeting point for bikers.
This man-made lake is located just four kilometres from central Dortmund in the district of Hörde on the site of the former PHOENIX steel works. Construction of the lake began in 2005, and the hoardings disappeared in 2011 to reveal a lake with a length of 1.2 kilometres and covering an area of 24 ha – bigger than Hamburg’s Inner Alster Lake. The lake is ringed by separate cycling tracks and footpaths with a length of 3.4 kilometres. The area surrounding the lake has already developed into a unique location for residential properties, culture and local recreation: an attractive gastronomic scene has emerged in the urban harbour district, where spacious ground-floor restaurants mingle with small-scale retail units. The Phoenixsee has quickly developed into a new Dortmund landmark, inviting visitors not only for an evening jog but also to relax, linger and feast.
Dortmunder Golfclub e.V.
Founded in 1956, the Dortmunder Golfclub lies nestled among gently rolling hills at the northernmost edge of the Sauerland region, between the Reichsmark district and the Hohensyburg castle. Its 18 fairways are bordered by larches, oaks and mixed woodland. Raised greens, water hazards and the ancient tree population lend this course its special charm, especially in spring and autumn. In addition to hosting regular games for members, the course is also the venue for numerous tournaments, and the golf club is also home to a golf school. On the site you will also find the club’s own modern restaurant, which also welcomes visitors.
Dortmund Airport 21
Opened in 1960, the airport lies at the city boundary with Holzwickede and Unna, in the district of Wickede, just 10 kilometres from Dortmund’s city centre. It enjoys convenient road access via the A1, A40, A44 and B1, and the AirportExpress train service makes the journey from the airport to Dortmund Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) in approx. 22 min. In recent years, this former commercial airfield has developed into the fourth largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia. Low-cost airlines, regular tourist services and business travellers now make up the majority of flight operations. The site is also home to a squadron of NRW police aircraft and a German Air Rescue Service station. The airport’s operating company also provides guided tours – offering a look behind the scenes.