Dortmund, the largest city in Westphalia, lies on the eastern edge of the Ruhr in the fertile Hellweg area. The city has long been the center of Germany's coal and steel industries, a heritage that's celebrated in a variety of excellent museums and attractions. Visitors are drawn here by its numerous open spaces and parks—half of the city is made up of wooded areas, farmland, and parks, as well as numerous waterways.
Consequently, Dortmund is a pleasant city to explore on foot, with one of the highest densities of pedestrian-friendly city squares anywhere in Germany. Dortmund is also well known for its famous football team, Borussia Dortmund. Founded in 1909, it's one of the most successful clubs in Europe, with the continent's biggest stadium, the Westfalenstadion, and the largest regular attendance. A museum, the Borusseum, celebrates their successes.