European Bamboo Expo 2024
About the city of Dortmund

About the city of Dortmund

Dortmund, Germany, is gearing up to host the European Bamboo Expo 2024, a three-day event showcasing the latest innovations and developments in the bamboo industry. From May 16th to 18th, 2024, the city’s Dietrich-Keuning-Haus will transform into a hub for bamboo enthusiasts, experts, and businesses, all gathered to explore the sustainable and versatile potential of this remarkable material.

Bildnachweis: Stefanie Kleemann, Dortmund-Agentur, Stadt Dortmund

Bamboo has long been recognized for its exceptional strength, flexibility, and sustainability, making it a promising alternative to traditional materials in various industries. The European Bamboo Expo 2024 aims to highlight this potential, bringing together industry leaders, researchers, and innovators to showcase the latest advancements in bamboo-based products and applications.

See the review of the European Bamboo Expo 2023

As part of the European Bamboo Expo 2024, VIP ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to visit the Rombergpark Botanical Garden, as part of the networking day on 16 May 2024, home to a unique bamboo garden. This tranquil oasis within the city offers a glimpse into the diverse world of bamboo, with over 10 different species from around the globe. The Rombergpark Botanical Garden is a must-visit for anyone interested in bamboo. Its bamboo collection, though not the largest in Germany, showcases the incredible diversity and versatility of this plant. Visitors can stroll through the garden, admiring the towering bamboo culms and learning about the various uses of bamboo throughout history.

Bildnachweis: Iraklis Kalamenios

For those seeking cultural experiences, Dortmund offers a variety of museums, theaters, and concert halls. The Museum of Art and Cultural History houses an impressive collection of art and artifacts, while the Konzerthaus Dortmund hosts a variety of musical performances. Dortmund is also surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including the Westfalenpark, a sprawling urban park with gardens, lakes, and a children’s zoo. The Ruhr Valley, once a center of heavy industry, has been transformed into a green recreational area with hiking and cycling trails.

Bildnachweis: Anja Kador, Dortmund-Agentur

  • Dortmunder U. This former brewery is now a cultural center that houses a variety of art galleries, theaters, and restaurants. The Dortmunder U is a great place to spend an evening or a rainy day.
  • Dortmund’s Old Town. No visit to Dortmund is complete without a stroll through the city’s historic Old Town. This charming district is home to a variety of medieval buildings, including the Reinoldikirche, a Romanesque church with a soaring tower. The Old Town is also a great place to find traditional German restaurants and shops.
  • Westfalenpark. This sprawling urban park is a must-visit for anyone looking for a relaxing day out. The park is home to numerous gardens, lakes, a children’s zoo, and even a miniature railway.
  • Signal Iduna Park. Home to Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s most successful football clubs, Signal Iduna Park is a must-visit for any football fan. The stadium is known for its incredible atmosphere, especially on match days.
  • Deutsches Fußballmuseum. This museum is dedicated to the history of German football and is a must-visit for any fan of the sport. The museum houses a vast collection of exhibits, including memorabilia from some of Germany’s most famous players and teams.
  • LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern. This former coal mine is now a museum that tells the story of the Ruhr Valley’s industrial past. Visitors can explore the mine’s underground workings and learn about the harsh conditions that miners faced.

Visit Dortmund: https://www.thecrazytourist.com/25-best-things-dortmund-germany/ – This is the official website for tourism in Dortmund. It has information on everything from sightseeing and attractions to events and accommodations.

Bildnachweis: Soeren Spoo, Dortmund-Agentur, Stadt Dortmund

Dortmund is a welcoming and friendly city with a rich history and culture. Visitors will find a warm and hospitable atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities to experience the city’s unique character. Whether you’re attending the European Bamboo Expo 2024 or simply exploring the city’s many attractions, Dortmund is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Bildnachweis: Stefanie Kleemann, Dortmund-Agentur, Stadt Dortmund

Dortmund Event Calendar: https://www.dortmund.de/dortmund-erleben/veranstaltungskalender/ – This website has a comprehensive list of events happening in Dortmund, from concerts and festivals to sports and theater performances.

See and Be Amazed: https://www.dortmund.de/dortmund-erleben/tourismus-visit.dortmund/sehen-und-staunen/index-2.html – This section of the Dortmund tourism website highlights some of the city’s most popular attractions, including museums, churches, and parks.

Many roads lead to Dortmund. Because the city is in the center of fast connections. It is surrounded by one of the densest European motorway networks. Thanks to its own airport, Dortmund Airport (DTM), major economic centers are only one to two hours away by plane. With around 200 long-distance trains, almost 500 local trains and over 300 S-Bahn trains, Dortmund can be reached quickly from all directions and from all regions at home and abroad. This makes Dortmund Central Station one of the most important rail hubs in Germany. Right next door is the bus station, where long-distance buses from all over Europe arrive. Use public transport to get around the city easily. E-scooters and rental bikes are also widely available and offer an environmentally friendly way to explore the city. And for those who like to travel on foot, the city center can be reached quickly from the main train station. https://www.dortmund.de/dortmund-erleben/tourismus-visit.dortmund/anreisen-und-%C3%BCbernachten/anreise/

Hotels. Please refer to this LINK to find a wide range of hotels that are conveniently located near the European Bamboo Expo.

Bildnachweis: Anneke Wardenbach, Stadt Dortmund

Bildnachweis: Anneke Wardenbach, Stadt Dortmund

Bildnachweis: Anneke Wardenbach, Stadt Dortmund (Opera House)