Visit Dortmund's top attractions in this 49 minutes itinerary. Dortmunder Freistuhl, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Steinwache and all other sights were never that easy to visit in this well planned 49 minutes Dortmund itinerary.
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The Steinwache is a memorial museum in Dortmund, Germany. The police station Steinwache was established in 1906. Since 1928 a prison next to the station was in use for detention of suspects. In 1933 the Gestapo took over the prison and imprisoned and tortured many opponents of the Nazi regime. It soon had a reputation as Die Hölle von Westdeutschland ("The hell of western Germany").Read more
The Vehmic courts, Vehmgericht, holy vehme, or simply Vehm, also spelt Feme, Vehmegericht, Fehmgericht, are names given to a "proto-vigilante" tribunal system of Westphalia in Germany active during the later Middle Ages, based on a fraternal organisation of lay judges called “free judges” (German: Freischöffen or French: francs-juges). The original seat of the courts was in Dortmund. Proceedings were sometimes secret, leading to the alternative titles of “secret courts” (German: heimliches Gericht), “silent courts” (German: Stillgericht), or “forbidden courts” (German: verbotene Gerichte). After the execution of a death sentence, the corpse could be hung on a tree to advertise the fact and deter others. The peak of activity of these courts was during the 14th to 15th centuries, with lesser activity attested for the 13th and 16th centuries, and scattered evidence establishing their continued existence during the 17th and 18th centuries.Read more
The German Football Museum (German: Deutsches Fußballmuseum) aka DFB-Museum is the national museum for German football in Dortmund, Germany. It was opened on 23 October 2015. == Genesis == After the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the DFB decided to fund from the profits of the World Cup, the establishment of a national German football museum. From 14 cities that had applied as a location for the football museum DFB board elected in May 2007, the cities of Cologne, Oberhausen, Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund and decided to order for a site in the most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia. In an extraordinary Bundestag of the DFB on 24 April 2009, the delegates chose the downtown area south near the Dortmund Hauptbahnhof, which had been used until the start of construction of the museum as a bus station.Read more
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