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Rhodos (Hier Lindos) ist eines der Reiseziele welche sich gut vom Dortmunder Airport aus erreichen lassen, Bild: Balate Dorin / shutterstock

Explore the world from Dortmund

If you are looking for the right departure airport for your next vacation, you will also come across Dortmund Airport more and more often in flight comparisons. The third-largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia offers flights from easyJet, Eurowings, Ryanair, SunExpress and Wizz Air, among others. On its website , Dortmund Airport presents a travel guide with its destinations. We have picked out some highlights for you.

Porto – Portugal’s secret capital

Porto, Duero
The Douro River flows through Porto, Image: Sean Pavone / shutterstock

Historic Porto unfolds in the north of Portugal. The port city is not only the second largest settlement in Portugal after Lisbon , but also the economic and cultural center of northern Portugal. Like Lisbon, the city is rich in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is also known as the Baroque city throughout the country due to its impressive historical architecture. Here you can discover numerous sacred buildings with unique architectural styles.

The city owes its name to its location on the water: Porto – port in Portuguese – is located on the right bank of the Douro, just a few kilometres from the mouth of the river.

Rhodes

Rhodes is perfect for a holiday with the whole family. The numerous hotels offer entertainment for young and old. In addition, numerous sights are waiting to be explored by you. In the footsteps of the historical wonder of the world “Colossus of Rhodes” you walk in Rhodes Town. There is a special peace and quiet in Petaloudes – the Valley of the Butterflies. On the entertaining hike through the valley, you will meet numerous butterflies in a wonderful environment in the summer months. Another special destination on a Rhodes holiday is the white city of Lindos. The Acropolis found here is the postcard motif par excellence on Rhodes.

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And the most beautiful: Due to the rather small size, all destinations can be reached quickly, regardless of the place of accommodation.

Vienna

Austria, Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera, Image: Guniva / shutterstock

If you want to spend your city holiday in Austria’s most populous city, you should bring one thing above all: time. One sight follows the other. The absolute highlight is certainly St. Stephen’s Cathedral on Vienna’s Stephansplatz. The main tower of the building, the South Tower, is 136.44 meters high. Numerous visitors then flock to the Hofburg. This was the residence of the Habsburgs in Vienna from the 13th century until 1918. Since 1945, it has been the official residence of the Austrian Federal President. Here you will find most of the Austrian National Library, the Albertina Museum, the Hofburg Church, the Augustinian Church and the Federal Monuments Office. A highlight is the Sisi Museum, which depicts the true personality of the famous queen, as well as the royal apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth. Zoo lovers will get their money’s worth at Schönrunn Zoo. The zoo, which opened in 1852, is now home to over 8,500 animals.

Our tip: Take a look at the city from the Ferris wheel at Vienna’s Prater.

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, Barlovento
The beach Barlovento on Fuerteventura, Image: Tono Balaguer / shutterstock

The Canary Island is a popular destination all year round. Especially in the winter months, of course, when your heart only warms up in front of the fireplace at home.

Due to the constant winds, Fuerteventura is particularly popular with surfers and surfers. But of course, the island is also a perfect destination for the family due to its beautiful beaches and family-friendly hotels. If you also like to go shopping on holiday, the capital Puerto del Rosario with 40,000 inhabitants is recommended. This is where the life of the island pulsates. The city has some churches worth seeing, such as the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario or the Iglesia Santo Domingo de Guzmán. At Ecomuseo La Alcogida, just a few kilometers from Puerto del Rosario, you can discover the traditional village life in Fuerteventura. The museum consists of a total of seven courtyards, which were built in traditional island architecture with natural stone from the surrounding area. In the courtyard, agricultural equipment, handicrafts and everyday necessities are exhibited.

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At night, bars and clubs in downtown Puerto del Rosario open their doors and attract partygoers. Those who prefer it quiet can enjoy the picturesque beaches of the city, such as Playa Chica, which is located right next to the harbor.

Antalya

Hadrian's Gate in Antalya
Hadrian’s Gate in Antalya, Image: IgorKR / shutterstock

Even the Romans had a soft spot for the area around Antalya. Many sights that are still preserved today date from this time.

Antalya is still a fairly young city, but it has grown significantly in recent decades. This is also due to the fact that the city not only has a rich history and numerous sights, but also offers a particularly well-developed infrastructure for travelers and tourists. The nearby beaches and climate offer holidaymakers optimal temperatures from April to October.

An absolute highlight is Hadrian’s Gate. The gate was an important part of Antalya’s city wall and was built as early as the second century AD.