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    Walking time 

    Dorsten has 1,642 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 51 days. And, when you need to get home there are 210 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Dorsten.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Dorsten has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Dorsten has more than 54,171 street lamps, which use 2.7 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.5 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.3% of Dorsten’s total area, 171 square kilometers. That means each of Dorsten’s 76,383 residents has an average of 6.2 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Dorsten want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 103 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 113 sights and monuments, and far more than 377 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Dorsten. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Dorsten offers more than 10 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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