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In the north of Dortmund

The way to the north of the city forces the visitor to move under, not very inviting bridges, to the “other world”. As a child, my parents warned me, not to go to Nordstadt. How very wrong they were! The problems of the north city are of a political / social nature – not the people themselves !! What looks “trashy” triggers the question: Why does it look so different “up there” – than in the south? Is it because of the “better” people? The house in the last photo had been empty for decades – a speculative object of people up there – but this time from southern Germany – they had been promised lucrative investment properties! None of them lived here! There is an identical property on the other side of the street – it belongs to a housing association – looks very neat – people like to live in it. The house in the photo has meanwhile been torn down! Der Weg in den Nordteil der Stadt zwingt die/den Besucher/in dazu, sich …