Unna is a town in North
Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the seat of
Unna is situated on the route of an ancient salt-trading route, the
road. Trade on this route and during
the period of the Hansa Trade Route brought an income in form as
far as London. It is located at the east end of the Ruhr
area, approx. 15 km east of Dortmund.
Division of the town
Unna consists of the following districts:
- Unna (city centre)
In the older part of town are many half-timbered buildings built
between the 16th and 19th centuries. Unna was an
agriculturally-based town until the 19th century, when it became
industrially-based. After the war the artisan district which had
survived allied bombing was largely torn down to make way for
modern development, however many of the buildings have been
restored. The Lindenbrauerei once produced Lindenbier, and has
started reproducing limited quantities for a few years now. The
brewery is also home to the town library and night school
(volkshochschule). It is also the centre for international light
art (Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst).
the largest Italian festival north of Italy every two
The old Linden brewery (in the meantime a cultural
center) is another attraction of the town.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Unna is twinned
File:Stadtkirche Unna Nachtbeleuchtung IMGP2569.jpg|City church
with evening lightingFile:Unna Marktplatz Eselsbrunnen
well on the town square (Josef
Baron)File:Unna Katharinenkirche in der Abendsonne.jpg|Church St.
CatherineFile:Unna Lindenbrauerei.jpg|Former Brewery