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Looking for information about business location Dortmund? Planning to spend a few days in Dortmund and not quite sure what to do and what to see? Well, you've landed at the right site: The official Dortmund city information system.


Magnifier: Click to enlarge The "Alter Markt" in Dortmund is the historical center of the city. It is located in the south of the shopping street "Westenhellweg".
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Like almost no other German city, Dortmund has seen enormous change in recent years. The former "steel city" developed into a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis, acquiring renown all across Europe as an innovative location for technological development.

But the biggest city in the Ruhr Valley also scores with a wide range of possibilities in the cultural and sporting sector, with extensive greens and a high quality of life.

Leisure & Culture

Picture: Karl-Rainer Ledvina

Zoo Dortmund

About 1,500 animals in 230 species live in the Dortmund Zoo. more...

Hoesch Museum

160 years of steel industry more...


Music Festival

"Juicy Beats" in Westfalenpark


The band line-up for the Juicy Beats Festival on 26th of July at the Westfalen Park is complete. The organisers of the festival for electronic and independent music in NRW, invited around 40 successful international live acts. more…

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Stone with full equipment

The sculpture "Stone with full equipment" is a project for public space in the Dortmund city center.

It is a unique experiment in the center of a metropolitan area, to use wind and solar power to generate energy and to make over 230-volt safety plug sockets, free Wi-Fi and lockers with charging options. The electrical appliances is free to use for citizens and passers in Dortmund.

Picture: Peyman Azhari

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo

Town Twinning

Dortmund's international partners

Picture: Gerd P. Müller

Concert Hall

Venue of international reputation


Dortmund's Museums

Art, technology and science

Preview: Webcam "Friedensplatz"


Take a look at Dortmund's City Centre

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Spring 2014 in the City

Dortmund is flowering

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