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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".

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.

Take the whole family on an outing to Dortmund – what a great idea! Even young tourists can find a load of activities that are sure to please. What about travelling back in time to the Ice Age? Perhaps a visit to Walter the orang-utan or Sandra, the giant anteater? The largest tepee in the world is also surely a great destination.

Everyone knows the BVB. And that’s a good thing! However, Dortmund has much more sports to offer than football. There are unlimited opportunities to participate in athletics here.

Culture enthusiasts will revel in Dortmund. Be awed by virtuoso concerts. Experience incredible intensity at the theatre. Discover the media art of the future. Dive into a world of coal, coke, and collegiality.

Business travellers will find everything they need in Dortmund for effective and successful work. Surrounded by one of the densest European motorway networks, with several airports, hourly ICE, IC, and EC trains, as well as excellent public transportation, Dortmund is at the centre of fast connections.

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Zoo Dortmund

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

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Image Campaign "Dortmund - full of surprises."

The city of Dortmund has for the occasion of News Year's Reception 2015 officially launched their new image campaign "Dortmund - full of surprises." more...

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Best of 2015 Tour - ROCK THE BALLET

Sexy and entertaining as a pop concert should be ballet, for a young audience: That was the idea of Rasta Thomas in 2008 when he founded his Bad Boys of Dance. Since then, they mix the scene - "Rock the Ballet" defined the classical dance in a new way. The idea is as simple as it is ingenious, to rock and pop songs move world-class dancers in front of exciting video projections.

Exclusive songs from the international charts, charismatic dancers, breathtaking choreography, great video projections and sexy costumes: "Rock the Ballet" is a type of showcase in which all turns about great songs and great dancing.

On Saturday the 4th of April will come "Rock the Ballet" to Dortmund.

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Rose Monday in Dortmund 16.02.2015

On February 16th attracted 22 colorful floats and 20 groups on foot through Dortmund.

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