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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

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Zoo Dortmund

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

Hoesch Museum

160 years of steel industry more...



Westfalenhalle presents fair "Dortmund Herbst"


"Dortmund Herbst" in the Westfalenhalle from 1st to 5th of October 2014 - that means five days, nine different shows under one roof: From "Furniture & Interior Decoration" about "Kitchen & Pleasure" to "Home Energy". more…

Buy roses fair

Donation campaign at FAIR TRADE & FRIENDS


1,500 donated fair trade certified roses are sold at Germany's largest trade fair for fair trade from 5th to 7th September, for the benefit of three relief projects in Dortmund. more…

1.000 start-ups

10.000 participants at start2grow


During the start2grow founding competition of the Economic Development Agency, 10.000 th participants have been counted. At the same time 1.000 successful start-ups and 5.500 jobs have emerged. more…

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Shinji Kagawa returns to Borussia Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa has completed his return to Borussia Dortmund! The Japanese international, who already wore from 2010 to 2012 the BVB jersey, signed late on Sunday afternoon, a four-year contract until 30 June 2018.

After his previous club Manchest United gave permission for the transfer the night before, nothing more was standing in the way for a change. Kagawa will appear just in time on the transfer list of the German Football League's transfer deadline, before Monday. Moreover he will be already eligible to play in the next league match on 13 September in the Signal Iduna Park against Sport Club Freiburg.

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Town Twinning

Dortmund's international partners

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Concert Hall

Venue of international reputation


Dortmund's Museums

Art, technology and science

Preview: Webcam "Friedensplatz"


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Micro!Festival 2014

The "Friedensplatz" belonged from 15.8. to 17.8.2014 to street artists and musicians from all over the world.

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