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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.

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.

Leisure & Culture

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Zoo Dortmund

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

Urban Management

City-Concept-2030 throws a look at the future

How will the future of Dortmund's city in the areas of retail, restaurants, offices, culture, leisure and housing look like? more...


Next Level Conference

Games almost without limits in the Dortmunder U


Art and culture in digital games is also 2014 the focus of the "Next Level Conference", which takes place on December 4th and 5th for the second time in the Dortmund U. more…

Christmas market 2014

116. Dortmund Christmas market opens its doors


It's finally time: the Dortmund Christmas market opens its doors and invites with more than 300 booths around the largest Christmas tree for a relaxing stroll. more…

Music Festival

"Klangvokal Festival" presents first highlights


In the next year the "Klangvokal Music Festival Dortmund" will once again present the diversity of singing from 29th of May to 28th of June 2015. From now, there are cards available for early booking price. more…

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Ryanair Schedules Dortmund Matchday Specials

Ryanair, Europe’s low fares airline, announced matchday specials from London Stansted to Dortmund to accommodate the hundreds of UK-based German football fans who travel to watch Borussia Dortmund’s home games in the Bundesliga. Over 1,000 fans travel from the UK to watch Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park every fortnight and Ryanair has rescheduled its popular daily service on Saturdays to accommodate these fans.

From 29 November, Ryanair’s Stansted-Dortmund flight will depart at 07.30hrs on Saturday and return at 15.45hrs on Sunday, ensuring football supporters can continue to travel to watch Europe’s best value league.

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Preview: Webcam "Friedensplatz"


Take a look at Dortmund's City Centre

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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

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NOAH'S ARK - About animals and humans in art

Exhibition at museum "Ostwall" in the Dortmund U

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