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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...



New season - new jerseys


On August 23rd Borussia Dortmund starts with four real world champions in the new season 2014/2015. From now there are new BVB jerseys online and in the BVB fanshops available. more…

Syndicate Music Festival

Festival for "Hardstyle" in Dortmund


The biggest festival for the harder styles of electronic music comes on the 4th of October in the Westfalenhalle. On four floors, the 20.000 expected visitors can celebrate the sounds of hardcore, hardstyle and hardtechno. more…

Opera House

The new ballett the “Magic Mountain”


On 8th November, the new ballett the "Magic Mountain" starts in Dortmund. After "Hamlet", "The Dream of the Red Chamber" and "Stories from the Vienna woods", Dortmund ballet director Xin Peng Wang turns himself to another work of world literature, artistic monoment and historical document. more…

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Juicy Beats Festival on 26th of July

The preparations for this years's Juicy Beats Festival on 26th of July are in full swing. The band line-up is complete, more than 40 successful international live acts are invited.

For the 19th time, the organizers transform the Dortmund Westfalenpark into a party oasis. Juicy Beats is the right festival for lovers of electronic dance music. More information and facts can you find online, watch the trailer and then quickly safe a ticket for Juicy Beats 2014.

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Dortmund's Museums

Art, technology and science

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

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Germany is World Champion

German national team wins the final of the World Cup 2014.

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