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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 "Amazing Dortmund - One City Great Opportunities"

The city of Dortmund has for the occasion of News Year's Reception 2015 officially launched their new image campaign "Amazing Dortmund - One City Great Opportunities" more...

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The Westfalenhallen start in the autumn season

The Westfalenhallen Dortmund start with a high-profile program in the autumn / winter season 2015. Furthermore from now until the end of the year many concerts, fairs and events will take place.

Whether consumer and trade fairs, rousing events, World Championships or congresses and conferences - the Westfalenhallen Dortmund are always the best location.

30 years after they began, to inspire generations with their irresistible Soul, Simply Red are back. Redhead Mick Hucknall felt again a great pleasure to celebrate this anniversary with a Live World Tour. In his words, it is "exactly the right moment for the return of Simply Red!" On 6th November 2015 Simple Red will perform in Dortmund.

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Micro! Festival 2015

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