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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.

Leisure & Culture

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Zoo Dortmund

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

Campaign Launch

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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Music Festival

PollerWiesen Festival celebrates in Wischlingen


On Pentecost Sunday 24th of May revolves in the area of Wischlingen everything around electronic music. On a total of four stages, the PollerWiesen Festival brings international DJs to Dortmund - especially techno father Sven Väth. more…

Borussia Dortmund

BVB coach Jürgen Klopp will leave at the end of the season


Jürgen Klopp will leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Klopp is as BVB coach in office since July 2008. The coach said he hoped to have “another good reason to take the bus up to Borsigplatz come the end of the season. more…

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For the second time the WAY BACK WHEN Festival

From 22.05 - 24.05.2015 the second WAY BACK WHEN Festival takes place in Dortmund. "Way back when" brings at the end of May in one shot 40 newcomers to Dortmund. For three days and in three clubs will take place the festival, for example at domicil and FZW.

The focus is on international newcomers from Indie, Alternative, electric or singer songwriter. The "Way back when" is a small, fine festival with a lot of new newcomers. More information can you check on the Homepage

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Dortmund's Museums

Art, technology and science

Preview: Webcam "Friedensplatz"


Take a look at Dortmund's City Centre

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo

Town Twinning

Dortmund's international partners

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Concert Hall

Venue of international reputation

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Dortmund's delegation visited Trabzon

Trabzon is located in the northeast of Turkey at the Black Sea and has approximately 315,000 inhabitants.

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