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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.

Leisure & Culture

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...

Social Media


The DFB-Cup finale

Dortmund Agency sells finale T-Shirts


Shortly before the DFB Cup finale Borussia Dortmund against VfL Wolfsburg, you can buy from 20th to 29th of May finale T-Shirts at the Dortmund agency. The T-Shirts are limited to 5,000 pieces. more…

World Religion

Night of cultures and religions


On Pentecost May 24, musicians, artists and believers come from several world religions for the tenth time to a great night of cultures and encounter in the Culture Church Paulus together. more…

Cake and Bake

An exhibition not only for cake lovers


Baking is very trendy. Visitors can satisfy themself for the first time from 30th and 31st May at Westfalenhallen Dortmund on the exhibition "Cake and Bake". more…

Culture program

Theater Dortmund - New saison starts with many highlights


The Theater Dortmund expects in the next season an income of around 41 million Euros. In the new season stands a lot of special hightlights on the program, for example opera, ballet, concerts and drama. more…

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Cinema show at the new Football Museum

Seven world champions are the main actors of the central cinema show of the German Football Museum entitled: "We are all world champions!".

Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Mario Götze, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Christoph Kramer are thinking back what happened at the World Cup success of 2014 in the twelve-minute production.

The Cinema show with a completely new type of holographic projection technology, in which the national team appear to be exempted, three-dimensional spatial images, will be a highlight of the permanent exhibition. In the film, the players remember in short scenic episodes about the key moments of the World Cup in Brazil and the previous title successes.

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Concert Hall

Venue of international reputation


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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