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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...


1.000 start-ups

10.000 participants at start2grow


During the start2grow founding competition of the Economic Development Agency, 10.000 th participants have been counted. At the same time 1.000 successful start-ups and 5.500 jobs have emerged. more…

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The new BVB-Fan-World right at Signal Iduna Park opens its doors!

The 2,000-square-foot, black yellow paradise celebrates its premiere on Saturday August 9. All offers of the association are united for the fans, under one roof; starting from merchandising, ticketing and travel, membership and football school. But also the opportunity to follow the most exciting and most emotional BVB-moments on screens again.

While the mini-fans kick a few balls and practicing tricks of their idols, the elderly can relax on the sun terrace or work out on black and yellow topics in the café. The new BVB-Fan-World has something for every BVB fan and the ones who want to become one.

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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


Dortmund's Museums

Art, technology and science

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Micro!Festival 2014

The "Friedensplatz" belonged from 15.8. to 17.8.2014 to street artists and musicians from all over the world.

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