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Welcome to Dortmund!

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…

Festival of Lights

Light and magic lamps in the Westfalenpark


When 60.000 small, colorful cups are placed too large images on the fields, and thousands of colorful lanterns are suspended from chains and in the trees, then "Festival of Lights" is at the Westfalenpark. more…

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Micro! Festival with world music and street theater, OUTSIDE&FREE!

This year from 15th to 17th August, the 21st Micro!Festival will present 15 ensembles from 11 countries, with particularly unusual and impressive selection of sounds and visual experiences.

In the middle of the city - traditionally on the last holiday weekend in NRW - arises an annual Mediterranean piazza. It attracts with cosmopolitan sounds, scents and flavors of distant countries and transforms the Friedensplatz into a stage for acrobats, jugglers and poetic storyteller. Micro!Festival2014

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Town Twinning

Dortmund's international partners

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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

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Juicy Beats 2014

Record attendance at Juicy Beats Festival!

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