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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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DFB Cup final

Dortmund is looking forward to the final weekend


The tension before the German Cup final on May 30 rises. Preparations in Dortmund go the final spurt - from public viewing on Saturday to the car parade on Sunday. more…


International week with many highlights


For the 8th time invites the northern city from 13th to 21st June to the International Week. The Münster street party on June 13th is organised for the 17th time by the Integration Council of the City of Dortmund. more…

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…

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Industrial Culture - "Extraschicht" celebrates its 15th anniversary

With 19 cities, 45 venues and 500 events invites on 20th of June, the Night of Industrial Culture from 6 pm til 2 am to an cultural festival of the region. In Dortmund there are six venues on the schedule.

Five years after the Capital of Culture finds the slogan "Change through culture - culture through change" its continuation. 2,000 artists and 200 partners throughout the Ruhr region are making it possible.

For 15 years, "Extraschicht" stages the locations of industrial culture and allows guests access to new venues.

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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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