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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".

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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official visit

Trabzon is now officially Dortmund's twin city


With a delegation Mayor Sierau is currently on official visit to Dortmund's Turkish partner Trabzon. The highlight of the program was the ceremonial signing of the partnership document. more…

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INTERMODELLBAU - the world's largest trade fair for model sport

On the INTERMODELLBAU, the world's largest trade fair for model making and model sport, on around 48,000 square meters of exhibition area are shown 450 exhibiting companies more than 20,000 individual models. This year the trade fair is placed from 15th to 19th of April 2015, now being held for the 37th time. Moreover, it is and remains a fixed constant in the exhibition calendar to many passionate model builder. These range from airplanes and helicopters over steam engines and railways, to boats and construction vehicles.

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Dortmund's Museums

Art, technology and science

Preview: Webcam "Friedensplatz"


Take a look at Dortmund's City Centre

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Town Twinning

Dortmund's international partners

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Concert Hall

Venue of international reputation

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Creativa 2015

Europe's largest trade fair for creative design

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