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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.

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Zoo Dortmund

About 1,500 animals in 230 species live in the Dortmund Zoo. more...

Campaign Launch

Image Campaign "Amazing Dortmund - One City Great Opportunities"

The city of Dortmund has for the occasion of News Year's Reception 2015 officially launched their new image campaign "Amazing Dortmund - One City Great Opportunities" more...

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Spectacular anniversary highlights at the Dog & Horse


Pets are at the show, "Dog & Horse" in Dortmund the stars. In the Westfalenhallen can be seen from October 16th to 18th more than 10,000 dogs and horses - from the Mini-Shetty over Arabs to powerful draft horses. more…


German Football Museum will open soon


On October 25th, the German Football Museum will open its doors to the public with a big forecourt party. The museum will bring the sport's emotionally charged history to life and will celebrate the joy of football. more…

Student Life

The new APP of the Fachhochschule Dortmund


From now students have access to services from Fachhochschule Dortmund while on the go. The new free app FH Dortmund provides access to the service facilities of the university, receive news and allows direct access to the learning platform ILIAS. more…

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BVB Kids Club Day 2015 at the Zoo Dortmund

Together with REWE Dortmund invites BVB Kids Club on Saturday, 10th of October between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, the young fans and their families back into the Dortmund zoo at the Mergelteichstraße. Of course, besides the many zoo residents also mascot EMMA will be on hand and holds many black and yellow surprises. In addtion to the BVB mascot also one or two BVB professional player will stop by and fulfill the wishes of small BVB fans at the children's autograph session. More information can you find online

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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

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