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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".

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 "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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Handball-Bundesliga opens in Westfalenhalle


On August 23rd, Top-Handball comes to Dortmund. The 50th season of the German Handball League will begin with traditional firecrackers: The VfL Gummersbach welcomes the champions of THW Kiel. more…

Festival of Lights 2015

Advance booking is running for the Festival of Lights


The Festival of Lights is a festival of great dimensions, which attracts a lot of guests in the Westfalenpark. Therefore, the advance booking is recommended. With the ticket in hand the way to the park is free and waiting lines at the ticket offices are not an issue. more…

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Micro!Festival 2015 - International street theater and world music

In the middle of the City - traditionally on the last holiday weekend in NRW - presents the MICRO FESTIVAL annual International Stars of world music and the "nobility of street theater" with breathtaking acrobatics stunts, entertaining comedy acts and rousing live performances!. For three days, always for free - always outside!

15 ensembles from Europe, Japan and South Africa make the Friedenplatz to an international street theater. World music for three days from 7th to 9th of August, a paradise for explorers and cosmopolitan music lovers.

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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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Town Twinning

Dortmund's international partners

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