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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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Borussia Dortmund

BVB coach Jürgen Klopp will leave at the end of the season


Jürgen Klopp will leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Klopp is as BVB coach in office since July 2008. The coach said he hoped to have “another good reason to take the bus up to Borsigplatz come the end of the season. more…

Construction start

Westfalenpark receives free Wi-Fi


The Westfalenpark is honored as Germany's first public park, with free Wi-Fi. With 18 Locations DOKOM21 provides a comprehensive infrastructure. more…

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For 20 years is the MayDay the largest and most legendary indoor event and an integral component of the rave scene all over Europe.

Year after year put on the world's best and most influential DJs and bring the atmosphere literally to boil. On 30th of April, the Westfalenhalle opens its doors for the MayDay 2015.

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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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Dortmund's delegation visited Trabzon

Trabzon is located in the northeast of Turkey at the Black Sea and has approximately 315,000 inhabitants.

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