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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 "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...



Exhibition for creative people in the Westfalenhallen


On the CREATIVA exhibition show from March 18th to 22nd around 700 exhibitors from home and abroad a total of six exhibition halls, with products, materials, techniques and trends of the creative industry. more…

Ladies Flight

Taking Off on International Women's Day at DASA


International Women's Day on March 8th, the DASA working world exhibition brings the female gender in airy highs. For "Ladies Flight" opens the Airbus A-320 flight simulator its doors - for women only. more…

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"Soy de Cuba" - an unforgettable journey into the heart of Cuba

The diverse rhythms and fiery dances of Cuba, emotional vocal performances and a moving love story in front of the scenery of brilliant shots of Havanna: This irresistible mixture is "Soy de Cuba", a brand new and unique Cuban dance musical. For the first time in Germany the audience is taken on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Cuba.

Exciting dancers, live band and the singing star Jenny Sotolongo. A sensual explosive cocktail for eye and heart. On Wednesday the 25th of March will come Soy de Cuba to Dortmund.

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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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Concert Hall

Venue of international reputation


Dortmund's Museums

Art, technology and science

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Picture Collection: Rose Monday in Dortmund 16.02.2015 Icon: Picture Collection

Rose Monday in Dortmund 16.02.2015

On February 16th attracted 22 colorful floats and 20 groups on foot through Dortmund.

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