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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".
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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.

Leisure & Culture

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Zoo Dortmund

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

Hoesch Museum

160 years of steel industry more...



Again more overnight stays in Dortmund


The positive trend in hotel accommodation in Dortmund is not stopping. Exactly 339,853 people and 533,157 overnight stays counted the statisticians in the first six months of the year. more…


Dragon Boat Festival at the Phoenix-See


For the third time, from August 22nd to August 24th is going to take place the Dragon Boat Show at the Phoenix-See in Hörde. Then it is time to be back on the water, in the middle of Dortmund. more…

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The new BVB-Fan-World right at Signal Iduna Park opens its doors!

The 2,000-square-foot, black yellow paradise celebrates its premiere on Saturday August 9. All offers of the association are united for the fans, under one roof; starting from merchandising, ticketing and travel, membership and football school. But also the opportunity to follow the most exciting and most emotional BVB-moments on screens again.

While the mini-fans kick a few balls and practicing tricks of their idols, the elderly can relax on the sun terrace or work out on black and yellow topics in the café. The new BVB-Fan-World has something for every BVB fan and the ones who want to become one.

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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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Take a look at Dortmund's City Centre

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Record attendance at Juicy Beats Festival!

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