The City of Dortmund is the centre of the Discovery Area Creative Ruhr, and is located at the eastern edge of the Metropolis Ruhr. As a modern city, Dortmund presents itself as a hive of creativity for young people. With its own airport, Dortmund makes a splendid destination for city breaks and weekend trips.

Creative people are currently settling all around the Dortmunder U, a former brewery building of the Unionsbrauerei. The RUHR.VISITORCENTER, right next to the U, gives visitors a quick overview of the tourist attractions in the Ruhr Area. And furthermore, the Ostwall Museum will also mean culture is moving into the U.

Dortmund is closely associated with football. A stadium tour of the Signal-Iduna-Park and a visit to the Borusseum right next to the stadium are therefore a must for any city tour of Dortmund. The opening of the German Football Association Museum in 2014 will be a further highlight for sporting tourists.

The art of brewing is also closely linked with football. Whether you take a guided tour of the Brewery Museum or through the original Hövels home brewery, the process of manufacturing not only produces a tasty refreshment, but can also be very informative.

The range of museums in particular has a great deal to offer those on excursions. Whether it's the Museum for Art and Cultural History, the Hoesch Museum, the Museum of Natural Science, the Westphalian Schools Museum and the German Cookery Book Museum, there is something for everyone.

Friends of industrial heritage in the Ruhr Area should visit the Zollern colliery, the Hansa coking plant and the German Industrial Safety Exhibition. The urban development projects Phoenix West and Phoenix Lake are symbols of the economic restructuring in the Ruhr Area.

The Westfalenhallen in Dortmund are amongst the largest venues in the Ruhr Area and make the city an important convention location.

Further information

Max-von-der-Grün-Platz 5-6
44137 Dortmund
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Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse 2
44137 Dortmund
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