Dortmund is a hi-tech hub with a rich past, packed with captivating museums, tempting restaurants, and a lively nightlife. It's probably most famous for beer and football, and you can visit many quality breweries as well as the Westfalen Stadium – home to Borussia Dortmand, the city's Bundesliga team – and the German Football Museum.

For shopaholics, the main draw will be Westenhellweg, one of Germany's best shopping streets, while culture vultures will want to visit the art-filled Museum Ostwall, which resides with the iconic Dortmund U-Tower. Offering a natural oasis, Westfalen Park boasts sprawling lush lawns, a rosarium with 1000s of fragrant species, and the pointy Florian Tower, which features an observation platform.

What to see & do in Dortmund

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    For the best things to do in Dortmund, its football team, beer culture, and rich industrial heritage easily come up. Entirely rebuilt after WWII, Dortmund has become an innovative city oriented toward the future. Described as a ‘green metropolis’ and voted one of the most sustainable cities in Germany, it converted many of its bygone industrial sites into museums and...

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Where & what to eat in Dortmund

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Dortmund

    The great restaurants in Dortmund excellently reflect the fact that, as the largest city in the Ruhr Valley, it's a hotbed of German culture that's renowned for its honest and wholesome traditional cuisine. The Westphalian city has a thriving food scene, with award-winning chefs putting their own inspired twists on local dishes such as currywurst, rostbraten and pumpernickel. From luxurious 6-course...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Dortmund

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    Searching for the best places to go shopping in Dortmund? This beautiful city in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region is a shopper’s paradise. The main shopping street of Dortmund, Westenhellweg attracts about 10,000 people every hour. Shopaholics visiting Dortmund will be delighted to hear that areas like Ostenhellweg, Kleppingstraße, and Brückstraße are also home to many popular fashion boutiques, department stores, and...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Dortmund

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    The best things to do after dinner in Dortmund range from watching operas at iconic theatres to browsing historical art museums. In the city’s Kruezviertel district, you can let your hair down for a night out in a regional centre of fashion and nightlife. Or, you can order ales in historic brewhouses that give a nod to Dortmund’s brewing heritage. Whether...

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