A B O U T   D O R T M U N D 

Dortmund has a population of 601,402 (2017), the third largest city of Germany’s most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after Cologne and Düsseldorf, and Germany’s eighth largest city. It is the largest city (by area and population) of the Ruhr, Germany’s largest urban area with some 5.1 million (2011) inhabitants, as well as the largest city of Westphalia. On the Emscher and Ruhr rivers (tributaries of the Rhine), it lies in the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region and is considered the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of the eastern Ruhr.

Dortmund is home to many cultural and educational institutions, including the Technical University of Dortmund and Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, International School of Management and other educational, cultural and administrative facilities with over 49,000 students, many museums, such as Museum Ostwall, Museum of Art and Cultural History, German Football Museum, as well as theatres and music venues like the Konzerthaus or the Opera House of Dortmund. The city is known as Westphalia’s “green metropolis”.

Nearly half the municipal territory consists of waterways, woodland, agriculture and green spaces with spacious parks such as Westfalenpark and Rombergpark. This stands in a stark contrast with nearly a hundred years of extensive coal mining and steel milling in the past. Finally, Dortmund is home of Borussia Dortmund, a successful club in German football.



Top 10 Attractions 

  • The Alter Markt and Altes Stadthaus

  • St. Reinold’s Church

  •  The Zollern Colliery

  • Westfalenpark

  • Hohensyburg

  • Dortmund U and the Depot

  • Transport Museum and Mooskamp Station

  •  Haus Dellwig

  • Wasserschloss Haus Rodenberg

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