Dortmund is the city of energy, culture and football. It is located in the north of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate region and is home to one of Europe’s most famous football clubs Borussia Dortmund.

Popular Events Dortmund

Popular Events Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund Matches

Signal Iduna Park is home to one of Germany’s most popular football clubs, Borussia Dortmund. The club regularly plays in the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal (German Cup), as well as in the UEFA Champions League. Every Borussia Dortmund home game is a memorable one, especially when the club’s most passionate supporters fill the stadium with noise and cheer.

International Friendlies and Tournaments

Signal iduna park occasionally host international friendlies involving national teams from all over the world. These friendly matches offer fans the chance to witness the best international football talent on the field. Dortmund is also a host city to international football tournaments such as the fifa world cup and the uefa europe championship.

Cities near to Dertmund

  • Essen: 30 kilometers southwest of Dortmund
  • Bochum: 20 kilometers west of Dortmund,

Tourism in Dertmund

Dortmunder U: is a must-see for art aficionados. The former brewery has been turned into a cultural hub, with the Museum Ostwall displaying modern and contemporary art as well as exhibition halls, theaters and creative centres.

The Altstadt: also known as the “Old Town”, is home to St. Reinold’s Church and the “Altes Stadt” (“City Hall”). The city’s lively squares (Alter Markt, Friedensplatz) are ideal for watching the crowds.

Dortmund’s industrial heritage: can also be visited at Zollern colliery, a World Heritage site (Universiteit für Wirtschaft und Wirtschaft), which offers guided tours to learn about the history of the coal mining industry. Visitors can also visit the preserved buildings including the spectacular winding tower.

Tourists can explore the area’s industrial heritage on the Industrial Heritage Trail, which includes former mines and steelworks, as well as industrial parks that are now open to the public for leisure and cultural activities.

Westfalenpark: is Dortmund’s biggest park and full of lush greenery, picturesque walking trails, and recreational areas. The park hosts festivals and events all year round, including the famous Dortmund Christmas Market.

Rombergpark: is home to the botanical garden and tranquil ponds. It is the ideal place for nature lovers to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here, you can discover a wide variety of plants, take a stroll along winding trails, and admire the park's historical architecture.

Dortmund celebrates a wide range of events and festivals throughout the year. From music festivals and cultural events to beer and food festivals, the city has something for everyone. Some of the most popular festivals and events are the Juicy beats music festival, Dortmund Christmas Market and International Christmas Circus.

Dortmund Activities and Events

  • Signal Iduna Park: One of the best things about visiting Dortmund is visiting Signal Iduna Park. This stadium is the home of Borussia Dortmund. If you want to know about the club’s history, you can take a tour of the stadium.
  • Explore the old town (Altstadt): Explore the picturesque streets of Dortmund’s Old Town, where you’ll find some of the city’s most important historical sites, such as St Reinold’s. Stop by the busy squares, such as Alter Markt or Friedenplatz, for a quick bite to eat in one of the many outdoor cafes that line the streets.
  • Discover Cultural Gems: Visit museums and galleries to immerse yourself in the cultural life of Dortmund. Discover contemporary art at the historic Dortmunder u, a cultural center located in an old brewery tower. Don’t miss Museum Ostwall, a collection of 20th century and 21st century modern and contemporary art.
  • Enjoy the nightlife in Dortmund: As the sun goes down, the city’s nightlife comes alive. You’ll find a variety of bars, clubs and live music venues in the heart of Dortmund’s entertainment district, which is also known as the “Kulturmeile” or “Nightlife Quarter”. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of jazz, electronic music or just enjoy a night out in one of the town’s many pubs.
  • Rent a bike: Ride along the picturesque Emscher bike path in the heart of Dortmund. This bike path follows the banks of the river Emscher through picturesque countryside, historical sites, and picturesque villages.
  • Cultural performances: Live performances of theatre, dance and music can be found at venues such as the Theater Dortmund and the Conzierthaus Dortmund, so make sure to check their schedule for upcoming performances and get involved in the city’s cultural scene.

Dortmund Football

  • The Signal Iduna Park: is the most important of the football stadiums in Dortmund. It is one of the largest stadiums in Europe and seats over 81,000 people. It is home to one of the most successful football clubs in Germany, Borussia Dortmund. The stadium is known for its electrifying atmosphere, especially in the South Stand (the Yellow Wall) where the fans create an intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams. Signal Iduna Park has played host to many international matches, such as the FIFA World Cup in 2006, and remains a place of football excitement all year round.
  • Rote Erde: Founded in 1926, Rote Erde is home to Borussia Dortmund’s reserve and youth sides, as well as occasional first-team games. Although it’s not as big as Signal Iduna Park’s stadium, Stadion Erde continues to host games for various Dortmund teams.
  • Stadion: is a small-scale football stadium situated on the outskirts of the city of Dortmund. It is the home ground of TuS Elling- Lindenhorst. While it is not as famous as the more well-known Signal Iduna park, the Stadion offers a community-oriented space for local football games and events.