Dortmund is primarily known for its soccer team, illustrious industrial history, and beer culture. It is dubbed as a “green city” and one of Germany’s most sustainable cities. Dortmund, located in North-Rhine Westphalia, is Germany’s 8th largest city. Its role as a catalyst for transformation in the region has changed over time from Free Imperial City to Hanseatic City, industrial hub to football capital.
Dortmund, with its strong industrial foundation, is now a city of SMEs and a reference for technology, digitalization, education, and services. It has evolved from a “city of coal, steel, and beer” to a high-tech hub where people from all over the world call home. Dortmund is now known for its vibrant multiculturalism, start-ups, and inventive businessmen.
Dortmund’s main shopping streets run the length of the city. The two-kilometer-long roads are among Germany’s oldest pedestrian zones. The original primary hub, Kampstraße, is now a commercial mall. The Brückstraße and its surrounding streets are home to a plethora of small boutiques selling unique clothing. The Thier-Galerie, a shopping mall with several stores and bistros under one roof, is located southwest of Dortmund city center on the former Thier brewery site.
Numerous refreshment stations for small and large breaks ensure a peaceful retail stroll in Dortmunds city center. Exquisite restaurants alternate with fast food joints, street cafés, and cozy bistros. More than 130 restaurants in Dortmund’s city Centre alone are committed to your physical well-being. There is something for every taste.
There are numerous reasons to visit this stunning city; the following is a list of attractions to visit while in Dortmund.
- German Football Museum
- Signal Iduna Park: Dortmund’s football stadium
- The Alter Markt and Altes Stadthaus
- St. Reinold’s Church
- The Zollern Colliery
- Port Authority Building and Museum