Amazing Dortmund. One City. Great Opprtunities.

For a long time Dortmund was known primarily for its coal, steel and beer. However, a profound structural change has taken place, and the city has transformed itself into a modern, cosmopolitan service center.

The new Dortmund is proud of its roots, but at the same time it is open to change and new possibilities. Dortmund is authentic and offers an outstanding quality of life: The city’s multifaceted cultural landscape features top-class music and theater and numerous museums. World-famous orchestras and soloists perform in the concert hall with its great acoustics. The Dortmunder U, a former brewery tower, is today a center for culture and creativity. The new German Football Museum attracts sports enthusiasts from all over Germany and beyond to the city. 

International stars of the music business attract hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world to the Westfalenhalle. With the Mayday and Syndicate festivals, the Arena has also become one of the most important techno strongholds in Germany. Every year, the Juicy Beats music festival turns the Westfalenpark into a huge festival ground for pop, rap, electro, indie, alternative, reggae and urban beats - most recently with over 50,000 visitors.

Dortmund has high recreational value with almost 140 square kilometers of green and open spaces, which comprise around half of the 280 square kilometer urban area. The Phoenix Lake, newly formed on the site of a former steel plant and larger than the Binnenalster in Hamburg, is a popular destination. 

As a major center for shopping, Dortmund offers a variety of shopping experiences for every taste and budget. The Thier Gallery in the city center, with around 150 shops under one roof, optimally complements the stores and shops in the surrounding streets. Vibrant public spaces with interesting architecture and lots of cafes and restaurants contribute to the attractiveness of the city. A lively student ambience with numerous bars and scene venues can be found in the Kreuz district, in the Union district and also in the Nordstadt.

In terms of party and nightlife, Dortmund has everything the heart desires, whether clubs, large discos, bars and pubs, or various in-places for a great evening with friends.

Basis for the text: Dortmund Überrascht. Dich.

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