Welcome to Dortmund
Built on blood, sweat and beers, Dortmund today is one of Germany’s 21st century cities. Located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of the country, modern Dortmund is vibrant and dynamic, well-known for its excellent shopping, its beer and football. But there’s another, altogether softer, side to this former industrial powerhouse. Dortmund has great theatres and cultural centres, a range of fascinating museums and, with half the city given over to parks and gardens, enough green spaces to sooth the senses.
|Currency||Euro, € 1 = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Shops generally hold open between 9 am and 6 pm (8 pm). Pharmacies tend to open earlier, at 8 am.
Banks and post offices have more traditional hours: most open at 8.30 am, close for lunch at 1 pm, reopening at 2.30 pm until 4 pm.
The liberalising of opening hours in Germany means that some shops will stay open much later in Dortmund and surrounding areas.
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (German)
Westfälische Rundschau (German)
|Emergency numbers||Police 110
Fire brigade 112
|Tourist information||Dortmund Tourismus, Königswall 18a, 44137 Dortmund
Open daily, 9 am-10 pm
+49 231 189 99