Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Dortmund

Zollern Colliery

The Zollern II/IV Coal Mine was considered a 'model mine' when operation began in 1902. It boasted state-of-the-art technology and fantastic architecture, including an art nouveau machine hall and a castlelike admin…
Top Choice Museum in Dortmund

DFB-Museum

Classic scenes of German football triumphs play across the facade of this vast shrine to the nation's passion. Right outside the Hauptbahnhof, the museum has 6900 sq m of exhibits dedicated to the nation's football …
Museum in Dortmund

Museum Am Ostwall

The top three floors of Dortmunder U are home to an art-world star thanks to the Ostwall's far-reaching collection of all major 20th- and 21st-century genres – expressionism to art informel, fluxus to op-art to conc…
Memorial in Dortmund

Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Steinwache

This municipal memorial uses the original rooms and cells of a Nazi prison as a backdrop for a grim exhibit about Dortmund during the Third Reich. Over 66,000 people were imprisoned here, many tortured and killed. I…
Gallery in Dortmund

Dortmunder U

You can see it from afar – the golden ‘U’ atop the tower of the defunct Union Brauerei. Once one of Dortmund’s largest and most famous breweries, the protected landmark has been reborn as a cultural centre and home …
Church in Dortmund

Reinoldikirche

Dating to 1280, this church is named after the city’s patron saint. As the story goes, after the Reinold was martyred in Cologne, the carriage containing his coffin rolled all the way to Dortmund, stopping on the si…
Church in Dortmund

Marienkirche

Marienkirche is the oldest of Dortmund’s churches, and its Romanesque origins are still visible in the round-arched nave. The star exhibit here is the Marienaltar (1420), with a delicate triptych by local son Conrad…
Church in Dortmund

Petrikirche

The 14th-century Petrikirche's show-stopper is the massive Antwerp altar (1520), featuring 633 individually carved and gilded figurines in scenes depicting the Easter story. Note that the altar is closed in summer, …