Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Dortmund

Deutsches Fussball Museum

This vast shrine to the nation's passion and obsession is a place of pilgrimage not only for German football fans. Inside a futuristic building next to the Hauptbahnhof is an emotional multimedia and sometimes inter…
Top Choice Museum in Dortmund

Museum am Ostwall

The fourth and fifth floors of the Dortmunder U creative complex are home to the Museum am Ostwall, an art-world star thanks its far-reaching collection of all major 20th- and 21st-century genres, from expressionism…
Cultural Centre in Dortmund

Dortmunder U

You can see it from afar – the golden ‘U’ atop the tower once used for beer storage by the now defunct Union Brauerei. Once one of Dortmund’s largest and most famous breweries, the protected landmark has been reborn…
Church in Dortmund

Reinoldikirche

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

Zeche Zollern

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 castle-like admi…
Museum in Dortmund

Brauerei-Museum Dortmund

Dortmund is not only famous for its football team but also has a long tradition of beer-making. This museums in the machine and production halls of the former Hansa Brewery pay tribute to this legacy and trace the h…
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…