Dortmund is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is in the middle part of the state and is considered to be the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of the eastern Ruhr area. Its population of 581,612 (2015) makes it the 8th largest city in Germany. Moreover, Dortmund is the largest city by area and population in the Ruhr Area, an urban area with some 5.1 million (2011) inhabitants which is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany.
Dortmund is home to many cultural and educational institutions, including the Technical University of Dortmund and Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, International School of Management and other educational, cultural and administrative facilities with over 49,000 students, many museums, such as Museum Ostwall, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, German Football Museum, as well as theatres and music venues like the Konzerthaus or the opera house of Dortmund. The city is known as Westphalia's "green metropolis". Nearly half the municipal territory consists of waterways, woodland, agriculture and green spaces with spacious parks such as Westfalenpark and Rombergpark. This stands in a stark contrast with nearly a hundred years of extensive coal mining and steel milling within the city limits.
The top sights:
- German football museum: It illustrates the diverse sporting, political, cultural, social and economic aspects of football.
- Zeche Zollern: Industrial monument and museum abot the history of mining, the people who worked here, the dangers underground and much more.
- Bergmann Brauerei: Renewing the culture of beer when Dortmund was Europe's no. 1 beer city and the 2nd largest in the world in the 1970s.
- Dortmund Zoo: The zoo hold approx.1,500 animals in 230 different species.
December 19th, 1909
Championships: 1956, 1957, 1963, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2011, 2012
German Cup winner: 1965, 1989, 2012, 2017
German Supercup: 1990, 1996, 1997, 2014, 2015, 2020
European Cup: 1997
European Cup Winners' Cup: 1966
International Cup: 1998
SIGNAL IDUNA Park
81,360 (all covered)
53,023 seats incl. Business seats
80,841 (99,3%) season 2018/19
Beer: Brinkhoff's No. 1 3.90€/0.5l
There are 7 different categories for seats and one for standing. Prices range from 17.10€ to 79.90€
Tickets: Go to ticket center
Use the Autobahn A40 eastbound towards Dortmund or use the federal highways B1 or B54 towards Dortmund
To/from Central station: On matchdays special trains to the stadium are provided (5 minutes, 2.70€/one way). Furthermore, the underground line U45 additionally stops athe station Stadion (12 minutes, 2.70€/one way).
To/from airport: The easiest way to get to the stadium is taking the Airport Express to central station (25 minutes, 8.50€/one way) and continuing by train or underground.
Daysaver tickets cost 6.80€ or 19.60€ (up to 5 people).
Public transport to and from the stadium by VRR (not Airport Express) is included in the ticket.