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Dortmund Attractions

Don't know what to do in Dortmund? No need to worry. We've compiled some terrific ideas for you. Culinary delights, enticing shops and remarkable attractions — this lively city offers them all.

Explore the best sights in Dortmund with some popular tours & day trips, or try out our list of 9 fun activities in Dortmund. We have no booking fees and free cancellation, so you can relax and channel all your energy into planning an unforgettable vacation.

Things to Do in Dortmund with Kids

There's no excuse for the kids to complain about being bored in Dortmund. Treat them to these family friendly experiences that'll keep everyone happy:

Explore The Neighborhoods of Dortmund

Dortmund City Centre

At the center of the largest city in the Ruhr Valley, this inner spot developed a reputation for beer, steel and one of the world’s most iconic soccer clubs.



You might enjoy the restaurants while in Lütgendortmund. LWL Industrial Museum is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Dortmund-Somborn S-Bahn or Dortmund-Germania S-Bahn to see more of the city.

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Ruhrallee Ost

While you're in Ruhrallee Ost, take in top sights like Westfalenpark Dortmund or Florian Tower, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Markgrafenstrasse U-Bahn or Westfalenpark U-Bahn.


This once booming Dortmund neighborhood suffered as industry declined, only to rise again with fascinating historical attractions and trendy residential areas.


Forward-looking and innovative, this Dortmund district has a restless energy on display downtown, with unique museums, shopping and restaurants.

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Hombruch is well-liked for its gardens and zoo. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Dortmund Zoo and Rombergpark Botanical Garden are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Grotenbachstrasse U-Bahn or Hombruch Hallenbad U-Bahn to get around.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Dortmund on a rainy day?

With excellent indoor activities like a Düsseldorf : Your 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Flight to keep you entertained, there's no need to let the wet weather stop you from having an unforgettable time.

Are there cheap things to do in Dortmund?

If you're craving a little fun without draining your piggy bank, consider these affordable experiences:

What can you do in Dortmund for free?

You could leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these fantastic attractions will cost you nothing:

  • Thier-Galerie
  • Rombergpark Botanical Garden
  • Spielbank Hohensyburg
  • Ruine Hohensyburg