Dortmund Tourism, Germany

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Dortmund ([ˈdɔɐ̯tmʊnt] ; Low German: Düörpm [ˈdyːœɐ̯pm̩]; Latin: Tremonia) 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. Founded around 882, Dortmund became an Imperial Free City. Throughout the 13th to 14th centuries, it was the "chief city" of the Rhine, Westphalia, the Netherlands Circle of the Hanseatic League. After the Thirty Years' War the city was destroyed and decreased in significance until the onset of industrialization. The city then became one of Germany's most important coal, steel and beer centres until the 1970s.The region has adapted since the collapse of its century long steel and coal industries and shifted to high technology biomedical technology, micro systems technology and also services. In 2009, Dortmund was classified as a Node city in the Innovation Cities Index published by 2thinknow and is the most sustainable city 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. Dortmund is home to Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund, commonly known as Borussia Dortmund, a successful club in German football.

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Dortmund is a city in Germany located in the Bundesland of North Rhine Westphalia. It is the 8thlargest city in Germany and also the largest in the Ruhr area. The city is also part of the large Rhine Ruhr metropolitan region of more than 12 million people.

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Facts and Stats for Dortmund*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dortmund

    Know the pollution level of Dortmund before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.08 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.14 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.43 (Low)
  • Dortmund: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dortmund for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dortmund.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.55 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 38.64 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.92 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dortmund - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Dortmund is 213.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.03 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.46 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.44 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.93 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.81 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 134.14 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dortmund

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dortmund

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 107.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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