Dortmund Tourism

The largest city in Ruhr area, Dortmund is a thriving megapolis in Europe. It is one of the industry giants in Germany. Amidst all the chaos of revolution, Dortmund has managed to maintain its rich culture and heritage. this magical city is home to one of the outstanding concert halls in Europe and one of the 100 best jazz venues in the world.

Located in the North Rhine area of Germany, Dortmund has a sub-oceanic climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Mild summers and not-so-cold winters make this city a favorable spot for tourism. April is the best time to visit Dortmund.

This city does not fail to impress history buffs either. It has the largest variety of museums in Ruhr with more than 20 museums in the house. And who can afford to miss the traditional German Cuisine while in Dortmund? With more than 550 years of brewing tradition, you will taste the best beer of your life here. Apart from being honored as the most livable cities in Germany, it is also considered as one of the most hospitable cities for tourists.

Dortmund carries the essence of Germany, while still having cosmopolitan vibes. With the plethora of attractions to offer, Dortmund can surely be deemed as a reveler’s paradise.

Essential travel information and Dortmund tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC+1 hour
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 230 V/ 50 Hz.
  • Languages: German
  • Security: Dial 112 for ambulance and 110 for police.
  • Off-beaten Path: NA
  • Tipping: The tip is included in the price of food and tipping is not common.
  • Tourist Traps: NA
  • Customs: NA

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of 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)
  • 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)
  • Quality of Life Index of Dortmund is 202.59 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.46 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.44 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.42 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.07 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 122.53 (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.

  • 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 10.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 62.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.01 USD

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

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