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Welcome to Dortmund

Discover the diversity of Dortmund and the Ruhr region.
In no other region of Germany can big city flair, industrial cultural diversity, soccer culture and recreation through countless green spaces and lakes be found so close together as here. Leisure and excursion tips can be found, among other places, on the websites of the city of Dortmund, the websites of the Foundation for the Preservation of Industrial Monuments and Historical Culture and the websites of Ruhr Tourismus GmbH.

Are you new to Dortmund and would like to get to know the city better? Or you commute to the TU Dortmund and are interested in learning more about Dortmund as a location?
Then we recommend an individual bus tour with the Hop-On Hop-Off bus through the region. Find out more now!

More About Life in Dortmund

There are many different buses, trains and streetcars in Dortmund and the Ruhr area. Find more detailed information here:

University-specific information on travel and internal ticketing options can be found on the Welcome Services page on mobility and transportation.

  • University Sports: The University Sports Center (HSP) offers a wide range of courses for employees and students of TU Dortmund University. In addition, the HSP operates a campus-owned fitness studio and offers continuing education and health promotion activities.
  • Other sports: In addition to soccer, there are countless other sporting opportunities and specialties in Dortmund.
  • Dortmund soccer culture: Visit Dortmund offers visitors an overview of soccer culture in Dortmund.

In Dortmund, you can find many stores, especially on Westenhellweg and in the Thier-Gallerie.

Not far from the university is also the Ruhr-Park Bochum, for example.

In Dortmund, there are several counseling centers where you can get support and help in various situations. These advise you on various aspects of physical and mental health. These places include:

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