Film about Dortmund in the Capital of Culture RUHR.2010
2010. The Ruhrgebiet is Europe’s capital of culture.
The Ruhr Metropolis is made up of a regional community of 53 cities. Dortmund is also a part of this metropolis. "Transformation through culture - culture through transformation” was the motto of the Ruhr Metropolis in 2010, and this applies especially to Dortmund. With around 580,000 residents, Dortmund is not only the largest city in Westphalia and the Ruhr Metropolis, it is also amongst the eight largest cities in Germany. The city has successfully developed its structural transformation – in its economy, recreation, and culture. Culture is the catalyst of the new Dortmund, which today stands for music, new ways of life, and fostering the arts and creativity. These were the three emphases for the city during the 2010 capital of culture year, during which Dortmund will present a multifaceted programme consisting of around 80 attractive projects and over 400 events.
5 for 53: this is the short motto of the tourist information infrastructure for RUHR.2010, the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2010. A total of five visitor centres, so-called RUHR.VISITORCENTER, are tourist information hubs for visitors to the Ruhr metropolis. Here visitors can obtain information about the many events and projects going on during RUHR.2010 and thereafter, both by personal consultation and multimedia elements, such as interactive tables and telescopes. Aside from Duisburg, Oberhausen, Essen, and Bochum, Dortmund is a central starting point for discovery trips into the eastern part of the Ruhr metropolis