Meeting in Dortmund
Meeting in Dortmund means
...getting to know nearly 600,000 inhabitants who are famous for their friendly and welcoming manner towards all visitors to the city. People from Africa, Asia and Europe not only live together in Dortmund but their different cultures have also influenced the life and atmosphere of the city. Diversity is therefore one of the most characteristic features of the largest city in the Ruhr District. Dortmund people are open and direct in all areas of life, which is also much appreciated in business negotiations.
Meeting in Dortmund means coming together in an atmosphere of progress. Dortmund is changing. In the past a powerful centre for coal, steel and beer, Dortmund is today being transformed into an important economic centre for future-oriented growth industries. Success is already noticeable. Dortmund is the leading centre for information technology studies in Germany, a top location for micro systems technology, and when logistics competence is mentioned in Germany, Dortmund immediately comes to mind.
There are many signs that this positive trend will continue. Not least because of the dortmund-project, which for Germany is a unique initiative involving representatives from political parties, industry, science and culture, with a very ambitious goal – that in 10 years' time Dortmund will have gained in Europe a leading position in the field of the new economies.
The Dortmund TechnologyCentre was one of the first of its kind in Germany and here the future has already begun. The concentration of high-technology know-how generated through the proximity and co-operation of university, college of technology, and research institutes forms the basis for a speedy conversion of research into practice.
Meeting in Dortmund means a variety of distinctive locations. Whether you are organising a board meeting with only three members or a large convention with 10,000 participants, whether in the congress centre or a disused steel works, Dortmund is always able to provide suitable conference rooms, organisational know-how and the necessary technical infrastructure. Conference rooms are available near the airport or main railway station as well as in the middle of attractive forest and park areas. And if you are searching for that special location with a unique atmosphere and backdrop, you can always find it in Dortmund. How about a conference in the Casino, a meeting in the BVB Football Club Museum, or a congress in the machine hall of a former coalmine? There are no limits to the unusual and imaginative possibilities offered by the conference and congress city of Dortmund.
Meeting in Dortmund means nearly 5,300 hotel beds for you and your guests. This large number of hotel beds offers something for everybody. You can find international hotel chains offering an exclusive atmosphere as well as comfortable private hotels, numerous guest and boarding houses and even a youth hostel directly in the city centre. And if you value unique design or a range of fitness or wellness services, Dortmund is able to provide it. Regardless of your decision it is certain that you will find excellent service wherever you are. Should you need even more hotel beds than Dortmund can provide, this again is no problem. The central location of Dortmund enables visitors to stay overnight in neighbouring cities, with the whole of the Ruhr District offering around 33,000 hotel beds. It usually takes only about 30 minutes by car or train to reach your destination in Dortmund.
Meeting in Dortmund means an abundance of exciting and entertaining
activities for you and your guests.
Dortmund offers an astonishing diversity with its medieval churches and interesting museums, historic moated castles and impressive industrial monuments, award-winning theatre productions and typical regional cabaret shows and revues. Whatever your interests, you will never be bored in Dortmund.
Music lovers will also have a good time. All music tastes are catered for whether classical music or pop, rock, jazz and techno, not only since the opening of the widely acclaimed Dortmund Concert Hall, officially known as the Westphalian Philharmonic Hall. And the Hohensyburg Casino will provide excitement, fun and games. For those who like to look beyond the city boundaries, actively seeking new ideas and experiences, a short trip along the Industrial Heritage Trail through the heart of the Ruhr District is recommended.
Meeting in Dortmund means rest and relaxation in green surroundings for you and your guests – even though you are in one of the largest cities in Germany.
The ”grey Ruhr District“ image is a prejudice, especially so in the case of Dortmund where nearly half of the city consists of parks, forests, fields and meadows. Even in the city centre green oases can be found. So there are countless possibilities to switch off and relax. Whether it is in the theme gardens of the Westfalen Park which is the most popular recreation area for Dortmund's citizens, or in the Romberg Park with its greenhouses and collections of tropical and subtropical plants.
There is also the Zoo, the Fredenbaum Park, the Revierpark Wischlingen, the West Park and so on.... And if that were not enough, you can reach in no time at all well-known leisure areas like the Münsterland or Sauerland. It takes only 28 minutes by train to Münster and 1¼ hours to the Möhnesee Lake. Dortmund is an ideal starting point for excursions into the surrounding region.
Wining and Dining
Meeting in Dortmund means culinary delights guaranteed for you and your guests.
Dortmund's varied restaurant scene leaves nothing to be desired. Whether it is traditional cooking with rustic Westphalian dishes, international fare, or the more extravagant creations of modern innovative cuisine. But an absolute must for all visitors to Dortmund is sampling the two local specialities – Pfefferpotthast and beer – in any of the numerous restaurants and pubs throughout the city. If you are looking for fun in a more trendy atmosphere, try one of the many new fashionable restaurants. But for a really exquisite culinary experience, you should visit the restaurant which slowly rotates around the television tower “Florian“.
Meeting in Dortmund means a few hours for shopping and strolling through the city for you and your guests.
Dortmund has an excellent reputation for shopping, and going for a shopping spree to Dortmund has become a tradition throughout the Ruhr District. Whether it is fashionable clothes, art or jewellery, inside the Wallring road which circles the city centre completely you find everything your heart desires and your purse can afford. No other shopping area in the region attracts so many people as the Westenhellweg. Together with the Ostenhellweg this ancient trading route is the pulsating heart of the city.
Meeting in Dortmund means having a conference in the City of Sport. The best known public relations factors for Dortmund are the Borussia Dortmund Football Club and the Stadium “Signal Iduna Park“, which is one of the most exciting and
largest football arenas in the world. But sport in Dortmund not only means football. There is an Olympic Training Centre for example, which supports around 500 athletes, and the annual international Chess Meeting, which has become one of the three most important chess tournaments in the world. And what is more, Dortmund has seen more world championships than any other city in Germany. Visitors to Dortmund can also find a wide range of sporting activities on offer whether it is a relaxing game of golf or climbing to dizzy heights, a competitive football match, an exhilarating cart race, a peaceful cycle tour or trendy skate boarding - everything is possible. As long as you enjoy yourself!