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Dortmund – the heart of the Ruhr area

Dortmund is a city of breweries and football, and the former centre of heavy industry in the Ruhr area. This extraordinary combination inspired the inhabitants and visitors of the city for several decades, but the days of coal dust and cottage fires are long gone: the metropolis has become the cultural, sporting and economic centre of the Ruhr region. There are many reasons to fly to Dortmund: a BVB home game, a sightseeing tour of the old breweries of the city, visiting a trade fair in the Westfalenhallen or a shopping spree on the Westenhellweg.

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Short facts

Local time 15:43
Country: Germany
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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Dortmund airport

Dortmund Airport (DTM) is located on the eastern outskirts of the city, near the border with Unna and Huckarde, and has existed since 1960. Every year, around 2.5 million passengers travel by air to airports in various countries around the world or arrive at the airport in Dortmund. Its proximity to the cities of Essen, Bochum, Unna, Recklinghausen and Iserlohn and the large catchment area makes Dortmund Airport (DTM) the third-largest commercial airport in North Rhine-Westphalia; it is used equally by leisure and business travellers.

Dortmund flights: many good reasons for air travel

The year-round predictable climate makes a flight to Dortmund worthwhile at almost any time of year. In the winter months, the nearby ski areas of the Sauerland invite visitors to take a winter holiday, and in Dortmund itself, there is a spring carnival. Spring and summer are the ideal months to travel for sightseeing or for a cultural event in the city. At the height of summer, the zoo, the swimming pools and parks all make for a great stay in Dortmund.

Families with children will find the Dortmund Zoo a wonderful destination, thrilling visitors of all ages; here you can experience local and exotic animals up close. In sunny weather, a visit to the many parks in the city is a memorable experience for families and children. Next to the Fredenbaumpark with its large tipi tent and the Westfalenpark with gondola lift and viewing platform on the television tower, the historic Rombergpark invites you to take a walk. In all the parks, events and festivals of various kinds take place throughout the year.

Dortmund is also known as a city of football and football fans will get their money’s worth. A visit to the Signal Iduna Park is an experience not only for home games of Borussia Dortmund; tours of the stadium and a visit to the club’s shop are possible. The DFB Museum, dedicated to all things football, stands beside Dortmund’s main train station; here, you can discover football history to touch and experience, for soccer fans big and small.

Fly to the old country from Dortmund Airport (DTM)

Cities in Turkey, such as Izmir and Antalya, are popular destinations for a visit home. Whether for a party at home or a large family celebration, the journey is easy from Dortmund airport. Before departure, the duty-free shop in the terminal offers the opportunity to quickly buy some gifts. Air travellers will also find books and magazines for their journey, available in several languages. After an inbound flight, the small terminal and a quick turn-around make for a relaxed arrival.

Business from Dortmund Airport (DTM)

While waiting at the check-in at Dortmund airport, business travellers can open their mobile office via WLAN in the terminal. Paying by credit card, travellers can choose from between an hour and a day to surf the Internet, to answer business emails or create presentations for the upcoming business meeting. There are also gastronomic establishments and shops located within the terminal.

Onward travel from Dortmund airport (DTM) is convenient for business travellers. There is a direct connection to the public transport network. Alternatively, buses bring travellers directly from the airport to the main railway station or to the subway stop in the Aplerbeck district. In addition, car rentals are available on the arrivals level in Terminal 1.

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