Welcome to the city centre – the vibrant, pulsating heart of Dortmund. Boasting a diverse range of leisure and retail facilities, Dortmund attracts millions of shoppers each year, including many visitors from abroad. In fact, Dortmund’s main shopping street, Westenhellweg, has established itself as one of the most heavily frequented retail locations in Germany. Downtown Dortmund offers just about everything the heart desires – from essential supplies to highly exclusive goods and services.

The city’s widespread appeal among visitors and guests is also a tribute to the Mediterranean flair of its many streets and squares: restaurants, bars, pubs, cafés and beer gardens invite you to sit back and relax. And because shopping should be a source of enjoyment for the entire family, the city’s retailers are particularly keen to address the needs of young visitors, e.g. by providing childcare facilities and special play zones.