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Dortmund: BVB Signal Iduna Park Self-Guided Tour

1. Dortmund: BVB Signal Iduna Park Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Signal Iduna Park, home to the famous German football team BVB. Your tour will start at Foyer West, where an instructor will explain to you how the tour works. They will send you on your way to the western tribune. This is a self-guided tour, meaning you will explore the stadium on your own, following the instruction signs. Throughout the route, you will learn more about the stadium, the club, and the players. The expected duration of the tour is 60 minutes. A tour highlight includes the "mix zone", the area where rival teams meet each other for the first time. The player's cabins, the player tunnel, and of course the actual field are also awaiting you to explore. While you are not allowed to step onto the field or touch the grass, you are allowed to sit on the coach's bench, breathing in the BVB spirit.

Dortmund: German Football Museum

2. Dortmund: German Football Museum

In this modern exhibition with around 1,600 exhibits, embark on a fascinating journey into the past and experience football history in all its facets and with all your senses. Meet the world champions of 2014 in the 3D cinema, and become a commentator yourself in the reporter's cabin. On the small playing field in the multifunctional arena, the little ones can prove that they can kick a ball just like the adults. The spectacular scenography will unite fans and referees, amateurs and professionals and women's and men's football. Discover an interactive world of adventure for young and old alike at the German Football Museum.

Dortmund Schwerte to Ruhr Segway Tour

3. Dortmund Schwerte to Ruhr Segway Tour

After your safety briefing, put on your helmet, safety vest, and audio receiver. Begin with your experienced tour guide in Liethstraße and drive past the Rohrmeisterei, which was formerly a pumping station for the drinking water supply and is today center for culture and good food. Along the Mühlenstrang, go through the nature reserve in the Ruhraue. Head for two highlights of the Route Industriekultur. The former Schwerte-Ost railway repair works and the listed Kreinberg housing estate, which was the works housing estate for railway workers. Return through the Kirschbaumumsiedlung, where the annual cherry blossom and light festival takes place in Graf-Diederich-Straße. Segway over cobblestones into the historic city center of the old Hanseatic city.

Dortmund Introductory Segway Tour

4. Dortmund Introductory Segway Tour

Combine an environmentally friendly way to have fun with discovering the cultural highlights of the city. Follow the path through the sports attractions of Dortmund in the Southern part of the city. See the Multipurpose Arena Westfalenhallen and the football stadium Signal Iduna Park. Visit the track and field arena Helmut-Koernig-Halle, which is part of the Olympic Training Centre Westphalia, and the open-air swimming pool Volksbad, which is listed as a historic monument and located south of the stadium Rote Erde. 

WelcomeCard Ruhr incl. Local Transport and Museums

5. WelcomeCard Ruhr incl. Local Transport and Museums

Discover the Metropole Ruhr in your own time with the WelcomeCard Ruhr. Each card is valid for either 24, 48 or 72 hours and includes two components: · • Local transport ticket: Each WelcomeCard includes a local transportation ticket that allows you to use public transport (bus and train). Depending on the option selected it will be usable for 24, 48 or 72 hours. **************************************************************** Details about attractions: All attractions are included, regardless of which option you select. You can visit some attractions free of charge, by showing your Ruhr WelcomeCard at the entrance. Others will grant you a 50% discount from the regular entrance price. Please see this list for details. Free of charge, single admission: • Aquarius Wassermuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Besucherzentrum Hoheward, Herten • Binarium - Deutsches Museum der digitalen Kultur, Dortmund • Camera Obscura, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Denkmalpfad ZOLLVEREIN, Essen • Chemiepark Marl • Deutsche Arbeitsschutzausstellung (DASA), Dortmund • Domschatz Essen • Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum • Gasometer Oberhausen • Grafschafter Museum im Schloss, Moers • Haus Ruhrnatur, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Jüdisches Museum Westfalen, Dorsten • Kluterthöhle, Ennepetal • Kunstquartier Hagen • Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr • Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord - Hüttenführung • LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs, Solingen • LVR-Industriemuseum Peter-Behrens-Bau, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony Hütte, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum Textilfabrik Cromford, Ratingen • LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen • LWL-Industriemuseum Henrichshütte Hattingen • LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg • LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall, Witten • LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern, Dortmund • LWL-Museum für Archäologie Herne • Maximilianpark Hamm • Museum Kloster Kamp, Kamp-Lintfort • Nordsternturm im Nordsternpark, Gelsenkirchen • RVR Naturforum Bislicher Insel, Xanten • Schloss Horst, Gelsenkirchen • SiegfriedMuseum Xanten • Stadtführungen Mülheim an der Ruhr • Tierpark Bochum • Umspannwerk Recklinghausen • Weiße Flotte Mülheim • Zeiss Planetarium Bochum • Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna 50% Reduction on the original ticket price: • GOP Varieté-Theater Essen • Grusellabyrinth NRW, Bottrop • Kulinarischer Stadtrundgang "Gezz iss dich watt", Bochum • Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord - Hinter verschlossenen Türen • Movie Park Germany, Bottrop • Theater im Depot, Dortmund • Stadtrundfahrten Gelsenkirchen • Varieté et cetera, Bochum

Dortmund Green Site Segway Tour

6. Dortmund Green Site Segway Tour

After your safety briefing, put on your helmet, safety vest, and audio receiver. Begin with your experienced tour guide at in the green areas of Phoenix Park. From there drive along to the Botanical Garden Rombergpark and the Schondelle stream. Pass Dortmund Zoo, come to the district Lücklemberg, cross the Bolmke, the city-near nature reserve, and drive along the Emscher.

Dortmund: Phoenix-West Blast Furnace Tour with Dinner

7. Dortmund: Phoenix-West Blast Furnace Tour with Dinner

Enjoy a tour of the Phoenix-West blast furnace, with a knowledgeable guide. Experience picturesque views over Dortmund from 64 meters above the city floor. Indulge in a delicious meal made by EMIL Grill restaurant as you watch the sunset. Make sure you have a head for heights as you begin to climb 64 meters up into the sky. Take the chance to capture some brilliant photos of Dortmund. Learn about the history of the Phoenix-West blast furnace and admire its architecture. After your climb, you can tuck into a delicious dinner prepared by Sebastian Felsing from the EMIL Grill restaurant in Dortmund. Return back to the ground once the sun has set, where your magical evening will end.

Dortmund: Unlimited 4G Internet in Germany with Pocket Wi-Fi

8. Dortmund: Unlimited 4G Internet in Germany with Pocket Wi-Fi

Enjoy a pocket hotspot device rental service and access the web throughout Germany. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to insecure public internet points and, most importantly, save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free Wi-Fi every time you need an internet connection. With this service, you won’t have to change your sim card during your vacation or buy a high-cost data package in advance. This is an unlimited package at truly 4G/LTE speed — it is secure and works everywhere in Germany. There are no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. Please note that mobile operators sources may affect speed. Order your pocket Wi-Fi device and have it shipped to your destination in Germany before you arrive. When you get there, you’ll be ready to enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi throughout your trip. In order to receive the package on time, please provide your mobile number with country code.

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What people are saying about Dortmund

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 295 reviews

The staff were friendly and helpful. Even though the instructions indicate that no big bags are allowed. I was with a suitcase and they offered to leave it at the reception. From football history of the Germany national team to Bundesliga history, the museum has everything you'd like to know or remember as a soccer fun. I enjoyed the 3D Bundesliga show.

Una experiencia muy bonita, vale la pena. Si te quieres ahorrar un poco, recomiendo comprar tus tickets en el museo. Pero toma en cuenta que puede hacer fila y tendrás que esperar para poder entrar al museo. La diferencia de precio no es mucha, entonces si quieres planear todo antes, vale la pena comprarlos por aquí.

The experience was fantastic, coming from England. It is one of the best stadium’s I have ever been too. Everyone was really helpful and look after us . Next time around I would like to watch a game so if u have any free tickets I would love to come over .

El tour fue muy interesante, lo único difícil fue encontrar la entrada ya que había construcción. Vale la pena el tour

Access to a lot of areas in the ground.very helpful staff.well worth a visit