Located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of the country, modern Dortmund is vibrant and cultural, known for its good shopping, beer and football. But there is another, altogether gentler, side to this former industrial powerhouse. Dortmund has great theatres and cultural centres, a range of fascinating museums and, with half the city given over to parks and gardens, enough green areas to sooth the senses.
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||Shops generally hold open between 9am and 6pm (8pm). Pharmacies tend to open earlier, at 8am.
Banks and post offices have more traditional hours: most open at 8.30am, close for lunch at 1pm, reopening at 2.30pm until 4pm.
The liberalising of opening hours in Germany means that some shops will stay open much later in Dortmund and surrounding areas.
Phone: +49 231 18999 0
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Closed Sun and Public Holidays