Dortmund - Overview
Formerly a coal mining, steel and brewing town, the heavy industry has now given way to high tech R&D and new media companies. But one thing has endured for over a century: the city is still a footballing powerhouse, with the largest stadium in Germany.
Aug 21, 2004, 00:36
Signal Iduna Park
With a capacity of over 83,000, Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park, formerly the Westfalen Stadium, is the biggest football ground in Germany.
Built for the 1974 World Cup, it has been greatly expanded since then.
For the 2006 World Cup the ground will host group matches, a game from the first knock-out round and a semi-final.
Dec 30, 2004, 16:11
The club - BVB Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund is one of Germany's leading football clubs and a veritable institution in the nation's industrial heartland, the "Ruhrgebiet".
Six times German champions, the club has however made more headlines in the last few years for its financial crisis. Debts run at over 100 million euros and the share price has fallen well below its opening level in October 2000, when Dortmund became the first Bundesliga club to float on the stock market.
Dec 21, 2004, 14:02
BVB Dortmund club records
Borussia Dortmund's successes and records.
Dec 30, 2004, 12:47
City centre to stadium
The Westfalen Stadium is served by good tram / underground and bus links from the main railway station and other areas of Dortmund.
Dec 21, 2004, 14:09
Dortmund by air
Dortmund is served by its own small airport and is also within relatively easy reach of numerous other airports throughout the state of North Rhine Westphalia.
Dec 31, 2004, 13:34
Dortmund by rail
Dortmund is a major hub in the German railway network, so using the train to travel to and from the city could be a very wise choice.
Dec 30, 2004, 19:04
Dortmund by road
Distances to and from all of the other World Cup venues in both miles and kilometres, plus details of the main motorways to use and links our route planner and pages on driving in Germany.
Dec 29, 2004, 16:50
Dortmund's fan park
Dortmund are having 2 official fan parks - one outside on Friedensplatz in the middle of town, the other inside the huge Westfalenhallen exhibition centre right next to the stadium!
Jan 10, 2006, 19:25
Stadium gallery 1
Photos of one of the most impressive stadiums in Germany, including the biggest Kop in Europe - not that it will be used as such for the World Cup.
Dec 20, 2004, 20:41