Exhibitions and Fairs in Dortmund

Dortmund is one of the main cities in the Ruhr Valley, and an important industrial center of the Rhineland. In addition to heavy industry, Dortmund has many other economic drivers, such as new technologies, with several information technology companies operating in close relationship with the universities of the city. Dortmund Fair, Westfalenhallen, situated on the Rheinlanddamm, in the south of the city, features over 60 thousand square meters of exhibition space.

How to reach Dortmund and Westfalenhallen

Dortmund is surrounded by motorways. The A1runs to the east, leading to the city airport, the A45, to the south, leads to Frankfurt, and the A40, to the west, runs through Bochum, Essen and Duisburg, up to Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. The city is served by several lines of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn, and by a light rail system, the Stadtbahn. Dortmund airport is connected to downtown via buses stopping at Königswall, the central station, and shuttles running to Holzwickede station, which is linked in turn to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof. Westfalenhallen is accessible by car from the A40 motorway and by bus lines U45, U46 and U42.

Where to sleep in Dortmund

Dortmund is a university city, and one of the leading centers of technological innovation in Europe. The close collaboration between the university TechnologieZentrum and high-tech companies, brings many people to the city, so much so that a great deal of hotels have been opened recently, in order to accommodate so many travelers. Therefore, many hotels in Dortmund are suitable for a business clientele. In the area of Dortmund Trade Fair, there are also cheap lodging options, such as the B&B Hotel Dortmund Messe, but also 4-star hotels, such as Pullman Dortmund.

Hot spots in Dortmund for the after-show

Dortmund is a city that knows how to have fun with its inhabitants, tourists and business men and women, throughout the year. Dortmund’s night life has nothing to envy to the most vibrant cities in the country. The city centre hosts some of the most famous and popular venues, as the disco Nightrooms, in Hansastrasse, B6-Passion, in Kampsstrasse, which offers a rich program of musical events, Prisma Nachterlebniswelt in the north of the city, Deutsche Strasse, a former industrial area where some clubs and discos have sprung out in recent years. However, Dortumund is very lovely even to just stroll around in the city centre at night, along the streets where you can go shopping in the morning, as Hellweg and Kampsstrasse.


Cars, flights and hotels


Airports, fairgrounds, car rentals and hotels in Dortmund

Mercure Hotel Dortmund Messe & Kongress (ex Best Western)
4 star hotel

Strobelallee 41

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