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BVB Signal Iduna Park: Stadium Access and Self-Guided Tour

1. BVB Signal Iduna Park: Stadium Access and 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: Phoenix des Lumières Entry Ticket

2. Dortmund: Phoenix des Lumières Entry Ticket

The Phoenix des Lumières is located in a former puddling and rolling mill in the city of Dortmund. Culturespaces aims to bring the site back to life by creating a large digital art center that will present major immersive exhibitions. The unique architecture of the buildings is a showcase that highlights the works of the most famous artists in the history of art and provides visitors with a uniquely immersive experience. The Phoenix des Lumières opened to the public on 28 January 2023 with the exhibitions ‘Gustav Klimt: Gold and Colour’ and ‘Hundertwasser, in the Wake of the Vienna Secession’. Currently, you can experience the unique, modern exhibition of the famous works by revolutionary artists Gustav Klimt and Friedensreich Hundertwasser as well as the unique journey of discovery of the universe in the "Cosmos: An Infinite Journey" exhibition. With one of the entry tickets, wander through the renovated industrial space known as the Phoenix des Lumières. Let yourself be swept away by vivid colours and creative genius. Begin your immersive Klimt and Hundertwasser experience at the historical site of the Phoenix des Lumières. This former steel mill, once known as the Phoenixhalle, has been transformed to house a digital art center. Enter the 3,000m² building and marvel at the re-imagined space. Continue walking through the exhibit as you appreciate how the space has been brought back to life. As the paintings from Gustav Klimt's golden phase envelop you, admire the groundbreaking art style of this Vienna Secessionist. Then, gaze in wonder at Hundertwasser's kaleidoscope of moving color. "Cosmos: An Infinite Journey" takes visitors into a labyrinth of stars, planets, moons, and supernovae. A unique journey of discovery begins in the middle of the tropical rainforest at a space center in French Guyana and takes you to the deepest reaches of space, far beyond our own solar system. After launching from Earth, guests will travel alongside rovers and probes across the canyons of Mars, delve into the heart of Jupiter, glide over the rings of Saturn, and find themselves amidst stunning solar flares. The audience is captivated by the images and the accompanying music and embarks on an unprecedented space adventure thanks to original images from space, including those from the French space agency CNES.

Dortmund: Borusseum Borussia Dortmund Museum Entry Ticket

3. Dortmund: Borusseum Borussia Dortmund Museum Entry Ticket

Experience the history of Borussia Dortmund! From 1909 to today, with numerous original exhibits, photos and stories that make every black and yellow heart beat faster. Discover curious exhibits, sing bvb songs on a replica of the small south stand or follow the "yellow thread" through the permanent exhibition, which will lead you to the treasure chamber at the end, where you can marvel at the "Big Five": Champions League Cup, World Cup, Championship trophy, DFB Cup and of course the European Cup!

Dortmund: German Football Museum

4. 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: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

5. Dortmund: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

See Dortmund's highlights on a bus tour, and admire the views from the open top of the bus. Explore the city's famous sights, and learn more about its history, its coal and steel industry, and enjoy a unique tour through the city. Experience the city on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, and learn about the city's structural changes from a coal mining and steel industry town to a city full of cultural and sports institutions, and six universities. See the city's structural changes firsthand, and see Westfalenpark and the stadium, the former steelworks Phoenix and Phoenix Lake, Rombergpark, and the German Football Museum. Choose where to hop off the bus from 13 stops and explore the city on your own. Learn interesting facts about the city through audio on headphones along the way. The stops during the bus tours are: - Central Station (Departures at 10:20 a.m., 12:20, 2:20 and 4:20 p.m.) - Kreuzviertel - Harbour - DASA - TU Dortmund - Stadion - Westfalenpark - Rombergpark - Phoenix Hall - Phoenix See - Town Hall - Reinoldi Church - Central Station (Arrivals at 12, 2, 4, and 6 p.m.) For more information, please check the detailed timetables at one of the above stations.

SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: Stadium Access & Easter Self-Guided Tour

6. SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: Stadium Access & Easter Self-Guided Tour

We are looking forward to celebrating easter with you and invite you to the most beautiful stadium in the world. Visit us on: 31.03.2024 (easter sunday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01.04.2024 (easter monday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Look forward to an easter experience with many highlights: • explore the stadium on a stadium walk and ask our guides questions on site at various stations. Enjoy a look behind the scenes and see the players' dressing room, the players' tunnel, the stadium prison, the legendary south stand and much more. • our mascot EMMA has come up with an Easter quiz for all children between the ages of 3 and 14 and has a surprise in store for you. Admission costs 12.50 euros for adults and 9.00 euros for concessions, or 26.50 euros for families with two adults and up to three children at the respective time slots. Discounts are available for all children from 3 to 17 years of age. Infants up to 2 years of age are admitted free of charge.

Dortmund: Street-Art and Foodie Self-Guided Walking Tour

7. Dortmund: Street-Art and Foodie Self-Guided Walking Tour

This tour is a varied walk through the trendy district in the western city centre and has a lot to offer between the interesting architecture of the Gründerzeit buildings, cool street-art and culinary delicacies. A journey through the Union-Quarter that also delights the palate: Indian, Turkish, Tamil, burgers, ice cream, pizza, ... At the tour stops there are entertaining tasks and fun questions to be solved. For example, who knows what "möllern" means? The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or alone. It's like being shown the Union-Quarter by a good friend. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Dortmund's Unionviertel! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Dortmund Romberg Park Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

8. Dortmund Romberg Park Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

Turn Romberg Park in Dortmund into your playing field with this smartphone game. Immerse yourself in this interactive experience as you communicate with the game through n encrypted messenger service. Solve puzzles to unlock information and collect an award at the end of the game.  Download the app on your smartphone and head to the starting point of the game. Simply press 'start' to begin your adventure through this tranquil greenspace. Walk down small paths to uncover hidden parts of the park.  Feel the thrill of answering tricky questions as you make your way to the lake or the Rombergpark Botanical Garden. Master all the tasks in the game to receive a summary of your game and a code that will allow you to unlock your digital reward.

Germany/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

9. Germany/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Germany hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Germany and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vatican City. Carriers to use in Germany: T-Mobile, Vodafone, and Telefónica

Dortmund: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

10. Dortmund: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Dortmund's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

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4.4 / 5

based on 741 reviews

The tour is well prepared. Staff was very nice and attentive. Was fun. Only the footprints would need to be repainted

We really liked it as a family with 4 children aged 20, 17, 8 and 4. It was very interesting. Highly recommended

Great experience for a little BVB fan. Great insights, nice staff!

The best time of my life I spent there, thank you for that

Fantastic stadium, very easy parking and a nice fan shop!