FZW Dortmund, © funky1opti


In the cen­ter of leis­ure: everything that rocks and crashes

From the end of the 1960s, the “Freizeitzentrum West” (recreational center west) was a guarantee that fascinating bands would come to the city to play. In the unusual youth club to the west of the inner city in the Kreuzviertel district, with a bowling alley in the cellar, a cinema and a minigolf course, there’s space for an audience of just 350. For over 40 years, upcoming bands have played here, such as the Scorpions, Bad Religion, Green Day, White Stripes or die Fantastischen Vier. The cellar of the FZW has also hosted the “Club Trinidad” since the mid-1990s, which over time became the well-known electronic music festival, “Juicy Beats”. In the interim, the FZW has become larger and more commercial elsewhere. The “old FZW” is a legend that has inspired countless music fans from the region.

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Neuer Graben 167, 44137 Dortmund

All Pop-Spots Ruhr Area

Südrock, © Michael Wrede


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The Bermuda3Eck at daytime, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

The Pop-Trail Bo­chum

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View towards the Bermuda3Eck, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Ber­muda3Eck Haupt­platz

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Former JZE location today, © Jule Körber

EX-Ju­gendzen­trum JZE

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The Unperfekthaus, © Ole Löding


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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix


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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber


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The Die Horst-Schimanski-Gasse, © Jule Körber


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