Mayday in the monument
Mayday in the monument and stage for dance-, boxing- and skateboard world champions. But the Westfalenhallen have also been through dark times: Under the Nazis, the first of the Westfalenhallen became a prisoner of war camp, whose inmates were stationed in Dortmund's heavy industry.
Meanwhile, she has recovered from this, a plaque today remembers the victims of this dark time. The fair, congress and event center finally gained more fortunate fame because the DFB decided in 1962 to found the German Football Bundesliga here in the Gold Hall. And because it later housed one of the four stages on which Pink Floyd's ?The Wall Tour? took place worldwide in 1981. The Westfalenhallen in Dortmund are thus in a glorious line with the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, the Earls Court in London and the Nassau Coliseum in New York. And anyone standing in the Westfalenhallen today is well worth checking out. They are still a pulsating place for live music on a grand scale.
Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund