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Westfalenhalle, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

West­falen­halle


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.

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