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.

Further information
Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund

www.westfalenhallen.de

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Forecourt of the Musikforum, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Mu­sikfor­um

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber

Gruga­halle

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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix

(Former) Grün In

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Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, © Ole Löding

EX-Tante Olga

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The record store Idiot Records, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Idi­ots Re­cords

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX-Bei Rain­er

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FZW crowd, © FZW

Cap­it­ol Ha­gen

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The restaurant Enstation, © Jule Körber

Neu­markt Ruhrort

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