For free in Dortmund


  • Every Monday at 8pm there’s the Monday night session in domicil. On Wednesdays at 9pm there are free sessions with different topics, too. See their page for more information.
  • Also every Monday at 7.30pm there’s “Klänge für die Seele” (“sounds for the soul”) in Pauluskirche, see their page for more information.


  • The Iberoamerikakreis regularily presents Spanish speaking movies with German subtitles. See their page for more information


Admission to Steinwache Memorial (German history from roughly 1930-45) is free.  Every 1st Wednesday of the month, the public museums are accessible for free. Also in U-Turm there are some places accessible without buying tickets, especially recommendable is the roof access.

There are many public museums in Dortmund, the pages are not translated.

In addition, there are private exhibitions and museums.

Further information:

  • Here is a (German) article from 2013 listing museums with free admission in Ruhr area


Parks are generally free in Dortmund, with the exception of Westfalenpark (there’s a combined ticket for park and tv tower access available). See the official Dortmund page (in German) for a list. My favourite park is Rombergpark with its botanic gardens and the arboretum.

Further Information

There’s also a facebook group called “Pott for free” – most of its contents are in German, though.