German Football Museum
German Football Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The German Football Museum in Dortmund is a meeting place, a world of experiences full of memories. It combines 1,600 exhibits and 25 hours of film material with expansive staging. With over 200,000 visitors annually, the German Football Museum is one of the most popular cultural and leisure facilities in the Rhine-Ruhr region. The average length of stay in the exhibition is 3 hours.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reservarlden
London, UK406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This large museum is directly opposite the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) in central Dortmund and is very easy to find. Entry price is EUR12 and there are family packages available too. Due to poor weather on the day of my visit I changed my mind and went back to the hotel, intending to return here another day.
Written February 3, 2024
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scooterpie77
Fort Wayne, IN332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Even though I only had a little over an hour, I really enjoyed this museum and wish I had more time. I don't speak more than 2 words of German, and was able to understand nearly everything there. The woman running the 3D theatre grabbed me out of the area I was in and asked me if I wanted to watch the 3D video in English as well, and she set it up just for me so I could understand all of the stories in the theatre. Workers were all super friendly like this too. I just need to find a time to get back to Dortmund so I can see the rest of the museum that I didn't have time for.
Written January 27, 2020
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Hi scooterpie77, thank you very much for your kind words. Our staff is happy to assist foreign visitors as good we can. We're also offering tours in English or French – if you contact us some days before your visit. Then we will arrange whatever is possible to give you the best experience of our Museum. We're really happy that you've had a good time with us and hope to see you again, if you want. All the best from your friends at German Football Museum... :-)
Written February 25, 2020
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The world is our oyster
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
A little gem in the city of Dortmund. Had booked on line before arriving and walked into the place no problem. There are lockers down the stairs to the right of reception to put your belongings into not to be carting them around. A €1 coon will work the lockers and returned to you when you are finished. It’s a must fir any soccer fan going to Dortmund for a match esp my 14yr son he loved it, the history was amazing even if most was in German the collection it vast and there is English translations. Well worth a visit
Written April 21, 2022
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Ian P
Cambridge, UK491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Probably one of the best museums I've ever visited. If you love football and the history of football then you must visit here. You don't have to be German just an interest in football. I spent around 3 hours here and it was amazing.
Written June 6, 2022
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windiescricketfans
macclesfield67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Leave loads of time to explore as this has a vast display of memorabilia. Very helpful staff at ticket booth. Lockers available to store bags and coats.
Most displays are labelled in German and English including interactive parts.
Written October 27, 2022
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Allymac7710
77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
If you are visiting Dortmund for football, this is a must for one of your afternoons. The museum is brand new and a real treat for fans.
There is a lot of excellent exhibits and it's clear a lot of time went into creating the experience for guests.
The first floor is dedicated to the international German football team and their journey through the years. Their 4 World Cup triumphs are all well represented with genuinely interesting with impressive memorabilia. The middle part of the tour is a brief 3D movie that is available in English. This then takes you to the lower floor which charts the history of the Bundesliga and club football in Germany. There is plenty down here to get your teeth into with exhibits on individual clubs such as Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The most impressive part for me were all the trophies on display, from the iconic Bundesliga shield and pokal cup to replicas of all the international teams tournament wins.
Interactive , interesting , informative and fun.
The facility itself is well located next to the train station and has everything you need inside: bars , cafes, a children's fun zone and a big screen in case there is football on. The tour costs 17 euros.
Enjoy.
Written March 7, 2017
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Shed S
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Really interactive place where a place for football fan not to miss. The history of Germany Football. Video, pictures, boots and Jerseys of players are all there. You can even kick about at the small Futsal at B1. The Merz Coach is really nice and how I wish I was with the players there. Miss the place....
Written April 4, 2017
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Andy G
Corby21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
I visited the museum with my son after going to Dortmund to watch BVB and then Bochum play. I'm not a huge fan of football museums having visited several, however, the Deutsches Fussballmuseum is well laid out and has a good balance of displays, interactive film. A great deal of history I didn't know regarding the development of the game in Germany for both club and national teams and some informative interactive displays and games in English and German covering everything from general football knowledge to referees and even nutrition and fitness.
I visited for a few hours but you could spend a lot longer there if you have the time. Highly recommended for all football fans.
Written February 8, 2017
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Bogdan R
Ostend, Belgium50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very modern museum, with a lot of interactive screens and more which makes you feel like you are living the atmosphere. I love that it was a side deidcated to female football which is amazing as well as a team. A lot of history and prizes and trophies.
There is also a 3d cinema with a short movie, which is umbelievable good created, but no english, or at least some subs.
At the end, there are a few games which lets you play small football games but no one to guide you for them. There are free to play for anyone at will.
There is also a cafe and a souvenir shop which i finded a little bit too expensive for an average football fan.
Overall a nice experience if you love football, even more enjoyable if you love Germany football.
Written June 3, 2019
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DMRA
Surrey, UK73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Quite enjoyed the museum but was slightly underwhelmed, maybe due to visiting not too long after the English equivalent at Manchester. Displays shown in German (of course) and English). Thought a bit pricey for entry.
Written December 7, 2018
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German Football Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $22.08, while a popular guided tour starts around $6.62 per person.



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