Welcome To German Football Museum

German Football Museum in Dortmund

The German Football Museum in Dortmund is the national museum of German football. We are more than a museum. We are a world of experience for the whole family. A cultural place of the past, present, and future of football. Vivid – emotional – interactive. The Bundesliga, club football, and, of course, the triumphs of the German National Team – we have all that and more. Football fans from all over the world go on an emotional journey. Our motto: One ball – 1,000 stories.

Your journey begins with the trip to the stadium. Through the players´ tunnel, you reach the “Miracle of Bern”. The original ball from the 1954 World Cup final awaits you along with the “Heroes of Bern”. The very players, who have won the first World Cup title with their coach Sepp Herberger. Whether the ball at Wembley was truly behind the goal line is investigated at an interactive media station. If the Football God at Bloemfontein finally had some mercy in 2010. Why Lars Ricken was damned to tip the all and Rahn had to score from the backfield.

Golden Generation: An impressive video installation in German on a gigantic ball traces the steps from the 2006 home World Cup to the 2014 World Cup win in Rio de Janeiro. After the 3D cinema (German and English), the trophy room with our collection of original World Cup Winner´s Trophies and European Championship Cups is waiting for you. Curiosities, highlights and things from the Bundesliga and club football you have never seen before are waiting to be explored. Finally, the masterpiece in our permanent exhibition is the German football HALL OF FAME.

Important Information for visitors of the German Football Museum

On this page, we have compiled the answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Where is the German Football Museum? The German Football Museum is in Dortmund, right across the street from Dortmund Central Station – in the middle of downtown (Google Maps).

What are the German Football Museum´s opening hours? We are open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Mondays are closed. Last admission is at 4.00 pm. You can also find the opening hours in our ticket shop.

How much is a ticket for the German Football Museum? On location, the admission price for adults is 17 euros - 15 euros online. Families, students, and groups are eligible for reduced tickets. All prices are listed here.

Which languages does the German Football Museum offer? Text that describe exhibition objects are in German and English. On request, we offer guided tours in German, English, French, and Spanish. To book a tour, please write an email to gruppen@fussballmuseum.de.

I attend a game of Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04 or another Bundesliga club. Can I combine my trip to the stadium with a visit to the German Football Museum? Definitely. We highly recommend it. Our location right across from Dortmund Central Station is very convenient. We are only a few minutes away from SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.

How much time should I set aside for a visit to the German Football Museum? Because more than 1,600 exhibition objects and more than 25 hours of video and audio footage are waiting for you, you should plan on two hours, at least.

How is the German Football Museum´s exhibition structured? The first half is about the world of the German National Team, women´s football, and about football during the World Wars and in the GDR. You spend the halftime break in our 3D cinema. In the second half, the trophy room, the room of training and tactics, club football, the 360° Bundesliga Show, and the German Football HALL OF FAME are waiting for you.

Who can I contact in case of further questions? Prior to your visit, our staff is happy to assist you via Phone +49 (0) 231 22221954 Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. On location, our staff at the ticket counter as well as our staff on the exhibition floors is happy to answer any arising questions. You can also reach out to us via email at any time: info@fussballmuseum.de.

Can I take my jacket with me to the German Football Museum´s exhibition floors? No, jackets and bags have to be stored in our lockers in the cloak room (1 or 2 euro deposit).

Can I purchase something to eat and drink at the German Football Museum? Yes! The Shop & Bistro is right at the museum foyer. With Snacks and drinks as well as souvenirs, shirts and books. The N11 Bar & Restaurant on the second floor is open on weekends. You can also dine there without a ticket. On our forecourt, we also have a grill – there, you get a true German “bratwurst” with fries and beer.

Do you broadcast football games at the German Football Museum? We broadcast live games of the Bundesliga and national games that take place during the opening hours of the German Football Museum.

Is the German Football Museum handicapped-accessible? Can I access the exhibition with a wheelchair? Yes, the permanent exhibition is handcapped-accessible. Automatic doors at the entrance, elevators and handicapped-accessible toilets make for a high mobility. We offer guided tours for guests with disabilities. Guests with a disability degree of 70 and above are granted free admission, a “B” (eligible for a assistance) on the card of identification allows for an admission-free companion.

We take a company business trip to Dortmund. Does the German Football Museum offer B2B specials? Yes, our event team is happy to make you an offer. Please contact events@fussballmuseum.de or inform yourself here

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