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Information for families in Dortmund

All counseling centers in the city are still available by phone.

Unfortunately, personal counseling is not possible at this time.

In this situation, the educational counseling centers of the Youth Welfare Office and independent sponsors additionally offer telephone counseling for all family-related questions under the central telephone number +49 231 50 23269.

Specialists from the educational counseling centers are available for discussions at the following times:

  • Mondays to Thursdays from 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Thursdays until 5:30 p.m.
  • Fridays from 08:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Since not every family office can be reached at the moment, there is also a collective call number.
Collective call number: +49 231 50 27320

  • Monday to Wednesday in the time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday in the time from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday in the time from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Dortmund Public Health Department has set up a hotline for questions about coronavirus.
The hotline is available from Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The number is +49 231 50 13 150

Examinations and vaccination appointments with pediatricians/doctors (with registration) should continue to be made possible, except in case of illness.

The regional family benefits offices are currently closed to the public.

The service hotline at +49 800 44 55 30 can also be used to answer questions about child benefits.

On the website of the family benefits office, it is also possible to Skype, download required application forms or submit complete processes.

You can send further questions to the Familienkasse (Family Fund) Nordrhein Westfalen Ost by e-mail.

The child protection emergency number of the Youth Welfare Office can be reached day and night at +49 231 50 12345.

The Youth Welfare Office's emergency number provides further help in cases of abuse and sexual violence against children and young people.

The district social workers and social pedagogues of the youth welfare service are available by telephone as well as by e-mail for families, children or adolescents as well as people who live or work with children and adolescents.

For consultation and conversation needs it is best to write an e-mail.



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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bo­chum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.


The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.


The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).