Dortmund, Germany
Explore Pokémon habitats within Dortmund's iconic Westfalenpark with thousands of Trainers from around the world. Attend Pokémon GO Fest 2019 on Thursday July 4th, Friday July 5th, Saturday July 6th, or Sunday July 7th. All days will offer the same enhanced experience but you can only choose one*.
€25
(€2 service fee + taxes not included; single‑day admission only)
Event
Pokémon GO Fest 2019
Location
Westfalenpark, Dortmund, Germany
Date*
July 4-7
Time
10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

*Pokémon GO Fest 2019 attendees may only purchase tickets for one day of the four-day event. Pokémon GO Fest 2019 in-app benefits are only visible to attendees who have purchased a ticket. Please review the Niantic Terms of Service and the Niantic Ticket Drawing Terms and Conditions for additional information.

†Ticket prices are not inclusive of fees or taxes. Accepted payment methods are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club credit/debit cards.

Challenges and Rewards
Work together not only with the thousands of Trainers in the park, but also millions of Trainers around the world. Complete challenges along the way to unlock amazing global in-game rewards. More details about these challenges will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Special Research
Conduct Special Research together within Westfalenpark to unlock exciting rewards.
GO Snapshot Photo Ops
Commemorate the experience by snapping photos with your favorite Pokémon at the many awesome photo opportunities around the park.
Team Lounges
Cool off and recharge in one of the three team lounges, where you'll meet your fellow Instinct, Mystic, or Valor teammates.
FAQs
GENERAL
Is the Pokémon GO Fest event accessible to everyone?

No. The Pokémon GO Fest is a restricted-access event. Access to the Westfalenpark including the participation in the event requires a previously purchased ticket. More information about the registration and ticketing process can be found here.

Does participating in the event cost anything?

Yes. The Pokémon GO Fest is a restricted-access event. Access to the Westfalenpark including the participation in the event requires a previously purchased ticket. More information about the registration and ticketing process can be found here.

What can I do in Dortmund even without a ticket to the Pokémon GO Fest?

The city of Dortmund offers a variety of attractions. Parks & museums are there to be discovered, cafes & restaurants invite you to linger and a varied program can be experienced. More information about the city and what it has to offer can be found at www.dortmund.de. There are info points for Pokémon GO fans in various parts of the city that invite you to play and hang out.

Where can I find more information about the event?

All information about the event can be found on the event page.

Why is the Pokémon GO Fest taking place in Dortmund?

The city of Dortmund is known for its hospitality far beyond Germany's borders. For this reason, the city of Dortmund and the host, Niantic, Inc., are working together on its implementation in a spirit of partnership and close cooperation. The Westfalenpark as well as the Ruhr-district city's scenery are influenced by industrial culture, providing an optimal environment for a special Pokémon GO gaming experience.

Will the Westfalenpark be opened to visitors who are not attending Pokémon GO Fest?

No. The Pokémon GO Fest is an entry-restricted event. The entrance to the Westfalenpark including the participation in the event requires a previously purchased ticket.

TICKETING
Do I need a ticket to attend the Pokémon GO Fest in Dortmund?

A ticket is required for admission to the Westfalenpark and to activate the event's game mechanics. More information about the registration and ticketing process can be found here.

Where can I buy tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest in Dortmund?

Unlike previous Pokémon GO events, this year you will need to sign up for the ticket draw for the chance to get up to 4 tickets in total. We are using this approach to give all trainers who would like to take part in the event a fair chance at receiving a ticket, as the total number of tickets is limited. The tickets are available through a brand new in-app ticketing system developed specifically and exclusively by Niantic and integrated into the Pokémon GO app. More information about the registration and ticketing process can be found here.

EVENT LOCATION
How do I get to Westfalenpark?

The Westfalenpark is close to the city center as well as the Westfalenhallen and Signal Iduna Park. The park is easily accessible on foot from the central station. Pay attention to the PokéStops with the "Pokémon GO Fest" logo on the day of the event - they will point the way to the park.

Those arriving by car may park at one of the numerous paid parking lots around the park. The address for your GPS device is: An der Buschmühle 1, 44139 Dortmund. Please then follow the signs to the parking lots.

SIM Card
How can I make sure, as a visitor from outside the European Union, that there are no issues with my mobile data connection at the event?

For the best possible gameplay experience at Pokémon GO Fest 2019, we recommend international attendees to purchase SIM cards with coverage provided by Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone or Telefonica. While your non-EU carrier may be able to provide international data roaming in the EU, the speed and reliability of service may be slower compared to the service provided by German cell phone carriers. The three major carriers (Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica) will be selling SIM cards in Dortmund’s city-center. Please note: Shops are closed on Sundays.

Where can I buy a SIM card during Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund?

The following shops will have offers for international guests during the event. The sales staff will be trained to assist with offers that are suited for Pokémon GO Fest attendees.

Telekom:

  • Telekom Shop - Megastore Dortmund, Westenhellweg 5, 44137 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Telekom Shop – Dortmund Fokus, Westenhellweg 83, 44137 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Telekom Shop – Dortmund Hörde, Herrmannstr. 48, 44263 Dortmund (am Phönix See) (Open: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Vodafone:

  • Vodafone Shop, Westenhellweg 52, 44137 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Vodafone Shop, Ostenhellweg 5, 44135 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Telefónica:

  • O2 Shop, Ostenhellweg 32-34, 44135 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.)
  • O2 Shop, Westenhellweg 85-89, 44137 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • O2 Shop, Thier Galerie Westenhellweg 102-104, 44137 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.)
  • O2 Shop, Westenhellweg 21, 44137 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.)
  • O2 Partner Shop, Rodenbergstr. 47, 44287 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • O2 Partner Shop, Hermannstr. 4-6, 44263 Dortmund (Open: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
ARRIVAL & ACCOMMODATIONS
How can I get to Dortmund?

Dortmund is easy to reach from all directions. Düsseldorf Airport can be reached in under 1 hour, and Cologne/Bonn Airport is less than 1.5 hours away. Berlin is only 3 hours away by train and Frankfurt is 2 hours away from the metropolitan area. In the area surrounding Dortmund there are more than 50 cities and communities that belong to the Ruhr metropolis and have an excellent connection to the city center of Dortmund.

By car:

Dortmund is surrounded by numerous major highways and is easily accessible from all directions.

  • From the north: Take the A1 from Hamburg to the junction Dortmund/Unna, then the A44/B1 towards Dortmund-Innenstadt. Alternatively via the A2 coming from Hannover. From the east: Coming from the direction of Kassel via the A44
  • From the south: Via the A1 from Cologne, the A45 from Gießen or via the A3/A40 from Frankfurt
  • From the west: Coming from the direction of Duisburg via the A40 or via the A42 coming from Oberhausen.

By plane:

Dortmund has its own airport: https://www.dortmund-airport.de/

For participants arriving from further afield, transit via one of the following airports is recommended:

From all these airports there are direct Deutsche Bahn train connections to the venue in Dortmund.

By train:

Dortmund central station is located in the middle of the city. From there, the Westfalenpark is accessible either on foot or by public transport. The Deutsche Bahn lets you easily reach all surrounding cities as well as all other destinations within Germany.

Where can I park?

Several thousand parking spaces available around the Westfalenpark, most of which are privately operated and therefore subject to a charge. An exact overview can be found here. We recommend using public transport.

Where can I stay?

There are a variety of hotel rooms and other accommodation options in Dortmund and the entire Ruhr metropolis. For an exact overview and booking please use the usual booking portals.

The city of Dortmund is very easy to reach, within 1 hour's drive there are more than 10 other major cities such as Bochum, Essen, Duisburg, Wuppertal or Hagen offering a large number of rooms.

How can I get around in Dortmund?

Dortmund has a well-developed public transport network. You can find all the information at: www.bus-und-bahn.de/29716.html

The Westfalenpark is best reached via the subway stations "Westfalenpark" or "Märkische Straße".

How far is the Westfalenpark from the main train station?

The Westfalenpark is less than 2 km from the main station; the park can be reached on foot in about 30 minutes.