In the immediate vicinity of the venue there are a few hotels that are within a few short walk (prices in the photo are exemplary). The Mercure Hotel "Dortmund Messe & Congress Westfalen-hallen" is holding a contingent for the RRWC. The hotel is directly connected to the lecture halls and offers the shortest routes. Of course the Mercure Hotel is, like almost all hotels in Dortmund, is also prepared for our traveling four-legged friends.



Mercure-Hotel „Dortmund Messe & Congress Westfalenhallen“

Tel.: +49 (0)231/1204-241

Fax: +49 (0)231/1204-555


Room prices for the RRWC 2020 in the above Mercure Hotel include breakfast and parking and are for:

- a single room per night: EUR 115, -

- a double room per night: EUR 135, -


For booking your room early in advance please kindly use the following contact data:
Phone: +49 231 1204 245


Please book via email or telephone call directly with the hotel by using the booking reference: RRWC.



Further accomodations:


More accommodations in and around Dortmund can also be found under: or through offers by AirBnB. Additionally, we are also offering participants the possibility through arranging private accommodations with breeders and breed enthusiasts in the surrounding area. If you are interested in offering accommodation during the RRWC or if you would like to stay in private accommodation yourself, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Arrival by plane


Dortmund Airport has direct connections to and from many European cities.

Distance to the Westphalia-Halls Dortmund: 12 km (7 ½ miles).

Information: +49 (0) 231/9 21 37 70


Duesseldorf Airport: International Airport

Distance to the Westphalia-Halls Dortmund: 62 km (38 ½ miles).

Information: +49 (0) 211 421-0

Arrival by train


From almost all major cities to the main train station Dortmund.

Information: +49 (0) 800/1 50 70 90

Information on travel schedules is in the Internet under:


From the main train station Dortmund take the subway line U 45 direction “Westfalenhallen”.


Using public transportation, take the subway line U 45 (direction “Westfalenhallen”). You can easily get from the “Dortmunder” Central station within 10 minutes to the stop "Westfalenhallen".


From the city center of Dortmund (subway stations: “Reinoldikirche” or “Stadtgarten”) the U 46 brings you (in direction “Westfalenhallen”) in about 5 minutes, It also has a stop "Westfalenhallen".

Alternatively, take the U 42 (direction “Hombruch”) to the stop "Theodor-Fliedner-Heim ". From there it is a short walk to the exhibition center.


The way to the “Westfalenhallen” is posted at all the above mentioned stops. All stops are handicapped friendly.

Information: +49 (0) 1803/50 40 30


Arrival by car & caravan

Direct connection on the B1 (A 40) to the freeways:

A 1 "Hansalinie"

A 2 "Berlin-Hannover-Dortmund-Oberhausen"

A 42 "Duisburg-Dortmund"

A 44 "Dortmund-Kassel"

A 45 "Sauerlandlinie"

Signs will guide your way on the freeways.


If you use a navigation device, please enter "Rheinlanddamm 200" as your destination address, or the special destination "Westfalenhallen". From the destination address, please follow the signs closely. The entrance “Messe West” has its own access sign from the west.


There are enough parking spaces in the immediate vicinity for around about 8,800 cars and buses.


A camper site will be available close to the venue using parking spaces of the Westfalenhalle. Please book your camper site in advance by email: