Both the city’s official website and its Wikipedia entry now offer extensive information on Dortmund. There are also hundreds of photos in these locations.
Sometimes I also take Photos in Dortmund. You can call this my personal perspective on the city.
Beer and Nightlife
Not so long ago Dortmund used to be “Europe’s No 1 Beer City”, with the highest annual production and a strong export. Those great times are definitely over... Still there’s a number of nice beers, some of which are exported even to remote locations: DAB, Brinkhoff’s, Kronen and last but not least Hövels. The “Bierkulturinstitut”, a travel guide for Japanese tourists offers photos of logos and breweries of many, many German beers, including some from Dortmund.
donight.de shows where to party in Dortmund: clubs (aka “Disko”) + bars (aka “Kneipe”) + parties + events (Veranstaltungen) + forum... with a huge database, links to a city map (Stadtplan) for all entries and get-there-and-back links (hin & weg) for to the VRR’s timetable information. Great site!