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Artworks on campus

Have you ever noticed a big red gear wheel on the TU campus? Colorfully painted buildings or even a winged unicorn? The TU Dortmund campus now has an extensive collection of artwork created by various artists.

A large part comes from the collection of industrial sculptures on the campus of the University of Dortmund by Reinold Knümann.

The teeth of two large red steel gears get caught. © Jürgen Huhn​/​TU Dortmund

All artworks are freely accessible and can be visited. The map below can be used to view the locations of the artworks, as well as a suggested route for an artistic discovery tour of the campus.

Full screen interactive map

Note: The art trail as well as the locations of the artworks can be selected in the legend at the top right.

Location & approach

The campus of the TU Dortmund University is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the A45 crosses the B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by the bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offers an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund main station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.