10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN DORTMUND

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After much of the city was destroyed during WWII, Dortmund has undergone an impressive revival to become the country’s most sustainable metropolitan area. Now, it’s an attractive place to visit with more than half the municipality consisting of waterways, woodland and agriculture despite the city’s industrial past.

Such an enviable helping of natural beauty has made Dortmund a hotspot for outdoor team-building activities including treetop adventure courses, SUP tours and woodland archery. There are also many experiences to be found within the contemporary city centre such as a tour through a local brewery—once one of the city’s chief industries.

In the following resource, we’ve compiled some of our favourite team-building activities in Dortmund. If you're looking for ideas or inspiration for your next offsite retreat, keep reading or add this page to your reading list for future reference.

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Escape the hustle and bustle with a SUP tour

  • Experience the breathtaking city landscape from the water, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets.
  • Combine a fun team-building activity with healthy physical exercise.
  • Fully-qualified ISA stand-up paddleboard coaches provide instructions to get you standing as quickly as possible.
  • The full duration of the course is between two and three hours.
  • The SUP equipment is of a high standard and well maintained.

Swing from tree to tree with a forest adventure

  • Explore a high-rope course integrated into the trees on a ​​20,000-square meter area. 
  • Attempt over 165 exciting climbing elements across 14 creative courses.
  • Experience obstacles like the Tarzan Rope, Spider's Web and zip lines.
  • Course heights range greatly from one to 24 metres.
  • The staff provide a full safety briefing before you embark on the course.
  • All equipment is of a high standard and well maintained.

Combine your skills to escape the room in time

  • Combine hidden clues and solve challenging tasks to escape the room within the given time limit.
  • Teams have just 60 minutes to successfully make their escape.
  • The venue can host groups of up to 70 people at one time.
  • Explore a variety of rooms with unique decorations, storylines and challenges.
  • The friendly gamemasters help you explore the full potential of your team.
  • A great team-building activity for improving communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Learn about Dortmund’s beer-brewing prestige

  • Learn about the long and successful brewing tradition of the largest city in Westphalia and the Ruhr area.
  • Discover ancient memorabilia and learn interesting stories about this thriving epicentre of beer.
  • Beer can be purchased for just €1 at the exit of the museum.
  • Enjoy a beer-tasting experience after you tour the museum.
  • The perfect activity for a team looking to learn and bond simultaneously.

Ride through the city streets on a Segway

  • Enjoy a fun and relaxing team-building experience as you explore the city on a Segway.
  • Choose from a variety of themed tours that last between 75 and 120 minutes.
  • Explore Dortmund’s art, culture, food, drink, history and heritage.
  • The friendly local guides deliver a tour that's entertaining and informative.
  • Before setting out, all participants are provided with full professional instruction.
  • Riders must be between 140cm and 205cm in height.

Outplay your opponent in a series of interactive games

  • Escape the daily grind as you face your colleagues in a series of modern interactive games.
  • Each player gets the opportunity to play six games such as Air, Cycles, Square, Black Swan, Heaven and Hell and much more.
  • Games are designed to test your intelligence, memory, dexterity, agility, reactions, nerves and problem-solving skills.
  • Enjoy a huge variety of games complete with unique goals and challenges.
  • A session can last anywhere between 90 and 180 minutes with up to 40 players per group.
  • Bond with your colleagues in a fun and immersive environment.

Out-putt your colleagues at the adventure golf course

  • Play in teams as you and your colleagues take on this 18-hole adventure golf course.
  • Celebrate after your session on a cosy terrace with freshly-grilled food and a cold draft beer.
  • The venue can accommodate large groups of up to 90 people.
  • This expansive adventure golf course spans a whopping 3,500 square metres.
  • All holes and equipment and extremely well maintained.
  • The holes are carefully designed and constructed with impressive scenery and faux turf.

Learn the ancient art of archery

  • Master the coveted art of ancient archery with tuition from experienced instructors.
  • Learn to control your mind and focus the mind as you improve your archery skills.
  • To conclude your experience, you’ll experience a “hunting round” as you aim for 3D targets in the form of deer, rabbits and wild boar.
  • The venue can host groups of up to 30 people at a time.
  • Analyse your archery equipment and learn about the different types of bows, strings and arrows.
  • The full experience is expected to last approximately two hours. 

Find balance with a guided yoga class

  • Choose from a range of yoga disciplines including Yin, Jivamukti, Forrest and Vinyasa yoga.
  • Receive professional tuition from experienced yoga instructors.
  • Experience yoga in a beautiful and serene yoga studio.
  • A range of classes is available for beginner and experienced yogis alike. 
  • Escape from the daily grind and immerse yourself in a world of calm and relaxation. 

Bolster your team with a team climbing experience

  • Organise an active and energetic climbing experience for your team.
  • Experience climbing instructors offer an introduction to rope climbing.
  • Take on a range of climbing routes of varying difficulty.
  • Climb longer and higher as you improve and gain confidence. 
  • Speciality “team events” focus on building cooperation and team spirit.
  • Relax in the on-site sauna after your session or unwind with a drink on the terrace.

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