Temporary Exhibitions at the Borusseum

In addition to the permanent exhibition that showcases the history of Borussia Dortmund, the BORUSSEUM also hosts temporary exhibitions on a variety of themes. Past exhibitions, which provide an impression of the diverse topics covered, can be found on this page.

Events at the Borusseum

The BORUSSEUM hosts a range of events including readings, musical evenings, anniversary celebrations, regular tradition evenings, and the "Day of Remembrance" on January 27. These events often extend beyond the themes of "BVB" and "football," offering a broader cultural and historical perspective.

In celebration of the 50th birthday of the world's most beautiful stadium on April 2, 2024, a special exhibition will open at the BORUSSEUM the following weekend. Museum directors Sarah Hartwich and Melanie Wanczura have secured a special cooperation partner for this event: students from the Design Department of FH Dortmund developed ideas and concepts, which they then implemented.

The temporary exhibition "50 Years Stadium" showcases a mix of analog and digital exhibits about the stadium, its history, and its stories. It will cover not only its role as the home stadium of Borussia Dortmund but also its significance during World and European Championships and events such as the BVB Christmas Singing. A large, narrative cross-sectional model offers insights into the stadium and its many little stories. With a smartphone or tablet, visitors can explore additional three-dimensional features through Augmented Reality, including a surprise guest from the club's history. Video projections will illuminate five emotional decades, highlighting both highs and lows.

Another highlight of the exhibition is a Virtual Reality experience that can be enjoyed on a mini South Stand: physically, visitors stand on a small replica, but virtually, they will experience the unique feeling of being part of the real South Stand.

Admission to the special exhibition is included in the museum entry fee.

On Sunday, April 16, EMMA will celebrate her 18th birthday at the world's most beautiful stadium.

Starting April 16, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, you can see EMMA's black and yellow adventures from the past 18 years at the BORUSSEUM. EMMA has displayed some of her best memories, including numerous photos, videos, and jerseys! While you're there, you and your family can also explore the entire BORUSSEUM! Good to know: children under 6 years old get free admission, and members only pay €6.

Im Herbst 2022 hat sich der 1000. offizielle BVB-Fanclub gegründet. Diese bemerkenswerte Zahl steht symbolisch für das beispiellose Engagement und die bedingungslose Treue aller BVB-Fans weltweit. Deshalb möchte Borussia Dortmund diese Zahl zum Anlass nehmen, allen BVB-Fanclubs mit einer Sonderausstellung im BORUSSEUM für ihre jahre- und jahrzehntelange Unterstützung zu danken.

In dieser Sonderausstellung soll es ausschließlich um die Fanclubs von Borussia Dortmund gehen. Im Fokus stehen unter anderem die Geschichte der ersten Fanclub-Gründungen, das Leben innerhalb der Fanclubs sowie die grenzenlose Vielfältigkeit, mit der die Fanclub-Mitglieder die schwarzgelben Farben nicht nur regional, sondern auch überregional repräsentieren.  

Die Sonderausstellung ist ab dem 17.11. geöffnet. Taucht also ein in die BVB-Historie und wandelt auf den schwarzgelben Spuren des Vereins und der dazugehörigen Fanclubs. Das BORUSSEUM ist täglich von 9.30 Uhr bis 18.30 Uhr geöffnet (letzter Einlass 18 Uhr).

Twenty-five years ago, the slogan "kick racism out" was created by the Fan Project Dortmund. No one could have predicted the success story these three words would write.

Despite its grammatically questionable usage, the slogan became not only the hallmark and core direction of the Fan Project but was also adopted by other fan project locations, the learning center, and, not least, by BVB for numerous actions and projects. Together, they contributed to the wide dissemination and unparalleled recognition of "kick racism out" in the fan scene.

The 25th anniversary is a reason for Fan Project Dortmund e.V. to celebrate this slogan appropriately. Together with many dedicated fans, they worked on various anniversary projects. One such project is the exhibition "25 Years of Kick Racism Out." In a working group consisting of dedicated fans, BORUSSEUM staff, and the Fan Project, we developed the content for the exhibition and designed the displays.

The exhibition provides visitors with insights into the historical development of tackling forms of discrimination around BVB from various perspectives. Eyewitnesses from the three decades share their experiences, including people who have been or are affected by discrimination, and scholars who offer their perspectives on forms of discrimination in football.

Since ballspiel.vereint! first brought an exhibition with an anti-discriminatory focus to the BORUSSEUM in 2014 with 'Tatort Stadion 2', some time has passed. This is reason enough to now present 'Fan.tastic Females – Football Herstory'! Starting November 15, 2018, the exhibition will be on display at the Borussia Dortmund club museum, offering extensive insights into the diversity of female fan careers in Dortmund, Germany, Europe, and beyond. The organizers aim to tell the stories of fantastic women - stories about their love and passion for the sport, their journeys to the stands, their greatest, most impressive, funniest, and even their less pleasant moments in football.

Visitors can expect an interesting program accompanying the exhibition: the opening event on November 15, 2018, from 11:00 AM at the BORUSSEUM, a workshop day titled "Women to the Stands, So the Stands Live" on November 17, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the stadium, as well as extended opening hours of the BORUSSEUM until 8:00 PM on November 16 and 22, 2018!

ballspiel.vereint! particularly invites everyone to participate in the workshop day, where an initial input on gender relations in football stadiums will be provided. Following this, women will have the opportunity to prepare for self-assertion on the stands with an experienced martial artist. Meanwhile, male participants will discuss strategies in a separate working group to support female fans in solidarity and reconsider behaviors that might hinder this. A third workshop will work across genders to develop strategies to make women more visible in the context of football. Further details on the workshops will be announced in the coming days! Participation in the workshop day is free of charge. Registrations are now being accepted at ballspiel.vereint! via [email protected] (please specify the desired afternoon panel).

The temporary exhibition can be viewed for free. Guided tours are available on weekends by appointment. Detailed information will soon be published on www.fan-tastic-females.org, the corresponding Facebook page, and www.borusseum.de.

The BORUSSEUM looks forward to welcoming many visitors!

The exhibition, conceived by the Centrum Judaicum in Berlin, was first shown there after the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Now it is also on display at the BORUSSEUM, the Borussia Dortmund Museum, starting from November 5, 2017!

The exhibition highlights the significance of Jews in German football. Jewish footballers, coaches, journalists, and officials played a key role in popularizing football in Germany. They were pioneers of German football, celebrated, revered, and respected as role models embodying the spirit of fair play. Their revolutionary visions and methods set standards that influenced German football for a long time. For example, when FC Bayern Munich won the German championship for the first time in 1932, Jewish club president Kurt Landauer and Jewish coach Richard "Little" Dombi were celebrated as heroes in Munich.

Who today remembers striker and national player Julius Hirsch (1892-1943), who became German champion with Karlsruher FV among others? Or Gottfried Fuchs, whom future national coach Sepp Herberger called "my idol" and "the Franz Beckenbauer of my youth"? The gifted center forward scored ten goals in a single match against Russia at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm—a record in Germany that remains unbroken to this day.

In 1933, their successful careers were abruptly ended. The Nazis ensured that Jewish athletes, coaches, and officials were excluded and ostracized from clubs. Until November 10, 1938, Jews were only allowed to play in Jewish clubs, after which all sports activities for them were banned. They shared the fate of all European Jews, being persecuted and in many cases murdered in concentration camps. Thus, the exhibition reflects the fate of Jewish footballers.

After World War II, German Jews never again played a comparable role in German football. Their achievements were suppressed and forgotten. The exhibition "Kickers, Fighters, Legends" aims to recall this chapter of German football history while also addressing current developments in football in its concluding section.

The Centrum Judaicum Berlin enabled a reproduction of the exhibition, funded by the DFB Cultural Foundation. Through the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation, this exhibition is available free of charge.