German Football Museum

Building a home for German football! TRIAD Berlin developed the spatial design and dramaturgical concept of the German Football Museum in Dortmund, which presents the phenomenon of football in Germany in an emotional and vivid way on a floor space of 7,700 sq. m. – a "place of pilgrimage" for all football fans. The museum opened to the public on 25th October 2015.

  • Client
  • DFB-Stiftung Deutsches Fußballmuseum
  • Location:
  • Königswall, Dortmund
  • Year:
  • 2015


7,700 m2

  • Awards:
  • European Museum of the Year Award (Nominee) European Museum of the Year Award (Nominee)
    European Museum of the Year Award (Nominee)

Dramaturgically, the structure of the exhibition follows that of a football match:

There will be five areas – “Before the Game” (Emotional Warm-up), “1st Half” (The World of National Teams and German Football), “Half-Time” (Trainers and Tactics), “2nd Half” (The World of Football Clubs), and “After the Game” (Play Area) – in which visitors can experience the world of football in all its variety by means of both technologically innovative and classic presentation formats.

A multivision show introduces them to the history of football in Germany. A treasury displaying the trophies won by Germany's national team and football clubs as well as a “Hall of Fame” for the biggest German players present further emotional highlights of the exhibition.

All of these features will make the museum a vibrant meeting place and discussion forum for all members of the football family – including fans, clubs, associations, friends, supporters, partners, and sponsors. 

The architect's office HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner will be responsible for developing the architectural concept for the DFB Football Museum in Dortmund and will be in charge of the construction and land-use planning for the new building.