International Centre

Your contact point for all questions, requests and information during the Kirchentag

The International Centre (IZ) is the meeting point for international participants and their hosts. The IZ team is available throughout the Kirchentag to offer help with any questions or problems in a variety of languages. There is also a cafe where you can take a break and meet up with other participants and with the members of the International Committee of the Kirchentag.

Here you will also find the International Reception Desk (Teilnehmendenservice Ausland) where international visitors can get help with their registration, information about accommodation. The passes and programme folders will be shipped within the EU (incl. Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) to North America and Israel – not to visa obligatory countries. We ask those participants to pick up their tickets upon arrival. If you booked a private accommodation, please contact your hosts before travelling to Germany.

Other services offered at the IZ include volunteer language stewards who will go with you to events with no interpretation. They do not give a full translation but will give you a summary of what is said. Daily prayers offered in different languages, rooms available for a group discussion or meeting.

You can find us here

Kongresszentrum, Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund, EG, Number One, Westfalenhallen, Innenstadt West
Nearby station: Westfalenhallen, U45 and U46 (metro lines from Hauptbahnhof/Main Station, Kampstrasse or Stadtgarten)

Opening hours

Tue, Wed 09.00–24.00
Thu, Fri, Sat 09.00–20.00


Tel: +49 231 99768-515