Foto: Nadine Albach

Searching apartment ads

Apartment advertisements can be found on the Internet or in newspapers. You also have the possibility to apply directly for an apartment with a housing company. Some companies keep a list in which you can be registered as looking for an apartment. You will be informed as soon as a suitable apartment is found. Contact details of some Dortmund housing companies can be found below.

Searching online

Apartments are also easy to find on the Internet. Here you can set exactly how big (number of rooms and square meters) and how expensive (maximum rent) the apartment should be, as well as specify the district in which you would like to live. You will then be shown only those apartments that match your specifications, for example, you can search for apartments in Dortmund using the following links:

A room in a shared apartment:

Searching in the newspaper

The Dortmund newspapers also offer apartments. The Ruhr Nachrichten and the Stadt Anzeiger offer apartments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In the WAZ you can search for apartments daily.

Explanation of abbreviations

Abbreviations are often used in the housing advertisements. Here is a list of some of these abbreviations.

BK                  Operating costs

Blk.                 Balcony

DG                  Top floor

EA                   Energy Performance Certificate

EBK                fitted kitchen

EG                   ground floor

Etg.                 Floor

Gge.               Garage

G-WC            guest toilet

HK                Heating costs

KDB              Kitchen/ hall/ bathroom

KM                Cold rent

KT                 Security deposit

Maison.        Maisonette/flat with 2 floors

MM               Monthly rent(s)

NK                Upper floor

prov.frei      free of commission

Stellpl.          Parking space for one car

Tgl.-Bad       Daylight bathroom (with window)

Wfl.               Living space

Whg.             Apartment

WM              Warm rent

Zi.                  Room


Housing companies

Landgrafenstr. 77, 44139 Dortmund
0231 10 83-0


LEG Wohnen NRW – Mieterservice
Karl-Harr-Str. 5, 44263 Dortmund
0211 7407400


Vivawest Wohnen GmbH
Kronprinzenstr. 53, 44135 Dortmund
0231 39693-0


Butzstraße 48, 44359 DO-Nette
Westerfilder Str. 33, 44357 DO-Westerfilde
Servatiusstr. 19, 44369 DO-Huckarde
Rahmer Str. 299, 44369 DO-Jungferntal
Holtkottenweg 11, 44339 DO-Eving
Ringofenstr. 38, 44287 DO-Aplerbeck
0234 414 7000-00


Housing cooperatives

Gemeinnützige Wohnungsgenossenschaft Dortmund eG
Neuer Graben 96, 44137 Dortmund
0231 5347280


gws-Wohnen Dortmund Süd eG
Am Schallacker 23, 44263 DO-Hörde
0231 941314-0


Spar- und Bauverein eG Dortmund
Kampstr. 51, 44137 Dortmund
0231 182030