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City of Dortmund
Coordinates: 51 ° 29 ′ 0 ″  N , 7 ° 28 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 104 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.16 km²
Residents : 3881  (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1,793 inhabitants / km²
Postcodes : 44139, 44225
Area code : 0231
Statistical District : 63
Stadtbezirk Aplerbeck Stadtbezirk Brackel Stadtbezirk Eving Stadtbezirk Hombruch Stadtbezirk Hörde Stadtbezirk Huckarde Stadtbezirk Innenstadt-Nord Stadtbezirk Innenstadt-Ost Stadtbezirk Innenstadt-West Stadtbezirk Lütgendortmund Stadtbezirk Mengede Stadtbezirk Scharnhorstmap
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Location of Brünninghausen in Dortmund
The Torhaus Rombergpark in Brünninghausen
Spring impressions in Rombergpark
Church on Hagener Strasse

Brünninghausen is the statistical district 63 and at the same time a southern part of the city of Dortmund . It is located in the Hombruch district . The place is very popular due to its proximity to local recreation areas such as the Dortmund Zoo and its proximity to the city center. The Brünninghausen district is not to be confused with the Brüninghausen district in the north of Dortmund.

Brünninghausen is characterized by mixed housing developments. On the southern border of the town, near the zoo, there is a small high-rise estate (up to 12 floors). Otherwise there are many exclusive residential areas here. Large single-family houses and villas predominate. The average income in Brünninghausen is one of Dortmund's top values ​​with an average of 50,650 euros.

Geographical location

The place is south of the city center at an altitude of 104  m above sea level. NHN . In the north Brünninghausen borders on the nature reserve Bolmke and the river Emscher , in the west on the districts of Renninghausen and Hombruch , in the south on Kirchhörde and in the east on Hacheney .


The formerly rural town of Brünninghausen emerged in the vicinity of the Brünninghausen house . This property was not originally at its current location, but near the Pieper intersection and belonged to the von Brünninghausen family until around 1300 . Later owners of the old castle were the Nordkerke family, to whom the Nordkirchenstrasse still reminds us today. The family built the moated castle Brünninghausen in 1350. The von Romberg family took over the entire property and built the great castle. In the 19th century, the classicist mansion was built, to which the mighty corner tower from 1571 was included. The house was called "Schloss Romberg" by the population. With the exception of the gatehouse and the ice cellar, it was destroyed by bombs during the Second World War. The Torhaus Rombergpark served as a defensive building and was the entrance to the castle at that time.

Gisbert von Romberg I had a botanical garden, today's Rombergpark, laid out in the vicinity of the palace . With trees over a hundred years old, the garden survived the Second World War well. A hotel and the former building of the Wihoga hotel management school, which built a new building not far from Romberg Park, stood on the site of the manor house until 2008. The entire site was acquired by the city of Dortmund in 1927 and is now used as a popular local recreation area. The park and the structural remains are first quality architectural monuments and are under monument protection. In the botanical garden of the park 1938 were Feuersteinbeil from the Stone Age found. It is exhibited in the Museum for Art and Cultural History of the City of Dortmund.

In addition to Brünninghausen Castle, there were two larger properties and associated cottages in the area of ​​today's Brünninghausen. The Brünninghauser Schultenhof, not to be confused with the Schultenhof in Renninghausen , burned down in 1908. It was not far from the intersection on the streets Hörde - Annen - Dortmund - Herdecke . The farm belonged to the noble seat of Brünninghausen, later to the Mellinghaus farm, and was the largest in the village. The lords of Mallinckrodt had been the landlords since 1419 . At first the Brünninghausen family did not succeed in buying back the farm. The Schultenhof, a fief of the noblemen of Volmestein and in succession of the lords of the Recke , did not return to the Romberg family (Conrad von Romberg) until 1575.

The original seat of the Lords of Brünninghausen stood on the site of the Mellinghaus farm. Later a monk named Henze ran the farm here. That is why it was called Mönchshof back then. In 1583 the farm became the property of Dietrich Mellinghaus . Dietrich was murdered by Spanish mercenaries in 1622 while trying to retrieve the horses stolen by the Spanish. In 1808 Napoleon passed a law to liberate the peasants. But it was not until 1856 that the Mellinghaus family was able to acquire the farm by replacing it with the Romberg family. Of the new courtyard buildings built in 1821, the house and barn were still standing at Hagener Straße 16 until 2005, but these buildings have now given way to a local supply market run by Lidl .

Mining began early on in the Brünninghauser area . The coal was originally mined in tunnels. The most famous mine was the Glückauf Erbstollen mine . Civil engineering was carried out on the Glückaufsegen colliery from 1840 until it was finally closed on May 15, 1926.


On December 31, 2019, there were 3,881 residents in Brünninghausen.

Structural data of the population of Brünninghausen:

  • Share of the population under 18-year-olds: 14.2% [Dortmund average: 16.2% (2018)]
  • Population share of at least 65-year-olds: 30.6% [Dortmund average: 20.2% (2018)]
  • Proportion of foreigners: 7.8% [Dortmund average: 18.8% (2019)]
  • Unemployment rate: 5.2% [Dortmund average: 11.0% (2017)]

The average income is around 80% above the Dortmund average.

Population development

year Pop.
1987 4246
2003 3864
2008 3802
2013 3963
2016 3898
2019 3881


The sporting figurehead is FC Brünninghausen , whose football department plays in the fifth-class Oberliga Westfalen in the 2016/17 season .

Worth seeing

Web links

Commons : Dortmund-Brünninghausen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population figures in the statistical districts on December 31, 2019 (PDF)
  2. Population share of the under 18 year olds Statistical Atlas 2019 (PDF file)
  3. Population share of at least 65-year-olds Statistical Atlas 2019 (PDF file)
  4. Nationalities in the statistical districts on December 31, 2019 (PDF file)
  5. Unemployment rates according to statistical districts on June 30, 2017 ( memento of the original from June 25, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF file) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /