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Innenhafen Duisburg Duisburg is one of large European port cities and a former important industrial center. Nowadays the industrial zone of Duisburg is turned into a spacious park that has quickly become a favorite place of rest among locals and tourists. The city has many surprises and interesting events for its visitors; each year new entertainment centers, attraction parks, and hotels are opened for visitors and inhabitants of this wonderful city.
There are many beautiful and interesting places in Duisburg where one can have a great time with the whole family. Lovers of outdoor recreation often go to the park Blauer See … Open
The main sight of the city is a landscape park Duisburg Nord that has been formed in the middle of 80s. Here have been located steel works that are now turned into important excursion destinations. One of the blast furnaces has been equipped with observation area, from which anyone can enjoy panoramic looks of the city. There are several gardens, lawns, artificial ponds on the territory of the park. However, the most unusual facility is scuba diving center that has been organized in the former gas reservoir.
River port is the most beautiful quarter of the city. Several modern office centers, entertainment facilities and restaurants are built here. Near the landing pier are always moored beautiful yachts. Here are also organized river excursions and cruises. Three-bay pediment house is the oldest building of the city. It was built in the 16th century. For a long time this house has been owned by the local municipality and then it was given to young painters, modelers and designers. Today the house is the home to several art galleries and ateliers. Numerous exhibitions and other culture events often take place there. The building of the old port granary is today used to keep the exposition of Museum of History. Art connoisseurs should visit the Museum of Wilhelm Lehmbruck that exhibits 50 works of this internationally famous painter. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Duisburg is rich in restaurants of different culinary directions, but travelers are traditionally most interested in dining facilities that specialize in cooking national dishes. Interesting … Open
During the Second World War, almost all the historical buildings of the city were destroyed, only a few of them managed to survive. History lovers will have the opportunity to see the beautiful St. Johann Baptist Cathedral. It was built in the 9th century and is the oldest church in Duisburg. For more than a thousand years of existence, the cathedral has been rebuilt many times. Many interesting ancient relics are kept within its walls.
Duisburg The most interesting cultural institution is the Museum of Urban History and Culture. It is located in an old industrial building in which the flour mill was previously located. The multi-faceted exposition of the museum is dedicated, to the most outstanding events in the history of the city. There are many interesting exhibits dating back to the Second World War. Of particular value is a collection of archaeological artifacts dating back to the Middle Ages.
Residents of Duisburg are “people of the Rhine River”, and their national character is slightly different from the rest of Germany. However, there are still some similarities between … Open
There are many picturesque streets in the city, which are perfect for leisurely walks. A very interesting and beautiful street is the Königstrasse. On this street, there are many beautiful buildings that were built right after the war and the most beautiful fountain in the city “Lifesaver”. This fountain is decorated with an original sculptural composition. It is one of the most photographed attractions in the city.
The most popular attraction for tourists with children is the Duisburg Zoo. This is the only zoo in Germany, where you can see the koala. There are very spacious and beautiful aviaries for animals. On the territory of the zoo, there is also a very interesting exotic aquarium in which you can see freshwater dolphins. After acquaintance with the inhabitants of the zoo, its visitors can relax in the charming Chinese Garden. In it you can see many rare plants, as well as animals that were brought from China.
Beautiful and ancient city of Duisburg traditionally attracts tourists by its places of interest and various cultural sites. Despite the fact that the city was severely damaged during the … Open
Fans of beer will have the opportunity to visit the König Pilsener Brewery in Duisburg. Fascinating excursions are organized round it during which, visitors are offered to try the most popular brands of beer. On the territory of the factory, there is an excellent store where not only different types of beers are sold, but also original souvenir attributes. There is a brewery on the territory of the industrial district of Duisburg.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Duisburg
♥   Shopping area ' Königstraße' Duisburg, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Duisburg
♥   Castle 'Hardenstein Castle' , 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Bladenhorst' , 39.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Burg near Solingen' , 43.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Moyland Castle' , 50.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hückeswagen Castle' , 51.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Duisburg
♥   National Park 'De Maasduinen' , 48.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Meinweg' , 55.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Groote Peel' , 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Veluwezoom' , 85.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Hoge Veluwe' , 95.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Duisburg and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Folkwang' Essen, 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'museum Kunst Palast' Düsseldorf, 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen' Düsseldorf, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Duisburg from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Kolner Rathaus

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
During the reconstruction of the basement there were found ruins of the ancient Roman buildings. Today all rebuilt elements of the historical buildings are open for everyone. Another peculiarity of the Kolner Rathaus is the musical instrument that makes wonderful melodies with the toll. It has appeared in the town hall in 1958. This construction has 45 bronze bells. A lot of people come to listen to the sound of them.  … Read further

Kolner Dom

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
The well-known architect Gerhard has worked at the Domprojekt. As the legend tells, the devil helped him. This was the only way to explain the construction of such a grand architectural project. Every day, more than 20,000 people visit the Cologne Cathedral, which is to be graced by its magnificent interiors and the golden sarcophagus with its main sanctuary. The latter is a real masterpiece of jeweler art. For the decoration of the sarcophagus thousands of precious stones were used. In the cathedral there are also other sanctuaries - the Gerokreuz and the Milan Madonna, a unique statue from the 13th century. All those who are interested can climb up the Domgipfel and enjoy the panorama of Cologne, for which only 509 steps have to be overcome. … Read further
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