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Culture of Duisburg. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Duisburg 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 Second World War, a number of interesting architectural and historical monuments have survived in its territory. The majority of sightseeing tours start from a visit to Dreigiebelhaus – one of the oldest buildings in Duisburg. Despite its age the house has been preserved to this day in its original form. The building of the house was completed in the middle of the 16th century. Today its premises are occupied by numerous art galleries and studios.
Tourists can learn about most important historical events and explore a collection of priceless exhibits in Museum of Urban History and Culture. The most famous cultural institution of Duisburg is located in an old flour mill. The globe of the internationally famous scientist and researcher Gerhard Mercator is considered the most valuable item in the museum. Besides this, the museum features an interesting collection of historical and ethnographic artifacts, and works of art, some of which relate to the period of the early Middle Ages.
Fans of art will be interested in visiting Museum of Wilhelm Lehmbruck. It is named in honor of the architect who designed the beautiful venue. The museum features works of sculptors from different parts of the world. The exhibition consists of about five hundred works. Probably, Lebensretter Fountain is the most recognizable symbol of the city. The fountain is located on Königstraße Street. Every day hundreds of people come to look at colorful fantasy creatures and take a memorable picture with them. The original fountain has become a real diamond of the city and soon after opening it has become one of its major attractions. Copyright
The largest shopping street of Duisburg, Königstraße begins near the railway station. The choice of shops on it is simply huge, from common clothing stores and exclusive designer boutiques … Open
The city is also home to numerous notable religious sites, among which guests should definitely not forget to visit St Johann Baptist Cathedral. The construction of the church took place in the beginning of the 9th century. Despite the fact that after many centuries the building has significantly changed its appearance and was repeatedly rebuilt, it is still considered the oldest church in the city. Modern architectural places of interest that definitely deserve attention of tourists include Microelectronic Centrum. This is a beautiful office center that was opened in 1996. The center is built in original ultra-modern style.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Duisburg and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Duisburg
♥   Palace 'Schloss Benrath' Düsseldorf, 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Electoral Palace' Bonn, 81.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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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
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Duisburg
♥   Basilika St. Lambertus, Düsseldorf, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Margareta, Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster-Basilika St. Quirin, Neuss, 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Viktor („St. Viktor-Dom”), Xanten, 32.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Laurentius, Wuppertal, 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster-Basilika St. Vitus, Mönchengladbach, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Ursula, Köln, 56 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Duisburg and near

Dom Cologne Cathedral

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
A beautiful sculpture of the Milan Madonna is located in the cathedral. It is also considered an outstanding sculptural creation in the Gothic style. Many beautiful legends are associated with Cologne Cathedral. According to one of them, the devil helped the architect Gerhard make drawings of the unique facade. The architect's wife managed to outwit the devil and save her husband's soul from a terrible fate. Another legend says that the devil was so angry at the deception that he predicted the end of the world on the day when the cathedral will be completed. Perhaps this is why one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world was never completed. … Read further

Abteiberg Museum

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
The year 1901 is considered the official date of the museum's foundation. It occupied several rooms in the city hall building for the first three years of its existence. The museum moved to the former Protestant school building in 1904. It was located there until 1925. The museum was moved to the Karl-Brandt House in 1926. It stayed there until 1944. This historic building was destroyed during the Second World War. So the museum had to find a new location. It was located in the Oskar-Kühlen-Haus building until 1982. The museum building is an outstanding architectural landmark of Monchengladbach today. … Read further
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