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Colors of Duisburg - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Innenhafen Duisburg 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 residents of Duisburg and “typical” Germans. For example, they are also always ready to help, patient, and somewhat reserved. At the same time, they do not follow the rules as strict as, for example, in Magdeburg, Rostock, or Kiel. Duisburg residents are also not as loud as residents of Bavaria. They think first, but if they genuinely like something they prefer action over thinking.
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
Merry and trouble-free, lively and friendly – this is how foreigners usually describe local people. Duisburg natives are ready to talk on every theme. It is hard to define themes that are taboo in the region. Local people are liberal and tolerant, but they are ready to stand for their beliefs and argue until the end. Without a doubt, family is the main treasure in the life of any local. Here they are driven by the collectivist principles that do not coincide with the German individualism. Residents of Duisburg prefer relaxed style in clothes. They will never put on a suit in order to take a stroll in the city or go to work. Smart casual is a widely accepted office style.
Without a doubt, local cuisine is one of the best ways to get acquainted with the culture of the region. Just like in the rest of Germany, locals like meat products, and beer is certainly the main alcoholic drink in the city (residents of Duisburg usually prefer Altbier). Westphalian sausages, stewed beans, mashed potatoes with apple slices (this dish has a very romantic name, Himmel und Ääd, which means “Sky and Earth”), Flönz sausage, Westphalia ham, Rhenish sauerbraten, and Ähzezupp are the most popular national dishes of the region. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Duisburg will certainly please admirers of active vacations, since it provides the famous theme park called The Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park. This is a beautiful landscape park that was … Open
Festivals in the city simply cannot be boring. It feels like local people simply share their infinite energy with everyone around. The beginning of June is dedicated to one of the most famous events in the city - Rage Against Racism. This is an open-air festival that promotes, as one can easily guess, such ideas as equality, freedom, and tolerance. Among headliners of the event, there are always famous and popular musicians from different countries of the world. At Rage Against Racism, everyone will easily find music to fit their taste. The festival is a mesmerizing mix of such music styles as indie, pop-punk, hip hop, jazz, and many more. The last but not the least, it is absolutely free to visit this event that usually takes place at Jugendzentrum "Die Mühle".
Duisburg “Love is in the air” or, as residents of Duisburg would say «Die Liebe in der Luft liegt». This statement becomes absolutely real during one more popular event that takes place in the city, Luft & Liebe Open Air Festival. As a rule, this festival starts in the middle of May. During the event, all music fans have a unique opportunity to join the celebration and listen to quality electronic music and music of other similar genres. Fans of this music patiently wait a whole year to visit Luft & Liebe Open Air Festival and have fun at this fabulous event. It is possible to do that in a venue not far from Villa Rheinperle.
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Platzhirsch Festival is one more famous event in the city. It usually takes place in different locations in Duisburg, but Dellplatz is usually the epicenter of all celebrations. The festival’s program is usually quite large and diversified, and it includes literature readings, theatrical performances, and dancing shows. Attendees of this event should be prepared for various pleasant surprises. Children can also have fun – there is a special playground that kids simply adore. There is even a separate schedule of exciting activities for children, including interesting contests. The festival takes place at the end of November.
Fans of festivals of different genres can mark the end of June as that is the time for Traumzeit festival that takes place in Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord. The event’s visitors have an opportunity to listen to music of different genres, including jazz, techno rave, classical, new wave, pop, reggae, etc. Everyone will easily find a music genre to fit their taste. Of course, industrial music is also present in the lineup – the festival’s venue is quite unusual, it is a former steelworks. Naturally, it adds its special atmosphere to the whole event. Besides the music program, visitors are welcome to attend numerous art installations and watch light projections. There are also local delicacies available, so attendees will be sure not left hungry.
At the beginning of June, one more music event starts in the city. It is particularly appealing to all fans of heavy metal. This is In Darkness festival that takes place at a parking lot in the neighborhood of Meiderich not far from Jugendkultur DU-Nord e.V. One the day of the event, the parking lot turns into a place where everyone can relax and have fun. It is a grandiose festival, visitors of which can listen to different genres of this music style, from black metal to alternative. Among headliners, there are popular music bands from different parts of the world (mostly from Western Europe). Of course, visitors can listen to local music bands.
The beginning of August marks the start of a large gastronomic event that is called Weinfest. It is a street festival that usually takes place on Königstraße. Best winemakers from all regions of Germany visit this festival to offer their wine to numerous visitors. Despite the fact that local people usually prefer wine, the Bacchus’s drink and the festival dedicated to it are always very popular. Simply no festival is possible without sampling snacks and various wine appetizers, such as cheese, traditional Westphalian sausages, and cringles. Lively music entertains visitors and adds a special charm to the event.
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
Christmas is traditionally the most popular event in the festival life of the city. Colorful Weihnachtsmarkt opens there during the Christmas season. The largest fair trade takes place on Königstrasse where it is possible to try the traditional Glühwein and festive treats. Visitors also can skate in a rink and enjoy the mesmerizing atmosphere of the holiday season. There is a separate program for children with interesting attractions. The city has a truly fairytale atmosphere at this time of the year. Everyone feels that, so even unknown people can greet each other and wish well to each other.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Duisburg
♥   Basilika St. Suitbertus, Düsseldorf, 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Ludgerus, Essen-Werden, 18.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
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
♥   Castle 'Bleijenbeek Castle' , 53.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bergh Castle' , 60.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Duisburg

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Duisburg. Learn the best periods to visit Duisburg to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Duisburg.
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