Titelfoto Duisburg ©Tanja Evers


Duisburg owes its location on the Rhine and Ruhr to its foundation over 1,000 years ago. Even today, the theme of water is omnipresent in the city because the two elements of water and fire have always shaped Duisburg. Shipbuilders and steelmakers have made the city what it is today. Thus, the internationally shaped port city offers many exciting opportunities that not only visitors but also residents should get to know.

Directly behind Duisburg City Hall, the banks of the inner harbour invite you to take a stroll. Restaurants and bistros are housed here in former warehouse buildings. Relaxation in idyllic nature can be found at the Sechs-Seen-Platte, lined with dense forest. Canoeing, water skiing and dragon boating are all possible at the Duisburg Sportpark.

Duisburg also offers a wide range of cultural activities. Outstanding events and festivals, important art museums and unique concerts, theatre and ballet performances characterise the leisure life of this versatile and multifaceted city.


Innenhafen Duisburg ©Tanja Evers

Inner Harbour

Duisburg was an important trading town in the Middle Ages and a member of the Hanseatic League. Duisburg's economic revival came in the course of industrialisation. With its numerous mills at today's Duisburg Inner Harbour, it developed into the "breadbasket of the Ruhr region". Today, Duisburg's inner harbour is a popular destination for tourists.

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Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord ©Nikolay Dimitrov

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

The Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord is a disused iron and steel works that was converted for tourism in the 1990s. Today, numerous events take place on the grounds of the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park, former bunkers have been converted into climbing walls and an old gasometer has been turned into a diving landscape.

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Tiger & Turtle ©Nikolay Dimitrov

Tiger & Turtle

On the Heinrich-Hildebrand Höhe, a former slag heap, the artist duo Heinrich Mutter and Urlich Genth have created a landmark for the city of Duisburg. The walk-on roller coaster Tiger & Turtle is a popular photo motif and is known far beyond the borders of Duisburg. It offers a unique view over the city of Duisburg.

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