The inner harbour has been revamped and is today one of the nicest places in the city for a stroll. Here you find a couple of good museums as well as boat life and several fun restaurants and pubs by the waterfront. A definate must for a feel of modern Duisburg.
Yes, soccer that is to Americans. MSV Duisburg plays in the Bundesliga as I am typing this, and they are called the Zebras so if you see zebra stuff in newspapers or on clothes all over town, that's it.
Outside the City Hall there is a German Football Route sign where you can read up on the team (yes, in English too).
The “Oscar Huber” is a museum’s ship. Previously used as a proper transport boat for the inland harbour, the “Oscar Huber” can now be visited to get a good idea of how life on board such a ship was like.
The city of Duisburg has one big attraction, and that's the Landschaftspark Nord. People who have not visited seems to be sceptical what it is, why they should go there, what they should do there. But once you've been there, you'll love it, and you always wanna go back!
You enter a former industrial site. Talking coal, talking iron, talking steel. Until twenty years ago, imagine noise, heat, dirt, work. Then all machines were stopped, nature took over again.
Today it's a recreational park, a very special one. The blast furnaces are still there - you may climb on top of it! Have a great view over the whole Ruhr region from the top. There is a climbing area, there is a diving tower, beer garden, restaurant, concerts, a summer movie festival.
It's facinating coming in daylight, walking around, using your imagination, wondering about how fast plants and flowers and trees took over. But the best thing is to come at night. Because there are lights! Red, blue, green neon light makes the whole thing unreal. There is moderate lighting during the week, and it's spectacular on Friday Saturday and Sunday nights. Come on a warm summer evening, bring your own beer, sit on top of the blast furnace and watch how dusk approaches - and the lights with it!
No matter what time you're there you'll always regret not bringing your camera :-)
Carneval at Margarete's "Copper Pot" (1)
"The "Harbor Pub" Chief Margarete"
Carneval - a season for any restaurant to be ready for a lot of guests arriving after the Carneval Parade.
Margarete masters her job and can mark a "Full House" on "Rosenmontag"
"Secretly behind the Scene"
This gentleman has achieved a new position in Margarete's Copper Pot. Silent but always on alert
"Michael - The First Officer ...."
... if Capt. Margarete is not around. On "Rosenmontag" busy and hectic at times.
"The cushion to lean on!"
Young love to Michael - she seems to be the silent manager never loosing control. With a certain smile she has a winning "controlling" - hand for what is goin' on in this pub.
"No Fiesta without the Playmates"
A family that knows how to celebrate at each and every occasion. Having resided formerly in the Polish territories they know how to handle "Hard Stuff"
"A Small but Great Guy"
Manny as we call him has sailed and cruised around the world. His favorites are local inshore regattas and international offshore races.
At the age of ...ty plus he intends to ride to the North Pole with an old motorbike. I wonder when he will start.
"Busy and business minded"
These two fit together, personalities each with their own strenghts forming an excellent set up.
"At the age of ...ty plus..."
still going strong, always ready for a smile and a joke