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    What I still have to do...

    by ettiewyn Updated Sep 30, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Always leave something for the next visit! These are the things I didn't do in Duisburg so far and that I want to do when going back:

    Rhine Promenade - there is another Rhine Promenade which, according to my dad, is much nicer

    Boat trip - trips on the Rhine and around the harbour are offered by the company "Ruhrorter Personenschifffahrt"

    City centre - see the city centre, including Salvator Church and historical buildings

    Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum - Museum of Culture and the History of the City

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    • Cruise

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    Innenhafen

    by Sjalen Written Sep 20, 2007

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    Innenhafen

    Favorite thing: 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.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Historical Travel

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    View from the top of the blast furnace

    by IceBear7 Written May 10, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Some decades ago, there was nothing in the Ruhr area but industrial sites and mines and dirt. Today lots of people think it's still the same, but the region has changed so much over the last years, and as you can see, there are lots of trees and green areas around. Nature is taking over again!

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    On Aug. 4, 2003 ...

    by whvcebu Written Apr 19, 2004

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    A hot summer 2003

    Favorite thing: ... I walked to the River Rhine, 10 minutes from my house. During a busy week I pass this bridge several times as it connects the "Niederrhein" (country side of Germany's low lands neighboring to Netherlands)with the industrial part of the City of Duisburg, known to be the biggest inland harbor of Europe. The place where the Ruhr meets the Rhine is historically important for much more than the transshipment industry.

    Fondest memory: This year temperatures are extremly hot in summer as it was yesterday with 40.2 C (104 F!!). Level of the water is extremly low and where I am standing normally the water flows.

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    Visit the zoo

    by challenger Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Duisburg Zoo is an absolute must see if you’re in or around Duisburg. It is on huge premises and is one of the best-kept zoos you are ever likely to find. It has the biggest ape house in Europe and has successfully managed to raise dolphins and whales in captivity.

    Don’t miss the dolphin show or the whale feeding…..

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    Modern Art Stroll

    by Weissdorn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Oiseau Amoureux Fountain

    Favorite thing: Duisburg is a patron city of modern art. Among the more interesting sculptures to see is this huge fountain in the middle of the city by Niki de Saint Phalle, or Catherine Marie-Agnés Fal de Saint Phalle, daughter of a French banker and an American. The colourful fountain is called the "Oiseau amoureux Fountain". The Duisburgers cover their mouths when they say "the Birdman doing a fat chick".

    Fondest memory: You can see a number of modern sculptures without paying anything in the pedestrian zone in downtown Duisburg, or in the Immanuel Kant Park nearby, where the Lehmbruck Museum is located.

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    A Walk along the Rhine

    by Weissdorn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A walk between rain showers

    Favorite thing: One of the most refreshing things you can do if the weather is nice is to talk a long walk along the banks of the Rhine. Since there are no hills between here and the North Sea, you can almost always expect a fresh breeze from the West in the afternoon.

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  • Landschaftspark Nord

    by sabsi Written Nov 17, 2002

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    Trains stopped here to unload the ore

    Favorite thing: Landschaftpark Nord is a huge park on the grounds of a former ironworks. Here you can walk around for hours just looking at old factory buildings and wild nature. On weekend evenings the main buildings are illuminated which is really nice as well!

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    Duisburg on-line

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Well, being in Duisburg for one hour, I can't really tell much, but the park in the center was nice.

    Anyhow, to find out more, check the official site:
    www.Duisburg,de

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