Duisburg Things to Do

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    Botanical Gardens on the Kaiserberg

    by Weissdorn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Near the University of Duisburg on the Kaiserberg, they have some lovely botanical gardens. The gardens have been here since 1890, and are around 195 hectars, with a garden section, an herbal garden, a national plant bed, an ecological section, and even rare plants and flowers from the Alps and the dunes. There is no charge for visiting the garden yourself. If you want a guided tour, you should call the number below. The gardens are open everyday all year long from 8 a.m. until sunset. The best time to visit the gardens is in May.

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    Windmill Tour

    by Weissdorn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    When I was in school, my German teacher told me that there were more old windmills to see in Germany than there were in the Netherlands (around 400). I didn't really believe him until I got out a map, and you can see them everywhere, except in the South. You will find them along the Lower Rhine, in the Fens and along the North Sea Coast.
    In Duisburg you can visit the following historical windmills:

    Lohmannmühle, built in 1805
    Duisburg-Baerl, Augustastraße 17

    Lohheider Mühle, built in 1834
    Duisburg-Baerl, Lohheide Neighborhood, An der Lohmühle 11

    Bergheimer Mühle, built in 1724, and operated until 1830
    Duisburg-Rheinhausen, Bergheim Neighborhood, Bonnacker 64

    Stahlsche Mühle, built around 1910
    Duisburg-Meiderich, Bahnhofstraße 35

    Friemersheimer Mühle
    Duisburg-Rheinhausen, Friemersheim Neighborhood, Clarenbachstraße 14

    Kiebitzmühle
    Duisburg-Marxloh, Marienstraße 16

    Watermills:

    Moriansmühle, out of the 14th century
    Duisburg-Obermeiderich

    Sandmühle, first mentioned in 1634, parts of the mill go back to the 12th century.
    Duisburg-Huckingen, Düsseldorfer Landstraße 415

    You can get a map and more info at the tourist office. Open Mo-Fr from 9:30-18:00, Sa from 10:00-13.00.

    Restored Windmill
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    Inland Shipping Museum

    by Weissdorn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I had to laugh when I found out what the building used to be used for before it was a museum. It used to be a indoor swimming pool for one of those old "bath" houses from the 19th century.
    Now you can see this large old Rhine river sailing ship right in the middle of where the pool once was. You can even go under the ship, where you can see some of the stuff that lies around under the surface of the Rhine.
    The museum has a course from the beginning of travel on the Rhine in Europe up to the dwindling plight of the modern-day economic depression the plagues today's Rhine shippers. Particularily interesting is how welding revolutionized ship production over riviting and how this caused an economic boom in Duisburg.
    What's also nice to see is that sometimes you can find retired shippers sitting around telling stories about their experiences. If you can manage to share a table and the museum cafe, you they might share their stories with you.

    Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 - 6 p.m., and by appointment.

    Antique Rhine Sailing Ship
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  • The river Emscher

    by sabsi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Emscher, the river that runs through the Landschaftspark Nord used to be the dirtiest river in Germany. Now with less industry in the Ruhr area around it's clean again. So clean that reflexion pictures are possible again!

    River Emscher
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  • Landschaftspark Nord

    by sabsi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Until 1985 this was an iron works. After its closing it was turned into a huge park - full of nature and old parts of the factory. It's wonderful here, we spent hours here taking pictures and admiring the beauty of industrial history combined with lots of nature!

    An old hall of the iron works
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  • Landschaftspark Nord in the dark

    by sabsi Written Nov 17, 2002

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    On weekend evenings the park is illuminated as soon as it gets dark. It's beautiful to see all the green, blue and red lights making the factory buildings glow in the dark! Make sure to take your tripod and camera!

    Glowing in the dark!

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    LANDSCHAFTSPARK NORD

    by Bagillbaer Written Feb 25, 2003

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    LANDSCHAFTSPARK NORD


    This is an old, disused furnace area. They put some coloured lights here and there, some benches between the wild birches, some knobs on walls and chimneys, some knitted rope, sand and whoknowswhat everywhere, filled the Gasometer with water (whatfor? Well, to have a wee dive, of course ;0>) - et voilà: They created a fun park.
    There you can walk, cycle, play games, climb up the aforementioned chimneys and walls, sometimes listen to concerts and... AND... AND you can walk around at night!
    Pretty exiting, let me tell you that. Especially when you're going with the right persons...
    The whole place is scarcely lit by those coloured lights - making it look very spacy, beautiful and eventually spooky.
    You can warm up, get stuffed and prepare to see things as dizzy as the photos in chapter 2 of my travel gue in the site's restaurant, which is very cute. I think.
    I liked it there, because you can order 'Pommes' and what you get is just Pommes. Pommes is pommes frites/chips/french fries/Fritten whatever you call them, we call them Pommes.
    And usually you only get them as a side dish in restaurants.

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    View from high above

    by IceBear7 Updated May 10, 2004

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    These buildings were used as storage rooms: for the iron and coal mainly. Today you can walk around, there are childrens' playgrounds and climbing areas.

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    Watching the silhouette during sunset...

    by whvcebu Written Apr 18, 2004

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    ... to the other side of the Rhine river. Left the chemical industry of Sachtleben - Right the city of Homberg.

    Sunset from Ruhrort
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    Landschaftspark Nord "Gasometer"

    by Bigs Written May 3, 2003

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    Inside the old gas yard they opened a diving school lately.... Another strange location...don´t expect too many fish here!!!

    You can dive here........
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