Duisburg Travel Guide

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Duisburg Things to Do

  • The imposing Salvatorkirche

    The Salvatorkirche is an uncompromisingly imposing piece of architecture that dominates the Duisburg skyline. There has been a church on this site since at least 1316, but it was extensively extended and reworked over the centuries before being bombed to smithereens during World War II. The church took 15 years to rebuild in the neo Gothic style of...

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  • Museum ships "Oscar Huber" and "Minden"

    Close to the Museum of Inland Shipping, there are also two historical ships that can be visited. They are moored in a quieter corner of the harbour and for a small charge, you can come aboard and discover all the nooks and crannies of these ships.The Oscar Huber is the bigger one, it is an impressive paddle steamer. It was built in the 1920s in...

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  • Landscape Park Duisburg Nord

    The name of this attraction is actually a little misleading - yes, it is a park, but it is not your average park of lawns, trees and flowers. On the contrary, it is a unique park created on the grounds of former ironworks. The huge pillars and remnants of the old ironworks have been left standing here, and nature is slowly reclaiming them, creating...

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Duisburg Restaurants

  • Eating in a naval atmosphere

    The Schiffchen, meaning "small ship", is a restaurant next to the Museum of German Inland Shipping. It keeps the theme of the museum, being located in a rough building made of bricks which are visible in the interior and a large counter. Still, it is not one of the traditional harbour pubs, but rather has rather a stylish atmosphere.As it was a...

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  • Close to the train station

    Ocho is a mexican-style restaurant and bar that is very close to the train station. Due to this convenient location, my dad and I have had lunch there many times after I had arrived in Duisburg by train. I must admit, though, that apart from the location this is not one of my favourite restaurants. The main reason for this is that, although staff...

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  • Exactly my kind of pub!

    Oh my! If there were ever a restaurant tailored to my specifications, this is it!!!I stumbled upon this pub after two intensive days of business. I am more than a gannet than most people, but after a day or two, I find business lunches/suppers a bit wearing: we of peasant stock can only take so much rich food in upmarket restaurants!Anyway, Schacht...

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Duisburg Nightlife

  • Independent cinema

    The Filmforum is a local cinema that is partly financed by the city and shows a variety of high quality films that might otherwise escape attention. Though not the best place to find the latest blockbuster on release, you will always find smaller, more independent productions from all over world on show there. Though most movies in Germany are...

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  • Goth night at Pulp

    Each thursday is Goth/80s/Medieval/Industrial night at the Pulp Nightclub and Restaurant. Held in a large castle full with the ambiance of a medieval castle intact with decor and furnishings ...mult-roomed normally with 3 club rooms. An 80's/new wave court, upstairs a Medieval/Goth music club room, and "The Cave" for...

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  • Waterfront bars

    In the inner harbour this Cuban style bar (also existing in Düsseldorf) is a great place which I would gladly have stayed in had the family not been very tired and the VT meeting come to and end. I am sure the romantic view of Cuba given is not to everyone's liking but well, it is the style so typical of trendy western European bars and they do it...

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Duisburg Transportation

  • To Duisburg by train

    Duisburg is easily accessible by train. When I go there, I usually take the regional train from Cologne which takes about 45 minutes and also stops in Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf Airport. Apart from many regional trains to other cities, there are also ICE trains to Berlin, the Netherlands and other destinations.The main station (Hauptbahnhof) is...

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  • Tram it

    Duisburg has an excellent tram based public transport system once you figure out the complex ticketing system (see "warnings") and the way to change platforms as well as where trains actually stop in the city centre stations! The central station is the hub for most lines and the major (underground) stations are the ones with best map services of...

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  • By train

    Duisburg could not be easier to reach, even those of us coming from Copenhagen can get there by direct night train :))) Smack bang in the Ruhrpot, Duisburg is on the main Hamburg to Heidelberg/Stuttgart line which also includes direct Dortmund, Essen and Cologne connections and distances are short between the latter bunch so a daytrip from there is...

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Duisburg Shopping

  • All for 1 Euro

    The owners of the shop had the idea to sell all at 1 Euro. Mass articles for daily use, knifes, spoons, postcards, tools (mostly made in China) whatever you can think is sold for 1 Euro 1 Euro each item

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  • You can buy anything

    The Koenigsstrasse is the most preferred shopping boulevard of Duisburg. From the train terminal it stretches through the entire city with a large pedestrian zone. With the beautiful trees lining the pedestrian area there is plenty of shadow during hot summer days.The name Koenigsstrasse was chosen in memory of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm...

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Duisburg Local Customs

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    by Sjalen Updated Sep 24, 2007

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    I know I have mentioned two brewpubs but the fact still remains: König Pils is the most famous of drinkables in Duisburg as it is one of Germany's most famous pils brands and brewed here. No pils-drinking German would ask for a König however - just ask for a Kö-Pi. It is served in just about all bars in town so there's no way you can miss it. Should you want to really indulge, the Kö-Pi's own bar in Düsseldorfer Strasse is where to do it. The brewery can also be visited by groups of ten or more (above 18s only) if you contact them (details below).

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Duisburg Warnings and Dangers

  • Guidance on photography in churches:...

    Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the most powerful influencethat has shaped European cultures of the past couple of millenia.Unlike some other religions - where access to places of worship may be restricted to members of that religious group or a specific gender - the...

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  • Those pesky ticket machines

    I know I've said it before, when the DB ticket machines have been causing bother. Well, here it is the local public transport machines! I do not know what it is with German ticket machines since this country is capable of spitting out the most amazing industrial features, yet fail to come up with a decent solution to non car drivers :))) Stations...

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  • Police is watching you

    Even if you are with your sailboat, paddle boat or motoryacht on one of Duisburg's water ways don't drink alcohol while you are responsible for your boat.Police have fast patrol boats with which they come alongside your vessel and check out any failures be it overweight on freighters, throwing garbade into the river or harbor, checking the captains...

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Duisburg Tourist Traps

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    by challenger Written Feb 3, 2003

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    Though promoted by the city as THE major tourist attraction, a harbour cruise for most people is a complete waste of money. What you end up seeing is a bunch of dilapidated industrial sites, some still in operation, others relics that closed down long ago. And just when you catch a glimpse of the beautiful Niederrhein (Lower Rhine Valley), the cruise takes a U-turn back home. Strictly only for the people seriously interested in industrial history.

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Duisburg What to Pack

  • Be prepared for sudden temperature...

    Always travel easy - Be prepared for cold - hot - rainy days. No need to bring anything as all is locally available,. unless you need your special kind of toiletries and medical supplies All films available In case you like to do some camping it is allowed along the shores of the Rhine in particular places. During early spring and fall foggy...

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  • If you go to the Landschaftspark at...

    A tripod and a camera that can take better night pictures than mine ;-) I had a tripod but it wasn't much use as my camera couldn't do what I wanted it to do... maybe I should re-read the manual ;-) A flash light! Some bits of the park are really dark at night so it's easier to walk and to find your way if you have one. We didn't have one, it...

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Duisburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Historical bridge towers

    While walking from the museum to the two ships, we discovered two interesting towers. I took pictures of them, but we didn't know what they were and why they were built so close to the river. Doing some research at home, I found out that these towers were once connected to an old bridge. Today, you can see the huge "fake suspension bridge" (I don't...

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  • Out and about my residence in Duisburg

    Discover Duisburg, the big city in the west of the Ruhr region, the top centre on the Lower Rhine! From the landing bridge of the white fleet you can take marvellous cruises through the biggest inland harbor of Germany

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Duisburg Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    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).

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  • Climbing

    Climbing is big business in Duisburg now that they have the Landschaftspark Nord to practice in. Still, it looks a bit fun to see the Deutscher Alpen Verein, i.e. Alpine Association, represented on the site when we're talking the river plains of the Ruhr and Rhine rather than anything vaguely Alpine :))) But here they are and they are so big that...

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  • Climbing at the Landschaftspark

    I haven't been climbing year myself -yet, but it's just great watching the climbers in this special location. You have to bring your own equipment, including ropes.

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Duisburg Favorites

  • What I still have to do...

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

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  • Innenhafen

    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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  • View from the top of the blast furnace

    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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Museum of Inland Shipping - Art Nouveau style
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Museum of Inland Shipping
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The Rhine, Ruhr and harbour
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Great base for day trips!
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Ruminate over the remains of the old city walls
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Who's this rather fey chap?
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Always look up!
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Certainly bright and cheerful - but do I like it?
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Be guided by the bell tower of the lovely Rathaus
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Step back/down through time
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Look up to Gerhard Mercator
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Duisburg's unexpectedly excellent town museum
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Enjoy a night at the opera!
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Good place to stop after exploring the park
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Explore the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
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Mercator Monument
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City Hall
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City walls
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Landschaftspark Nord
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Life Saver
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Top brewery result
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Asian experience
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Wilhelm Lehmbruck-Museum
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Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum
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Salvator Church
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Duisburg - Rheinhafen
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Landschaftspark Nord
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Webster Brewery and Beergarden
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Extremely good cocktails
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Near the Water Front at the Inner Harbor
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Watch out for August 18, 2006
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Don't miss the view along the lake
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Excellent Chinese Dishes made to order
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Discoing in Inner Harbor Area
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Good View, Good Seafood
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Simple Dishes in Beer Garden Atmosphere
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View from high above
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A young Team - but making progress
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During 2nd week in September
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