Duisburg — Coal Mining and Industrial Production

Duisburg is a German city which became “famous” for its extensive coal mining and industrial metal and steel production. It is not necessarily a “beautiful” city, but one that might be worth visiting to explore its cultural and historical benefits.

With a population of approx. 500,000 people, it’s situated in North-Rhine Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), close to Düsseldorf, the capital of that state.

Its domestic port is the largest in the world (of its kind), and the conventional trades of coal, steel and shipping are now united by lighter industry.

Duisburg is fairly admired for its emerald parks, lakes, and outdoor leisure facilities. Its culture with many museums and art galleries and the famous König Brewery, is well-known throughout Germany.

You’re going to find plenty of Duisburg Buildings here in the form of museums as the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum contains the paramount assortment of sculptures from the 20th century in Germany. This particular museum is named after the sculptor Lehmbruck. His creations shape the major spotlight of the museum. You might also get a chance to see other works by internationally renowned sculptors and artists.

Film Museum is another such place in Duisburg, and a very interesting place for couples.

Hamborn Abbey church is another sight seeing place for you which is located in the north of city. With the passing of time, the church was expanded to its current abbey status and the abbey was dissolved by Napoleon in 1806.

The city has lots of other churches to explore, such as the Salvatorkirche, Minoritenkirche, and the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of our Lady), which has pieces from the Vatican Church of the Brussel Exposition of 1958.

The Duisburg Zoo is another marvelous piece of attraction as it consists an open enclosure, a huge monkey house, an aquarium, a dolphin aquarium, and lastly a whale aquarium with loads of tranquility. You can give food to the animals only from the fodder and also there are bistros and café corners in this particular zoo. Your children will be happy to have lot of space for fun and play.

And the “Lifesaver-Well” (Lifesaver-Brunnen) is considered the city’s symbol and lies in its center. It has a 7m (23ft) high, colored sculpture which rotates on a metal platform, surrounded by sparkling water. (It’s very obvious and you’re going to see this sculpture right away. :-)

And due to its closeness to Düsseldorf International Airport [DUS], it has provided an opportunity to transform itself as an important venue for commerce and steel production.

 

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