Duisburg — Top Areas Of Interest
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Duisburg sights offer some unique attractions that can only be seen here.
Duisburg’s harbor, the Duisport, is the largest inland harbor in Europe. The city’s redevelopment of this area has made it into a prime attraction for residents as well as tourists.
One highlight is the Garden of Remembrance, which can be found in the Old Town Park. Here you can see the outer walls of the harbor’s demolished buildings left standing as a historical monument. An interesting pedestrian bridge — which can be quickly modified to allow the passage of taller ships — leads to the marina.
The old warehouses, now known as the “Five Boats,” stand among a small network of canals. This area is now home to a multitude of popular bars, cafes and restaurants. And, if all this wasn’t enough, you can also take a boat ride for one or two hours around the harbor and the surrounding areas during the warmer months.
In other words, no day of Duisburg sightseeing is complete until you have visited the Duisport. ;-)
The Burgplatz (Castle Square) is also an essential part of Duisburg sightseeing. This is the heart of the old city. Being the site of the old town market, it dates back to the 16th century. The Salvatorkirche (Church of our Savior), a large Gothic-style cathedral, is also in the immediate area.
Another highlight of the Burgplatz is the memorial to famous citizen Gerhard Mercator, a scholar and cartographer.
Landschaftspark Nord (North Duisburg Landscape Park)
This abandoned and renovated old industrial site is now one of the city’s most interesting stops. An old ore storage unit has been re-imagined as an alpine climbing garden. A former gasholder is now the site of an artificial diving facility.
The North Duisburg Landscape park even transforms itself into a dance hall several times each year and also hosts music and theater performances.
This interesting location is unique and certain to offer something for everyone.