Duisburg travel tips and information

Cultural tips in Duisburg: Duisburg for culture freaks, opera fans and discoverers of the "Route Industriekultur" (Industrial Heritage Trail)

Musical offerings in Duisburg range from top productions by the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, musical highlights from the Duisburger Philharmoniker (Duisburg Philharmonic) to independent performances. The RuhrTriennale and Klavierfestival Ruhr (Ruhr Piano Festival) impress an international audience every year.

The city's popular museums include Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum of Sculpture, the Kultur- und Stadthistorische Museum (Cultural and Local History Museum), the Küppersmühle Museum and the Museum der deutschen Binnenschifffahrt (German Inland Waterways Museum).

And Duisburg has an amazing heritage of impressive industrial culture: Coal mines, pit stacks, steel works and worker settlements designed by big-name architects. The Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord (North Duisburg Landscape Park), which combines industrial history and leisure activities. You can retrace the history of mining, shipping and the railway on 25 themed industrial heritage trails. Those who prefer can discover the world cultural heritage site wonderfully by bike. By the way: Swinging dance evenings take place regularly in the Wyndham Duisburger Hof Hotel.

Sightseeing tips in Duisburg: Duisburg for port tourists, zoo visitors and athletes

Casino, landscape park, zoo – Duisburg boasts a long list of attractions. A highlight is definitely Duisburger Hafen (Duisburg Port) – as the largest inland port in Germany it provides a unique spectacle. The Weiße Flotte (literally White Fleet) offers exciting port tours on pleasure boats. But although the city centre was almost completely destroyed in the war, there are attractive sightseeing highlights, e.g. the Lifesaver fountain by Niki de Saint Phalle, the Dreigiebelhaus (Three Gable House) from 1536, the oldest building in the city, and the Salvatorkirche from the 15th century.

The Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord (North Duisburg Landscape Park) houses the 100-year old Thyssen smelting works and is an industrial monument, adventure park and leisure area at the same time. And the Sechs-Seen-Platte (Six Lakes) in the south of the city is also a popular leisure area. The surrounding area is a real paradise for the more sporty. Countless kilometres of cycling, hiking and riding routes lead through fields and forests. Sportpark Wedau is embedded in a sprawling woodland area and includes multifunctional sport fields and a great water park for children and theme-based adventure routes. An additional hub of the sport park is the MSV arena, in which the blue and white striped zebras of MSV Duisburg play their home games.


Wyndham Duisburger Hof Hotel
Opernplatz 2
47051 Duisburg