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Duisburg

Country
Germany
State
North Rhine-Westphalia
City
Duisburg
Type of Location
Multiple
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How to Reach

By Air

Dusseldorf Interantional Airport (DUS) 20 km south of Duisburg is home of several airlines.Niederrhein airport, also know as Airport Weeze, is a short distance from the city.There is a regular taxi bus service or you can take the bus to Weeze train station where there is an infrequent train service to Duisburg.Ryanair offers regular flights from many European destinations.

By Train

Duisburg main station is serviced by the InterCityExpress and InterCity long-distance network of the Deutsche Bahn, in addition line S 1 and S 2 of the S-Bahn line connect Duisburg with other cities of the Rhine-Ruhr area.A Stadtbahn light rail and a bus system, both operated by the Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft provide local services.Stadtbahn line U79, the so-called D-Bahn, is a connection to the neighbouring city of Dusseldorf and is operated jointly with the Rheinbahn of Düsseldorf.All S-Bahn, Stadtbahn and bus lines operate under the umbrella of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr.

By Ferry

"Duisport"is the largest inland port in the world.It is officially regarded as a "seaport" because sea-going river vessels go to ports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.Numerous docks are mostly located at the mouth of Ruhr river where it joins the Rhine.Each year more than 40 million tonnes of various goods are handled with more than 20,000 ships calling at the port.The public harbor facilities stretch across an area of 7.4 km2.There are 21 docks covering an area of 1.8 km2 and 40 km of wharf.The area of the Logport Logistic Center Duisburg stretches across an area of 2.65 km2. A number of companies run their own private docks and 70 million tonnes of goods yearly are handled in Duisburg on average.

By Road

Duisburg is served by several Autobahns, with 3 East-West routes and 2 North-South routes. A3 forms a bypass east of the city and mostly serves through traffic. A59 runs parallel to A3 and serves the city from North to South with 14 interchanges, much more than most other cities in the Ruhr area. The A40 and A42 are two East-West routes that serve central and Northern Duisburg. Autobahn A40 also serves major through traffic from the Netherlands to Berlin and points East. A short spur, A524 serves southern Duisburg. Most Autobahns have six lanes or are upgraded to six lanes (A59).Apart from the Autobahns, no Bundesstraßen serve the city directly. B8 runs through the city, but uses A59's alignment. B288 runs in the extreme South of the city, and serves traffic to and from Krefeld. Several bridges span the Rhine river, most prominently the A40 and A42 bridges, but also the L287 suspension bridge and the L237 arch bridge, a three-lane bridge with 2 lanes per peak direction with dynamic lane usage.

Key places to visit
German Inland Waterways Museum, German Opera on the Rhine, Landschafts park, Lehmbruck Museum, Botanischer Garten Kaiserberg


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Places to Visit

German Inland Waterways Museum

is located in Ruhrort, Duisburg at the nucleus of Duisburg-Ruhrorter ports which today make up the largest European inland harbour complex.The museum was founded in 1974 with purchase of the museum ship Oscar Huber.

German Opera on the Rhine

is an opera company based in Düsseldorf and Duisburg.The opera also has an associated classical ballet company.After the 1875 construction of what became the Düsseldorf Opernhaus, a strong connection between the two cities’ opera houses existed from 1887 to 1920, and was not re-established until 1955 with the creation of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.In 2006 and 2007, a major reorganization and renovation of the Opera House in Duesseldorf took place.The first opera performance in the newly renovated theater was La traviata, conducted by the American John Fiore.

Landschafts park

is a public park located in Duisburg Nord, Germany.It was designed in 1991 by Latz + Partner (Peter Latz), with the intention that it work to heal and understand the industrial past, rather than trying to reject it.The park closely associates itself with the past use of the site: a coal and steel production plant (abandoned in 1985, leaving the area significantly polluted) and the agricultural land it had been prior to the mid 19th century.In 1991 a co-operative-concurrent planning procedure with five international planning teams was held to design the park. Peter Latz’s design was significant, as it attempted to preserve as much of the existing site as possible (Diedrich, 69).Unlike his competitors, Latz recognized the value of the site’s current condition (Weilacher, 106).He allowed the polluted soils to remain in place and be remediated through phytoremediation, and sequestered soils with high toxicity in the existing bunkers.He also found new uses for many of the old structures, and turned the former sewage canal into a method of cleansing the site.

Lehmbruck Museum

is a museum in Duisburg, Germany. Sculptures by Wilhelm Lehmbruck, after whom the museum is named, make up a large part of its collection. However, the museum has a substantial amount of works by other 20th century sculptors, including Ernst Barlach, Kathe Kollwitz, Ludwig Kasper, Hermann Blumenthal, Alexander Archipenko, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Henri Laurens, Jacques Lipchitz, Alexander Rodtschenko, Laszlo Peri, Naum Gabo, Antoine Pevsner, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Max Ernst.This is complemented by a considerable number of paintings by 19th and 20th century German artists.

Botanischer Garten Kaiserberg

is a botanical garden located at Schweizer Straße 24, Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The garden was established in 1890 and primarily cultivates native plants, but also includes exotic flora such as Araucaria, Ginkgo biloba, Sequoiadendron.It is open daily without charge, and should not be confused with the Botanischer Garten Duisburg-Hamborn, another botanical garden in Duisburg.

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May - August
September - December

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