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Duisburg Travel Guide: 124 reviews and 489 photos

Atmosphere, Aromas, Attractions

During the period before Christmas, Duisburg's city center changes it's face and radiates a particular flair. The large, colorful light displays over the streets announce: It is the Christmas market again! The numerous, wooden huts lined up next to each other make a cosy Christmas market mile out of the boulevard-like Königstrasse, which invites one to wonder. The lights of the stands, amounting to more than 150 yearly, blend in with the thousands of bulbs in the trees of the avenue and with the some 400 decorated Christmas trees. Over everything hangs the unmistakable aroma of baked almonds, roasted chestnuts and other delicious things. The warming mulled wine is of course also present. Over 1.5 million visitors visit the Duisburg Christmas market ever year, which counts as one of the largest on the Lower Rhine

Out and about in my home town in the big city in the west of the Ruhr region, the top centre on the Lower Rhine! It makes no difference whether you only spend one day in Duisburg or a week and you have more time at your disposal

The City gives you a first taste of the wide spectrum of possibilities you have to get to know the best sides of Duisburg

Silhouette of an industrial city ...

... view from the banks of the river Rhine to Sachtleben company in Homberg (Duisburg)

For you ...

... who love roses.

First white frost on roses in the Rhine gardens of Duisburg.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Discover Duisburg's opportunities, Duisburg has it all and then you will enjoy people and yourself
  • Cons:The cons have been gradually converted into pros. High unemployment has its grip on economy, but lead to new ideas.
  • In a nutshell:Duisburg has substantially improved over the years and has become a city of many attractions
  • Last visit to Duisburg: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2006 at 3:10 AM

    Love the new ID photo. Had to check out your Hometown. Fantastic travelogues. The first frost on the roses photo is superior. Loved discovering about your environment...terrific job.

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2006 at 2:49 AM

    Mein schönstes Erlebnis in Duisburg waren die Koalas im Zoo.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2006 at 1:42 AM

    Hello, Wilhelm! Nice to get acquainted with your home-city at your VT-page. Spasibo!

  • challenger's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2004 at 4:08 AM

    Sehr gut gemacht!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 7:43 PM

    sehr schoene Einfuehrung, great pics of Sachtleben and Ice Roses, lovely page Wilhelm, brought back some good memories

  • Sassy417's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2004 at 6:42 PM

    Duisburg seems to be a lovely city. Thanks for the most informative descriptions and pictures to compliment this most wonderfully written journal.

  • Donnylass's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2004 at 5:42 AM

    I've a student staying with me who lives in Duisburg - thanks for the insight into her home town - it looks well worth a visit!

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