Duisburg

Travel Guide

Visitors on a city trip to Duisburg enthuse about the lively atmosphere of the Inner Harbour with its museums and restaurants, the impressive buildings and the zoo, which is one of the biggest in the world.

The city of Duisburg in North Rhine Westphalia lies at the confluence of the Ruhr and Rhine. The harbour in the district of Ruhrort is the largest inland port in the world. Go to the vibrant Inner Harbour to enjoy the many cultural institutions and leisure facilities. Numerous museums attract people on mini-breaks from other parts of Germany and also draw international visitors. The Küppersmühle, an imposing seven-storey mill building from 1908, now houses a prestigious art museum with around 800 works by German artists. The Museum of Culture and City History gives a fascinating insight into the eventful history of Duisburg and the rich culture of the Lower Rhine. Offices, restaurants and cafés have now moved into lovingly renovated warehouses making the Inner Harbour the most popular place to go out in Duisburg. Begin your trip to Duisburg in a hired boat, or your own, and tie up in the Marina with its 127 moorings.

Not far from the Inner Harbour the old town of Duisburg is a lovely place for short trips and going exploring. You can see the tower of the protestant Salvatorkirche (Church of our Saviour) rising above the rooftops. This stately basilica with three naves was completed in 1415 and renovated towards the end of the 19th century in the Neogothic style. Its impressive interior boasts elaborately carved epitaphs, a magnificent Renaissance pulpit and exquisite stained glass windows. During your city trip to Duisburg go to one of the widely appreciated concerts given by the choir of the Church of our Saviour. In the district of Duisburg-Neudorf there's a surprise for you: a futuristic elliptical office building with walls entirely of glass. The 30 metre tall Business Promotion Centre was built in 1992 by the English star architect, Norman Foster. Just as impressive is the Silver Palace, also in Neudorf. In this, Duisburg's largest office building, are the headquarters of national and international companies. In sunlight the distinctive curtain wall of bright aluminium makes the building shine with a silvery light.

One of the most popular attractions during a city trip to Duisburg is the zoo in the eastern district of Duissern on the slopes of the Kaiserberg heights. It is one of the largest and most modern zoos in Germany. The main attraction of the zoological gardens, which were founded in 1934, is the dolphinarium with its bottlenose dolphins. Whatever you do, make sure you see one of the exciting daily displays. As well as classic zoo favourites such as apes, zebras, lions and bears, less well-known species also live in the park, such as African bush pigs, Asian clouded leopards and Australian wombats. The zoo also features a gift from Duisburg's twin town of Wuhan in China: a well-planted Chinese garden where visitors are delighted by proud cranes and red pandas.

Where to stay in Duisburg

Wyndham Duisburger Hof
Wyndham Duisburger Hof
4 out of 5
Opernplatz 2, Duisburg, NW
The price is £47 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Duisburg Mitte, this hotel is steps away from Theater Duisburg and Mercatorhalle Duisburg. Silberpalais and Museum Kuppersmuhle (MKM) are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (505 reviews)
"Nice rooms, good breakfast, and easy transport to the airport. Great value."

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Wyndham Duisburger Hof
Mercure Hotel Duisburg City
Mercure Hotel Duisburg City
4 out of 5
Landfermannstr. 20, Duisburg, NW
The price is £59 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Located in Duisburg Mitte, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Duisburg Inner Harbour and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Duisburg Zoo. Tiger and Turtle - Magic ...
3.9/5Very Good! (611 reviews)
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"Fabulous as always!"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Mercure Hotel Duisburg City
IntercityHotel Duisburg
IntercityHotel Duisburg
3.5 out of 5
Mercatorstraße 57, Duisburg
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £57 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
Located in Duisburg City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theater Duisburg, Mercatorhalle Duisburg and Silberpalais. Duisburg Town Hall and Duisburg ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (367 reviews)
"Wie gewohnt, Zentrumsnahe und bestens Erreichbar"

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2021

IntercityHotel Duisburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Rhein Yacht Lexa
Rhein Yacht Lexa
3 out of 5
Schifferstraße 90, Duisburg
The price is £196 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Located in Duisburg Mitte, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Culture and Local History Museum, Schwanentor and Duisburg Salvatorkirche. Museum Kuppersmuhle ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Romantisches Wochenende
"Campern wird vieles bekannt und luxuriös vorkommen, wer Hotels an Land gewohnt ist, wird manches eng und gewöhnungsbedürftig empfinden. Das dürfte der Grund sein, warum diese Unterkunft mit nur 3 Sternen gekennzeichnet ist und warum ich bei der Bewertung des Komforts Abstriche gemacht habe. Andererseits ..."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019

Rhein Yacht Lexa
Glück Auf Appartement Lösortstraße
Glück Auf Appartement Lösortstraße
3.5 out of 5
Lösorter Str. 33, Duisburg, NRW
Located in Mittelmeiderich, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Landscape Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Mercatorhalle Duisburg and Theater Duisburg. ...
Glück Auf Appartement Lösortstraße
Glück Auf Appartements Am Stadtpark
Glück Auf Appartements Am Stadtpark
3.5 out of 5
Am Stadtpark 3, Duisburg
Located in Mittelmeiderich, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Landscape Park, Homberg-Ruhrorter Rheintrajektanstalt Lift Tower and Schwanentor. ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Trotz der zentralen Lage war der Aufenthalt sehr ruhig. Ideal mit Hund. Ein großer Stadtpark ist direkt gegenüber der Wohnung. Kontakt mit Vermieter und Hausmeisterin easy und sehr freundlich."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

Glück Auf Appartements Am Stadtpark
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