Duisburg. The so called Pott town on the banks of the river Rhine. Heavy Industries. A brash tv superintendent and lots of steel. And coal. And steel. And today?
Today there is the landscape park ‚Landschaftspark‘. A former steel-mill became a recreation area. With climbing wall and diving pool, with ways, paths and ponds and with event venues and locations. With beer gardens and trade show halls. And a accessible furnace. Everything with lots of greens and plants. Some planted some wild growing. Good, that you needed always also water for the steel production. So there are already lots of water basins in which water lilies can grow. You can spend quite some time in this area alone. There are always events taking place like festivals or exhibitions.
When we were there there was the attempt to break a guiness world record by building the highest sand castle. It is supposed to be 14 m high. A masterpiece anyway. But we could also play in the sand. Shovel and bucket were available.
In case you cannot get enough of the steel industry you can go on a trip and visit Tiger and Turtle. On the former mining waste tip there is a kind of a rollercoaster for pedestrians. Intertwined with curves and even a looping the steel scultpure reaches high up in the sky. You can walk on or rather in it and have a stunning view over Duisburg. Around sunset it is really beautiful up there and quite popular. During the night the Tiger and Turtle is illuminated.
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Very close is the Rhine promenade, so that you can – if you like – change to water and enjoy a stroll at the banks after all those metal stuff.
One day in Duisburg? Is not enough!!
Here some more Phot-Impressi0ns from Duisburg (© WaltzingMeurers)