Duisburg is an important city for Germany's hot metal and pig-iron production and furthermore it is also a great commerce center with its world's biggest inland harbor! This western Ruhr city is mainly focused on steel industry but it still has very nice museums for contemporary art and history lovers! If you are visiting Düsseldorf or want to get to know better this cute city, here is your guide!
You can reach the city from Düsseldorf International Airport (since Duisburg is app.20 km away from Düsseldorf) or you can use train for regional, nationwide or international destinations. To travel within the city, you can use tram, U-Bahn or bus.
What to do: In Duisburg, you have to drink the König Pilsener since it is the hometown of that beer. You can find this beer anywhere in Duisburg! And since it has the world's biggest inland harbour, you can always enjoy a nice boat trips!
If you want to check out collection of globes and maps made by Gerhard Mercator-aka the inventor of atlas- you have to check out Cultural and Local History Museum in Königsberg! The Küppersmühle Museum is also another must see museum in Duisburg, if you are into contemporary and modern art. You can find this museum in a former brick warehouse!
If you want to visit the cute dolphins or koala bears, you have to visit the Zoo Duisburg. Inside the zoo, you can also get to see the amazing collection of primates!
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My name is Alara. I am 22 years old and I come from Istanbul, Turkey. As I am currently living in Heidelberg in Germany, I share my experiences in both countries.