Duisburg has built a reputation as a centre for film. Discover its Filmforum, an art-house cinema offering gems of the 7th art! Along with the works of the legendary Lumière brothers, the fathers of cinema, the collection includes thousands of movie posters. Be sure to book your seat for the Duisburg Film Week, an exceptional festival that draws 30,000 viewers each year.
Stroll along Königstrasse
Duisburg's main shopping street will astound: stylish boutiques alternate with statues of illustrious artists. Don't miss the Lebensretter by Nicki de Saint Phalle, and a bit further, on Köln-Heinrich-Platz, the statue of Gerhard Mercator, celebrated mathematician, theologian, and a resident of Duisburg.
Factories for trees
Take a detour to visit Duisburg's amazing landscape park! The Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord offers an unusual kind of industrial landscape. The 200 hectares of former factories have undergone a metamorphosis: your heart’s content of climbing zones, a diving centre, and even an elevated trail! For a more contemplative experience, try the panoramic tower (in a former smokestack) for a stunning view of the city.
A wealth of culture
Duisburg has reinvented itself since the end of its industrial heyday: it has become a key player on the German cultural scene. What to do this evening? See a play at the Duisburg Theatre, a ballet at the Deutsche Oper in Rhein or perhaps a concert at the Duisburg Philharmonic?