DUISBURG tourist attractions

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Located in the Ruhr Basin, Duisburg is a city that is associated primarily as an industrial center. Although there are not many monuments here, it can offer tourists interesting museums and the opportunity to learn about technical monuments.

Duisburg was founded in the 13th century and was a local commercial and administrative center. A reminder of these times is the Gothic Salvator Church with a massive tower adjacent to the main body of the building. In the place of the former town hall there is now an archaeological zone, where you can see fragments of the 16th century building and a model of the city from the Renaissance.

The rapid development of Duisburg began in the 19th century. Steel mills and an important river port were built here, which is still one of the largest in Europe today. The nineteenth-century Inner Port is today a historic building and houses many cultural institutions. These include The Küppersmühle Museum, housed in a former industrial mill and presenting German art of the second half of the 20th century, the Museum of City and Culture History, as well as the synagogue and the Garden of the Holocaust Remembrance.

The city can also boast of other museums. The German Inland Navigation Museum is associated with its importance as a port. The Lehmbruck Museum presents the works of this artist, while Cubus Kunsthalle encourages with temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. The Natural History Museum has an interesting collection. There is also a private Radio Museum in the city, which has the largest collection of radios in Germany. The Explorado Children's Museum is a great place for families, a huge science and technology center where children can learn the rules of the world through play and experimentation.

Duisburg's industrial past has been turned into his tourist asset. A huge Duisburg-North Landscape Park was created in the former steelworks, with industrial monuments, climbing routes, diving center and numerous walking paths. Industrial buildings have been preserved in their original condition giving them a second life.

The green areas of the Wildschweingehege, the unusual outdoor installation Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain and the Zoo in Duisburg are also very popular. Dolphinarium Zoo and Chinese Garden.

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