Leisure tips

Discover the industrial history of this region.

Whether it's a trip to the zoo, a boat trip round the harbour or a sports event: visitors will find several attractive activities in Duisburg.
Numerous museums and sights are reminiscent of the great industrial history of the region. Recreation seekers are sure to enjoy a trip to the Sechs-Seen-Platte (Six Lakes) But the landscape park surrounding the youth hostel is worth a visit, too.

Leisure facilities in the youth hostel

  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Piano
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video recorder
  • Bistro (on request)

Leisure facilities in the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

The North Duisburg Landscape Park is now an activity centre on the "European Route of Industrial Heritage". Formerly smoking chimneys combine with nature to make a unique setting with lots of potential for action. At the heart of the park is a decommissioned smelting works. Numerous attractions have been developed on this site that enable visitors to take part in a variety of leisure activities: climbing in the old ore bunkers, climbing up a blast furnace or diving in the gasometer! The big adventure playground is particularly enjoyable for younger visitors. Every night, a light performance by British artist Jonathan Park transforms the smelting works into a fantastic light show.

  • Tours by torchlight (weekends)
  • High-profile cultural events
  • Climbing the ore bunkers
  • Diving in the gasometer
  • Half pipe and adventure playground
  • High ropes course
  • Observation tower in the blast furnace

Leisure facilities in the region

Duisburg is a vibrant hub of industry, culture, education and sport - you can get to the town and all its sights in just 40 minutes. The world's largest inland port, now transformed into an attractive urban neighbourhood, is particularly worth a visit. In addition to restaurants and shops, there's the Küppersmühle that now houses an extensive art collection, as well as the cultural and local history museum that will take you on a unique journey. Are you in Duisburg with your whole family? Then visit the world-famous zoo! Recreation seekers should visit the Sechs-Seen Platte (Six Lakes) to the south of Duisburg: the largest recreational area in the Greater Duisburg area offers outdoor swimming pools and water sports of all kinds as well as a great diversity of species and habitats for long walks in nature. Shoppers can get to CENTRO Oberhausen and its numerous shops in just 30 minutes.

  • Ahoy on the Rhine & Ruhr: Museum of German Inland Navigation (about 40 minutes by public transport)
  • Mercator's great moment of cartography: Culture and Local History Museum (about 40 minutes by public transport)
  • Industrial culture live: the Ruhr area and all its attractions (easily accessible by bicycle or by public transport)
  • World's largest inland port: Port of Duisburg (about 40 minutes by public transport)
  • Beastly good: Duisburg Zoo (about 40 minutes by public transport)
  • Sculptures in nature: Lehmbruck Museum - European Centre for Modern Sculpture (about 30 minutes by public transport)
  • Shopping experience: Centro Oberhausen (about 40 minutes by public transport/30 minutes by bicycle)
  • High in the sky: Gasometer Oberhausen (about 40 minutes by public transport/30 minutes by bicycle)

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