Duisburg, Germany

Guide for the rail traveller


Local languageGerman
Country Germany


It may be known as a major logistical center in the Ruhr and for it's chemical, steel and iron industries (which made it a clear target during the second world war), but in modern-day Duisburg you can shop till you drop; try your luck at the casino or spend a day by the harbour. For retail therapy there are shopping malls such as CityPalais and Forum Duisburg, or shopping streets like King Street. Restaurants are plentiful in shopping districts, but for something a little more special head to the harbour, where you can also take in a cruise.

Casino Duisburg has no fewer than 354 slot machines as well as 29 gaming tables with roulette and blackjack. But if you’d rather not risk losing money, you can find examples of Bauhaus architecture, visit the historical mills, look at the stars at the Rudolf Romer Observatory, and follow the walking path through the forest.

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