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Duisburg Sights and Landmarks Guide, Germany

Duisburg is a city of contrasts, a city with two faces. On one hand, there is a city whose identity is marked by being a center of commerce. There are factories, modern buildings and other elements in the city that were only made possible through the latest of technologies. On the other hand, Duisburg is also a city that has preserved its history magnificently.

 Standing besides skyscrapers of steel are museums and houses whose facades show the city’s rich past. This is the charm of Duisburg, its unique blending of the modern and the historical. For the person who wants the best of both worlds Duisburg is the city to visit.

To say that there is a lot to see in this city is an understatement. If you want to see Duisburg’s historical side then first visit the oldest house in the city the Dreigiebelhaus. You might also find that the restaurant and café in the house offers tantalizing German food. For those who want to be left breathless by magnificent structures and architectural designs head to Salvatorkirche and marvel at the Gothic inspired church.

The city is also actively making sure that no part of its history is forgotten. This is done by rebuilding or protecting sites such as the Old Market archaeological zone and the neo-Gothic Town Hall.

If you want to be awed by Duisburg’s modern side all you need to do is head to Landschaftspark, a public park whose design celebrates the city’s industrial side. Those who would like to commune with nature can also visit Duisburg’s two botanical gardens Botanical Garden Hamborn and Botanical Garden Kaiserberg. Admission to both is free.

 If you are travelling with kids, it might also be a good idea to treat them to a day of fun with animals of all shapes and sizes at the Duisburg Zoo.

Fun in Duisburg does not end there. The city is also famous for its Fountain Mile, a long street that is lined with many shops, boutiques, cafes and of course, fountains from which it got its name. There you can fulfill your deepest cravings to dine and shop at the same time! Check out the six fountain sculptures that are scattered on this street while enjoying the many and varied delights offered by artists and musicians there.

These are but a few of the attractions in the marvelous city of Duisburg. If you want to a city that offers both the vibrancy of its past and the brightness of its present, Duisburg is the city for you.

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