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Duisburg, Germany - Overview

Duisburg is a beautiful German city situated in North Rhine-Westphalia.  It has a population of more than 500,000 people. It has situated close to Düsseldorf International Airport. Duisburg has been regarded as a center of trade, industry and tourism.  Duisburg is a result of several towns, smaller cities and numerous incorporations etc.

Duisburg has also been a center of steel and coal production. The city of Duisburg is located at the confluence of the River Rhine and Ruhr. It is bordered with Rheinberg, Ratingen, Düsseldorf, Oberhausen and Moers etc.  The Duisburg is divided into the seven boroughs including Duisburg-Mitte, Rheinhausen, Duisburg-Süd, Walsum, Hamborn and Meiderich/Beeck etc. Each borough is administered by a councilor.

The city of Duisburg has a long history. Archeological findings indicate that this area has been inhabited from a long time. Duisburg has served as a major trading center since the fifth century.  The area of Duisburg has been conquered by different Empires including Romans and Normans etc. In the middle ages the town was granted the status of a free city. In the year 1000, the river Rhine changed its path which put an end to the growth and development of city.

In the eighteenth century, the city of Duisburg witnessed industrial revolution. Big steel, iron and textile factories established here. It contributed to the development of the city. In 1846, railway lines were laid down in the city, which connected Duisburg with all the major cities of Germany.

In the World War II, Duisburg has served as a major logistical center of Germany. The city was damaged badly due to heavy bombardments of the allied bombers.  After the War, Duisburg was reconstructed and remodeled. Modern infrastructure was established and Duisburg once again became the political, economical and cultural center of Germany.

Duisburg has vibrant culture, traditions and old history. There are lot of cultural events and facilities. Duisburg also serves as one of the best tourist spot in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. There are great landscapes, historical buildings and natural wonders. The attractions of Duisburg are popular in all over the Europe. Some of the most popular sights and attractions in Duisburg include Landschaftspark, Schlosstheater Moers GmbH, Sportpark Wedau, Theater am Marientor, Museum Küppersmühle Sammlung Grote and Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord etc. Duisburg is home to many popular sports teams. Football, Ice hockey, baseball, water polo and soccer have been the major games of Duisburg. There are many popular sporting venues in Duisburg including MSV Arena, Schwelgernstadion, Scania Arena and ASCD Schwimmstadion.  
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  • cipristbShort trip to the Duisburg Zoo
    review by cipristb posted more then 30 days ago
    The Duisburg Zoo is located in the northern city of Duisburg wich is one of the cities of Germany and is one of the biggest and most beautiful zoos in Germany. The Duisburg Zoo is crossed by means of a freeway, so that it is divided into the east and the west part, but they are linked by a bridge...
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