The Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord attracts an average of one million visitors a year and is one of the most popular natural and cultural landscapes in North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 1994 nature, industrial heritage and a fascinating spectacle of light have combined to form a park landscape unlike any other in the world. The British daily newspaper "The Guardian" chose the park as one of the ten most beautiful urban oases in the world.
Former industrial buildings have been remodelled to host corporate and cultural events, Europe's largest artificial diving centre has been created in an old gasometer. Former ore storage bunkers have been transformed into an alpine climbing garden, a high ropes course has been set up in a casthouse and a disused blast furnace has been equipped with a viewing tower.
There’s a huge focus on leisure, recreation and sport on the 180 hectare site. With diving, climbing, hiking or simply enjoying the view from Blast Furnace 5, the extensive parklands with their gardens, meadows and water courses offer something for everyone. Visitors can wander through the Landschaftspark on foot or explore by bike. Bike hire is available and there’s also an e-bike charging station. You can set off and explore on your own or join
a guided group tour and learn all about the site’s industrial history.
Children and youngsters see the park as an enormous adventure playground. There’s a huge tube slide passing through two ore bunkers, lots of play areas and even a Children’s Farm.
The highlight of the park is the light installation by the British artist Jonathan Park. Visitors can experience this in the evenings when the ironworks are bathed in a fascinating sea of light and colour.
Our tip: the best place to start your visit to the Landschaftspark is the Visitors’ Centre, where you can pick up a park plan and all the latest information.
The Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord is operated by Duisburg Kontor Hallenmanagement GmbH.