Free visiting spots around Duisburg

In the following texts I describe some free spots which you can visit if you get bored and you want to get out of the hotel. These spots are nice to see for people who like to go for a walk or take some nice pictures at night, when the sights are lighted in different colors.

Tigers & Turtle

Tigers & Turtle is a walkable rollercoaster in the south of Duisburg. The metal sculpture is build on the highest point of a hill. This puts the visitor 45 meters (148 feet) above the surrounding countryside in Duisburg.

For more information you can visit the following websites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_and_Turtle_%E2%80%93_Magic_Mountain

http://worldlandscapearchitect.com/tiger-turtle-magic-mountain-duisburg-germany-heike-mutter-ulrich-genth/#.WPuF7-9MSPw

https://www.wired.com/2011/11/walkable-roller-coaster-sculpture-opens-in-germany/

How to get there?

Starting from Duisburg main station you should take the the tram “Straßenbahn 903“ directing to “Duisburg Mannesmann Tor 2 “. You have to get off at the station “Duisburg Tiger & Turtle Bstg. 1”. It should take about 20 minutes to get there and you have to get a two-way “A2”-ticket for that trip. Make sure to check the connections for the way back!

Landschaftspark Duisburg

Landschaftspark Duisburg is a former coal and steel production, which was converted in a public park in 1991. You can pretty much walk up every building and it is a popular spots for photographers. If you want to take nice pictures of the area and get a feeling for the history of the area you should really go there.

For more information you can visit the following websites:

http://en.landschaftspark.de/startseite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landschaftspark_Duisburg-Nord

How to get there?

Starting from Duisburg main station you should take the the tram “Straßenbahn 903“ directing to “Dinslaken Bahnhof“. You have to get off at the station “DU-Landschaftspark Nord Bstg. 2”. It should take about 15 minutes to get there and you have to get a two-way “A2”-ticket for that trip. Make sure to check the connections for the way back!

Tetraeder Bottrop

The Tetraeder is a metal construction in Bottrop in the form of a tetrahedron with a side length of 60m (200 feet). It is a walkable steel construction located on a 90m (300 feet) hill. At the top of the stairs you are about 150m (500 feet) above the surrounding area.

For more information you can visit the following websites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahedron_in_Bottrop

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g227067-d1837494-Reviews-Tetraeder_Bottrop-Bottrop_North_Rhine_Westphalia.html

How to get there?

Starting from Duisburg main station you should take the train “R-Bahn RE3 “ directing to “Hamm (Westf)“. You have to get off at the station “Oberhausen Hbf”. There you have to get outside of the main train station and take the Bus SB91 directing to “Richtung Bottrop ZOB Berliner Platz”. You have to get off there as well (last station). Then take the bus “Niederflurbus 266” directing to “Bottrop Wilhelm-Tenhagen-Str.” And get off “Bottrop Tetraeder Bstg. 01”. It should take about 50 minutes to get there and you have to get a two-way “B”-ticket for that trip. Make sure to check the connections for the way back!

 

Written by Jannik Hassel

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