Things to do in Duisburg

Our most recommended things to do in Duisburg

Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

1. Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

For fans of Horst Schimanski, alias Schimmi, experience an incredible two hours visiting the most important filming locations in the harbor area of Duisburg-Ruhrort. More than 12,000 fans from all over Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already followed the traces of Schimmi and admired his adventures from the famous "Tatort" TV series. Your guides are specialists in anecdotes of Schimmi and know, for example, why the TV character of Schimanski was so widely discussed in Germany and why he is still so admired today. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of one of Schimanski’s favorite meals, currywurst (German curried sausage).

Duisburg: Schimmi Guided Tour in the City

2. Duisburg: Schimmi Guided Tour in the City

Follow in the footsteps of Germany’s favorite regional detective drama characters on this guided tour of Duisburg. See all of Tatort character Horst Schimanski’s usual hangouts. Visit the city’s famous spots and discover places where the show was filmed.  Check out where Schimanski, affectionately known as Schimmi, goes to the bakery and where he lives. Ponder how a toy store is essential in one of the episode’s storylines. Discover the filming locations of a new TV series, WaPo Duisburg.  Last but not least, go to the museum where Schimanski’s famous jacket is kept. Learn the ins and outs of Duisburg through the creative lens of a beloved, long-standing TV series.

Duisburg: Landscape Park Quest Smartphone App Game

3. Duisburg: Landscape Park Quest Smartphone App Game

Dive into the highlights of Duisburg's Landscape Park as you interact with pieces of the park with this smartphone game. Play minigames and finish puzzles with friends or on your own. Enjoy exploring this space at your own pace with a game that can be paused and resumed.  Download the app on your smartphone and head to the starting point of the game. Simply press 'start' to begin your adventure. Discover new insights into the landscapes that were designed by the architects Latz + Partner as a way to heal and understand the city's industrial past.  Use the clues to solve the puzzles and find answers to the questions sent to your phone. Complete all the tasks to get a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with Sir Peter Morgan's other contenders on the leaderboard.

WelcomeCard Ruhr incl. Local Transport and Museums

4. WelcomeCard Ruhr incl. Local Transport and Museums

Discover the Metropole Ruhr in your own time with the WelcomeCard Ruhr. Each card is valid for either 24, 48 or 72 hours and includes two components: · • Local transport ticket: Each WelcomeCard includes a local transportation ticket that allows you to use public transport (bus and train). Depending on the option selected it will be usable for 24, 48 or 72 hours. **************************************************************** Details about attractions: All attractions are included, regardless of which option you select. You can visit some attractions free of charge, by showing your WelcomeCard Ruhr at the entrance. Others will grant you a 50% discount from the regular entrance price. Please see this list for details. Free of charge, single admission: • Aquarius Wassermuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Binarium, Dortmund • Camera Obscura, Mülheim an der Ruhr • DASA - Arbeitswelt Ausstellung, Dortmund • Denkmalpfad Zollverein, Essen • Deutsches Bergbau - Museum, Bochum • Domschatz, Essen • Gasometer, Oberhausen • Grafschafter Museum im Schloss, Moers • Haus Ruhrnatur, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Jüdisches Museum Westfalen, Dorsten • Kunstmuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Kunstquartier, Hagen • Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord - Tour de Ruhr - Hüttenführung, Duisburg • Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord - Tour de Ruhr - Hinter verschlossenen Türen, Duisburg • Ludwiggalerie Schloss, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs, Solingen • LVR-Industriemuseum Peter-Berens-Bau, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony Hütte, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum Textilfabrik Cromford, Ratingen • LWL Römermuseum, Haltern am See • LWL-Freilichtmuseum, Hagen • LWL-Industriemuseum Henrichshütte, Hattingen • LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk, Henrichenburg • LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern, Dortmund • LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche-Nachtigall, Witten • LWL-Museum für Archäologie, Herne • Maximilianpark, Hamm • Mülheim erleben - Erlebnistouren, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Museum Kloster Kamp, Kamp-Lintfort • Nationales Naturmonument Kluterthöhle, Ennepetal • Nordsternturm, Gelsenkirchen • Red Dot Design, Essen • Reeser Personenschiffahrt, Rees • Ruhr Museum, Essen • Ruhrschifffahrt Weiße Flotte, Mülheim an der Ruhr • RVR Besucherzentrum Hoheward, Herten • RVR Naturforum Bislicher Insel, Xanten • Schalke Museum, Gelsenkirchen • Schloss Horst, Gelsenkirchen • SiegfriedMuseum, Xanten • Stiftung Eisenbahn Museum, Bochum • TerraZoo, Rheinberg • Tierpark & Fossilium, Bochum • Umspannwerk, Recklinghausen • Vroom.Ruhr, Gelsenkirchen • Zeiss Planetarium, Bochum • Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst in der Lindenbrauerei, Unna 50% Reduction on the original ticket price: • Movie Park Germany, Bottrop • Variete et cetera, Bochum • Stadtrundfahrten, Gelsenkirchen • GOP Variete-Theater, Essen • Theater im Depot, Dortmund • Geheimdepot, Dorsten • Salzgrotte, Oberhausen • Bochumer Symphoniker, Bochum

Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

5. Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Start your adventure in front of the Tourist Information Center in the popular shopping street of Königstraße. Then visit the Kantpark, where you can discover some art objects. Continue your way to Dellplatz and the Lifesaver fountain, which became Duisburg's landmark. Also explore the town hall, the old market and the imposing, newly created inner harbor. Last but not least, make your way through the subway station designed by the famous Gerhard Richter, and the city theater. Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Follow clear and precise directions and find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Have fun while you receive detailed information regarding the historical background of every attraction.

Duisburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and adventure

6. Duisburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and adventure

Become a detective with an outdoor mystery game and discover a part of the city of Duisburg. Design your own route and visit places like the Old market, the city center, and many more. Download the app and follow the instructions to set up your Duisburg murder mystery game. Learn about a fictional case and solve riddles and black stories to find the culprit. You will start the game at a popular sight in the center. As you walk, hear a fictional story about a missing person. The victim is a former police officer and bestseller author who has disappeared along with his script. Follow the app to various locations to solve this mysterious case. At different locations, you will get access to some audio files or reports related to the criminal case and the missing author. You will meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. Maybe you will find out what happened and also get ahold of his script. Uncover hidden gems of Duisburg during the game. Play with your friends and solve riddles anytime with your team. 

Duisburg: Christmas walk, fun christmas game and Challenge

7. Duisburg: Christmas walk, fun christmas game and Challenge

Discover Duisburg during christmas time with this team activity full of interesting christmas content. This fun christmas adventure will lead you through the city and will challenge you and your team by fun and creative tasks. Solve puzzles, answer quiz questions, take creative photos and unlock interesting and fun facts about christmas. Begin your interactive outdoor christmas party and christmas market adventure in the city center and allow the interactive smartphone app to guide you from there. Challenge yourself and your team and enjoy a winter walk. Learn new things about Christmas, create memories and experience fun moments during this 90-120 minutes game. Enjoy a combination of quiz game, outdoor-escape-game and blackstory game, while you explore the city center. All content is connected to christmas theme. It is recommendet that you play this game as a team of 2-5 persons during november or december. It is possible to book more than one team. Perfect activity for couples, families or team collegues. Perfect also as christmas party for companies.

Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt for Children

8. Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt for Children

Explore Duisburg with your kids on an exciting self-guided scavenger hunt. Visit Old Market square, look at the famous humpback bridge, and solve fascinating puzzles. Begin your scavenger hunt at Mercatorbrunnen. Open the first of your 8 sealed envelopes and start your adventure. Continue to Burgplatz and Alter Markt (Old Market) to see the Roland statue next to the Town Hall. Stroll around Alter Markt to get an idea of what Duisbury looked like centuries ago. Next, head to Altstadt Park (Old City Park) and the Inner Harbor. Take a close look at the humpback bridge to see how this straight bridge can form a hump to allow ships to pass through. Finish your scavenger hunt at Salvatorikirche (Church of our Savior). As you solve puzzles and follow the scavenger hunt trail, learn about each attraction's history from your sealed letters. Take a break from the puzzle when you want to grab a pastry or a coffee, and spend as much time as you wish at each attraction. The Scavenger Hunt Box contains 8 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through the inner city of Duisburg. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use, and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt through Duisburg for children, and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your Scavenger Hunt whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day. Order the Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want. Please note that the scavenger box will be shipped to you and needs approximately 5 days.

From Mühlheim: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight over Essen

9. From Mühlheim: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight over Essen

Experience the city of Essen and its surroundings from a bird's eye view during a scenic helicopter flight departing from Mühlheim. Feel the thrill of flying, discover key landmarks from a new perspective, and admire aerial views of North Rhine-Westphalia. Board your helicopter in Mühlheim and get ready for take-off. From the air, look out over the many coal plants and industrial sites on the Industrial Cultural Route, including the Zollverein Coal Mine Complex. Gaze at the Essen city center, Baldeneysee Haus Villa Hügel, and the Duisburg Harbor. Look out over Essen and beyond, and savor the freedom of flying. Be sure to snap great photos to share with family and friends, and to help you remember this unique experience.

Duisburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

10. Duisburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Duisburg through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

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What people are saying about Duisburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Haben es mit zwei Teams gespielt, war echt witzig. Warm anziehen bei schlechten Wetter, aber beim Spiel wird einem dann warm.

wir sind begeistert von diesem spiel. es war wirklich lustig und mal was neues.