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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: Scavenger Hunt through the City

3. Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City

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.

2 Hours Duisburg Segway Tour or VIP Segway Tour

4. 2 Hours Duisburg Segway Tour or VIP Segway Tour

Glide through Duisburg Inner harbour and witness the former industrial area’s structural transformation on a Segway round trip, taking you from the Rathaus (town hall) to Museum Küppersmühle (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art). The ideal combination of sightseeing and fun! Behind the Rathaus next to the Alter Markt (old market) lies the Archäologische Zone (archaeological zone), an area containing the most significant remnants of Duisburg’s history. Here we tell you how building a canal in 1100 BC led to the creation of a trading point right in front of the town gates. Today, Duisburg boasts one of Europe’s largest and most important inland ports. The end part of this vital canal is known today as the ‘Innenhafen’ (Inner Harbour) and represents a fascinating example of structural transformation. Where once grains were grinded, you can find museums, restaurants, offices and apartments. Where once freighters were loaded and unloaded, you can see yachts and experience an Mediterranean atmosphere. We discover Duisburg’s booming district on an eventful one-of-a-kind round trip!

Duisburg: Harbor Legends Walking Tour in German

5. Duisburg: Harbor Legends Walking Tour in German

Discover the small harbor town of Duisburg on a mystical walking tour to hear about its traditional legends. Listen to your guide's insightful retelling of the many stories of this quaint village, located right on the Rhein. Enjoy a leisure stroll and take in the local landmarks along the way. Meet your guide and get started with your fascinating adventure. Learn about the ancient tales of Moby Dick, Aunt Olga, and the legendary TV inspector Horst Schimanski. Finally, taste the unique liquor created by a local hairdresser. Enjoy some artisanal Stadtgespräch, figure out what it's made of, and see what you think about it.

Duisburg: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour for Kids

6. Duisburg: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour for Kids

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.

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