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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).

Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

2. Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

Oberhausen's most exciting indoor leisure attraction invites you to play and have fun, build and discover. With your admission ticket, you will experience a colorful and action-packed journey through Lego world, where your imagination and creativity knows no bounds. In Miniland, small explorers can marvel at the Ruhrgebiet in miniature form. Visit the 4D cinema, a world with many exciting surprises and fascinating special effects. At the Lego factory, anyone can make their own genuine Duplo stone and take it home as a souvenir. Also in the family attraction: the Lego Friends area, the Royal Adventure rides and the Merlin's Magic Student merry-go-round. On the 240-square-meter interactive pirate island, small explorers can go on a treasure hunt as pirates, conquering and capsizing ships. In the new City and Construction play area, huge skyscrapers meet cozy single-family houses and bring your dream city to life.

Münster Old Town: Outdoor Escape Game

3. Münster Old Town: Outdoor Escape Game

Let the games begin. Set out as heroes with a team and follow a gripping story to save the city. Crack codes in the 120-minute time limit and deliver logical solutions to clues and puzzles, the only way to get closer to the finale piece by piece. The tasks are beamed to an iPad, as a live chat with a personal game master. Bring a gamer's heart and the desire to have an adventure in a real 3D setting. Get wrapped up in the adventure and forget if it is happening in the city or a strange world. Get ready for an exciting challenge, cool gadgets, and a strong team. Explore the neighborhood, the perfect territory for enthusiastic thinkers. Be inspired by the cityscape, decipher architectural codes and find the missing elements to solve the mission.

Duisburg: Schimmi Guided Tour in the City

4. 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

5. 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.

Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City

6. 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

7. 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!

WelcomeCard Ruhr incl. Local Transport and Museums

8. 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

Münster: Old Town Detective Smartphone Game

9. Münster: Old Town Detective Smartphone Game

Experience the old town of Münster on a self-guided tour full of puzzles and intrigue. Alongside Sir Peter Morgan, follow clues on a path to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Prinzipalmarkt, St. Lamberti Church, and the old town hall. Prove yourself as a detective and solve the mystery of North Rhine-Westphalia.The hunt begins on the doorstep of Westphalia State Museum where Sir Peter Morgan offers you the chance to join his detective’s academy. Find clues at the medieval cathedral of St. Paul, which dates back to the 13th century and has Gothic and Romanesque architecture.Walk among the gabled houses surrounding Prinzipalmarkt to find the next piece of the puzzle and imagine life for the locals centuries ago. Investigate the town hall and domineering church of St. Lamberti, which are also the perfect backdrop for some photos with a medieval feel.Once you’ve followed the game’s download instructions, begin at any time and take breaks as you need them. No need to rush, there’s no time limit to complete the game.

Oberhausen: Exciting self-guided Outdoor-Escape-Game

10. Oberhausen: Exciting self-guided Outdoor-Escape-Game

Step into the shoes of a detective as you search for a former police officer that has gone missing just after writing a book that is supposed to be a bestseller. Use the smartphone app as you walk through the center of Oberhausen while playing the game to uncover the truth.  Let the app guide you to the starting point in Alter Markt and begin your adventure. Interrogate witnesses to find out why the victim has been telling strange stories to his friends. Find out what happened and get ahold of his script. Walk through the area and solve some puzzles and finish tasks. Get access to audio files or reports to uncover important clues. Play as a team of up to five or feel the satisfaction of working the case alone.  Enjoy extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished your booked event. Skip listening to historical information and engage your creative side. Decide your own walking tour and explore in a new way.  

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What people are saying about Westphalia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 303 reviews

wirklich mit viel liebe gemacht. alles top. die zusätzlichen aufgaben am ende waren ein cooler bonus.

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

Our husbands were excited!

I didn't do this tour, but those who did thought it was very, very good.