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uisburg city located in the western part of Germany (Ruhrgebiet). It is an independent metropolitan borough within 'Regierungsbezirk' Düsseldorf. With the world's biggest inland harbor and its proximity to Düsseldorf International Airport, Duisburg has become an important venue for commerce and steel production.

Today's city is a result of numerous incorporations of surrounding towns and smaller cities. It is the twelfth-largest city in Germany and the fifth-largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia with 495,668 residents as of 31 December 2007. The city is renowned for its steel industry. There is still one coal mine in operation, but Duisburg has never been a coal-mining center to the same extent as other places in the Ruhr. All blast furnaces in the Ruhr are now located in Duisburg. 49% of all hot metal and 34.4% of all pig-iron in Germany is produced here (as of 2000). The University of Duisburg-Essen, with 33,000 students, ranks among the 10 largest German universities.

Duisburg is situated on the confluence of the Ruhr and Rhine. The city extends across both banks of the two rivers.
The city is divided into 7 districts, sub-divided into 46 suburbs as follows:

Since January 1, 1975 Duisburg is divided in seven districts or boroughs (Stadtbezirke) from the north to the south:
Walsum (51,528)
Hamborn (71,528)
Meiderich/Beeck (73,881)
Homberg//Baerl (41,153)
Duisburg-Mitte (center) (105,961)
Rheinhausen (77,933)
Duisburg-Süd (73,321)

Duisburg Port
Duisport is the largest inland port in the world. It is officially regarded as a "seaport" because sea-going river vessels go to ports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Numerous docks are mostly located at the mouth of river where it joins the Rhine. Each year more than 40 million tones of various goods are handled with more than 20,000 ships calling at the port. The public harbor facilities stretch across an area of 7.4 km². There are 21 docks covering an area of 1.8 km² and 40 km of wharf. The area of the Logport Logistic Center Duisburg stretches across an area of 2.65 km². A number of companies run their own private docks and 70 million tonnes of goods yearly are handled in Duisburg on average.

Transportation Details

Road and Rail
Duisburg is connected to the German Autobahn system. Five such roads extend through the city area or pass it. Duisburg main station is serviced by the InterCity-Express and InterCity long-distance network of the Deutsche Bahn, in addition there is the inter-urban S-Bahn line connecting Duisburg with other cities of the Rhine-Ruhr area. A Stadtbahn light rail and a bus system, both operated by the Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft provide local traffic. The Stadtbahn line U79, the so-called D-Bahn, is a connection to the neighbouring city of Düsseldorf and serviced in joint operation with the Rheinbahn of Düsseldorf. All S-Bahn, Stadtbahn and bus lines operate under the umbrella of the VRR transport association. For the residential area and the economic centre which is Duisburg, an efficient combination of the traffic systems of road and rail, and of water and air transport, is of primary importance. For public passenger transport, the Duisburg Traffic Authority (DVG) is one of a total of 24 partners in the regional Rhine-Ruhr Traffic Combine (VRR). An interface between local and regional passenger transport is the Customer Centre of the DVG at the bus station, directly by the central rail station.

Getting Here, Around and Away
We show you how to get to Duisburg by plane, train, or car and to find the right way around the city using the numerous means of transportation.

by car

Duisburg is easily accessible from all directions with five motorways creating a dense network of connections throughout the entire city area.

by plane
Düsseldorf International Airport is just on the doorstep with easy access via the A 59 or A 3 with connection to A 52 from Kreuz Breitscheid, as well as the B 8.
Duisburg is the hub of the European rail network. Both national and international rail connections and the Düsseldorf-Duisburg line intersect here to provide a fast link to almost all major cities in the populous Rhine-Ruhr region.
Motorways A57, A59 and A3 cross the city on the North-South axis; the A40 and A42 on the West-East axis.

by train
Duisburg is the hub of the European rail network. Both national and international rail connections and the Düsseldorf-Duisburg line intersect here to provide a fast link to almost all major cities in the populous Rhine-Ruhr region.

Public transport
Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVG) is one of the 24 partners in the regional Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) public transport association. The DVG Customer Center at the bus station (main station) is the interface between local and regional public transport.

Info Point of DVG (at the central rail station)
Harry-Epstein-Platz 10
Hours of opening:
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m. -1p.m.
Time-table hotline: +49(0)203-604-4551

Locally: Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVG)
Regionally: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR)
Nationally: Deutsche Bahn
Airport: Düsseldorf International
Traffic reports of North-Rhine Westphalia

Call Duisburg is the first citizens information and service call center to be set up by a city in Germany. If you need information, have questions or ideas, or perhaps a complaint about anything in the city: this is the number to call. Our team at Call Duisburg will listen and give you answers. A fast, unbureaucratic and easily accessible service.

What does Call Duisburg mean to you?

You save time and unnecessary traveling
Call Duisburg helps you find your way through the bureaucratic maze. We tell you which documents you need so you only have to visit the office once...

Call Duisburg : +49203 940049
Faxservice : +49203 283 6550
E-Mail : call@stadt-duisburg.de

All the expertise of Duisburg city on one number
Call Duisburg combines experts from all city offices. If you have questions for individual offices/institutions, you can clarify them directly with our service team.

Your city listens to you
If you want to tell us something, this is where you can do so. And you can be sure that you are speaking to the right person because Call Duisburg is responsible for everything in and around Duisburg. We will ensure that your requests, ideas or criticism reach the right place. Your modern city administration works efficiently: Call Duisburg combines responsibilities that were previously handled by different authorities. This makes work faster and more efficient but also means just one contact partner. So bureaucracy is more transparent and personal: city administration of the third millennium.

Your city administration even more accessible, the Call Center telephone line is now open longer

Monday to Friday from 7.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am - 4:00 pm

Highlights of Duisburg

  • Duisburger Zoo

  • Museum der deutschen Binnenschifffahrt

  • Inland Port Duisburg

  • Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg

  • Landschaftspark Duisburg – Nord

  • Wasserwelt Wedau

  • Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum

  • Tauch Revier Gasometer

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Duisburg

  • MKM Museum Küppersmühle

  • Niederrhein Therme

  • Sechs-SeenPlatte

  • City Palais Duisburg

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