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Duisburg
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Coat of arms Location
Administration
Country Flag of Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Urban district
City subdivisions 7 boroughs, 46 suburbs
Lord Mayor Adolf Sauerland (CDU)
Governing parties CDUGreens
Basic statistics
Area 232.82 km² (89.9 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m  (102 ft)
Population  499,111  (31/12/2006)[1]
 - Density 2,144 /km² (5,552 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate DU
Postal codes 47001–47279
Area code 0203
Website www.duisburg.de

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Duisburg (IPA[ˈdyːsbʊɐg]) is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is an independent metropolitan borough within Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf. With the biggest inland harbour in Europe and its proximity to Düsseldorf International Airport, Duisburg has become an important venue for commerce and steel production. Ruhr Area within Germany Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area, also called simply Ruhr, (German Ruhrgebiet, colloquial Ruhrpott or Kohlenpott) is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large formerly industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to... Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... LTU Airbus A330-200 aircraft at DUS Düsseldorf International Airport (German: ) (IATA: DUS, ICAO: EDDL), is the third largest airport in Germany with 16. ...


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 506,496 residents as of 31 December 2003. 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). University of Duisburg-Essen, with 33,000 students, ranks among the 10 largest German universities. Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steel framework Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ... Blast furnace in Sestao, Spain. ... A building of Uni-DUE at Campus Essen The University of Duisburg-Essen (German: ) is a university institution situated in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ...

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Geography

Duisburg is located in the Lowland Rhine area at the confluence of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers and near the outskirts of the Bergisches Land. The city spreads along both sides of these rivers. For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... For the conurbation see Ruhr Area. ... Berg was a medieval territory in todays North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...


Adjacent cities

The following cities border Duisburg (clockwise starting from north-east): Oberhausen, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Ratingen, Düsseldorf, Krefeld, Moers, Rheinberg and Dinslaken For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Mülheim an der Ruhr is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. ... Ratingen is a North-Rhine-Westphalian (Germany) city in the northwestern part of Berg - about 12 km northeast of Düsseldorf. ... Düsseldorf (IPA: ) is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Moers (in older texts also Mörs or Meurs) is a city (population about 108,000 in 2003) in western Germany. ... Rheinberg is a town and a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Dinslaken is an industrial city in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

Duisburg's inner harbour.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (6661x1357, 2783 KB) Beschreibung: Duisburg Innenhafen (äußerer Bereich) Aufnahmestandort: Ludwigturm Quelle: eigene Aufnahme Fotograf: AlterVista Datum: Juni 2005 Uploaded to de: by AlterVista on June 19, 2005 and licensed under GFDL File links The following pages link to this file...

History

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Roman period

Latest archaeological studies show that today's market-place was already in use in the first century. It has been the major central trading place of the city since the fifth century. The city itself was located at the "Hellweg", an important medieval trade route, and at a ford across the River Rhine. The Romans already guarded the ford. A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...

  • 420 The Franks usurp the Roman settlement and re-colonisation of the old part of the town.
  • 883 Normans conquer Duisburg and stay for the winter. First historic document mentioning Duisburg.
Map of Duisburg, 1566.
Map of Duisburg, 1566.

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Middle Ages

Due to the town's favourable geographic position a palatinate was built and the town was soon granted the royal charter of a free city. Duisburg became a member of the Hanseatic League. Around 1000 the river Rhine moved westward from the city. This put an end to the city's development as a trading town and it soon grew into a quiet rural city. The productions of cartographer Gerardus Mercator and the foundation of a university in 1655 established the city's renown as "Educated Duisburg" ("Duisburgum Doctum"). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A city-state is a region controlled exclusively by a city. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... Gerardus Mercator (March 5, 1512 – December 2, 1594) was a Flemish cartographer. ...

  • around 1000, the Rhine moves its river bed from Duisburg
  • 1120 construction of the city wall
  • 1279 "city charter" granted by King Lothar III
  • 1445 attack by the Cologne Archbishop was thwarted
  • 1566 Johannes Corputius completes his city map of Duisburg.
  • 1666 Duisburg within the Duchy of Cleves becomes a part of Brandenburg-Prussia

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Industrial revolution

The rise of tobacco and textile industries in the 18th century made Duisburg an industrial center. Big industrial companies such as iron and steel producing firms (Thyssen and Krupp) influenced the development of the city within the Prussian Rhine Province. Large housing areas near production sites were being built as workers and their families moved in. ThyssenKrupp AG (ISIN: DE0007500001) is a very large German industrial conglomerate, with about 188,000 employees. ... The three rings were the symbol for Krupp, based on the radreifen - the seamless railway wheels patented by Alfred Krupp. ... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ...

  • 1824 construction of the sulfuric acid factory Fr. W. Curtius. Beginning of the industry age in Duisburg.
  • 1828 Franz Haniel builds a dockyard for steamships
  • 1846 railroad line to Düsseldorf
  • 1847 railroad line via Dortmund to Minden
  • 1873 Duisburg becomes an independent city borough.
  • 1904 Birth of the 100,000th resident (Ernst R. Straube)
  • 1921 French Infantry occupy the city on 8 March to secure war reparation payments incurred during World War I.
  • 1929 The city of Duisburg-Hamborn is renamed Duisburg.
  • 1938 (November) The Nazis destroy the Jewish synagogue.

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World War II

A major logistical center in the Ruhr and location of chemical, steel and iron industries, Duisburg was a primary target of Allied bombers. As such, it is considered by some historians to be the single most heavily bombed German city by the Allies during World War II, with industrial areas and residential blocks targeted by Allied incendiary bombs. In general, allies are people or groups that have joined an alliance and are working together to achieve some common purpose. ... For other uses, see Bomber (disambiguation). ... Look up ally in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


On the night of 12–13 June 1941, British bombers dropped a total of 445 tons of bombs in and around Duisberg. Another British raid of 577 bombers destroyed the old city between 12–13 May 1943 with 1,599 tons of bombs. During the bombing raids, 96,000 people were made homeless with countless lives lost. In 1944 the city was again badly damaged as a total of 2,000 tons of bombs were dropped on the 22 May. On 14 October, the tonnage amount was doubled to 2,018 tons when Halifax, Lancaster and Mosquito bombers appeared over Duisburg as part of Operation Hurricane. This daylight raid was followed by a night attack; over 24 hours about 9,000 tons of HE and incendaries had been dropped on Duisburg. Numerous similar attacks followed until the end of the 1944. The Handley Page Halifax was one of the British front-line, four-engine heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. ... The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engine Second World War bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). ... The de Havilland Mosquito[1] was a British combat aircraft that excelled in a number of roles during the Second World War. ... Operation Hurricane was a joint RAF Bomber Command and the USAAF VIII Bomber Command operation during October 1944 to demonstrate to the enemy in Germany generally the overwhelming superiority of the Allied Air Forces in this theatre[1] A Lancaster drops bundles of incendiary bombs (left), incendiary bombs and a...


In the last stages of the war in Europe, the city was under artillery barrage from the 3 April 1945. On the 12 April 1945 military units of the U.S. 9th Army entered Duisburg. On 8 May 1945 the ADSEC Engineer Group A, led by Col. Helmer Swenholt, commanding officer of the 332nd Engineer General Service Regiment, constructed a railroad bridge between Duisburg and Rheinhausen across the Rhine River. This bridge was 860 meters long, and constructed in six days, fifteen hours and twenty minutes, a record time. This Bridge was named the "VictoryBridge".[1] is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... A number of nations have had a Ninth Army: British Ninth Army German Ninth Army US Ninth Army This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... ADSEC represents The Advance Section, Communications Zone, which was formally activated at Bristol in February 1944. ... Helmer Swenholt was born 28 June 1886 in Wittenbery, Shawano Co (near Shawano, Wisconsin). ... 332nd Engineer General Service Regiment or 332nd Engineer Regiment[1] was was activated as a Special Service Regiment in May 1942, as a unit in the United States Army. ...


Post war period

A total of 299 bombing raids had almost completely destroyed the historic cityscape. 80% of all residential buildings had been destroyed or partly damaged. Almost the whole of the city had to be rebuilt, and most historic landmarks had been lost.


Duisburg celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 1983. On 19 July 2004 it was hit by a tornado. The municipal theatre and parts of the city center were damaged. The city hosted the 7th World Games in 2005. is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... IWGA logo The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. ...


Economy and infrastructure

Transport

Watershed of the Rhine River
Watershed of the Rhine River

Download high resolution version (514x642, 20 KB)Watershed of the Rhine river Licensed for use in accordance with the GFDL. Created using this online map creation tool. ... Download high resolution version (514x642, 20 KB)Watershed of the Rhine river Licensed for use in accordance with the GFDL. Created using this online map creation tool. ...

Duisburg Port

"Duisport" [2] 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 Ruhr river where it joins the Rhine. Each year more than 40 million tonnes 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. For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... For the conurbation see Ruhr Area. ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ...


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 InterCityExpress 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. This article is about the German, Austrian and Swiss road system. ... ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... A Romanian InterCity train, run by Romanian Railways, at Arad station in May 2003 InterCity is a name for the inter-city rail services in Europe. ... Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... S-Bahn refers to suburban metro railways in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ... The Rhine-Ruhr Area in Germany ranks among the large metropolitan areas in the world, with 11,233,678 people. ... Stadtbahn signet as used in North Rhine-Westphalia Stadtbahn (literally in German: city railway) is a term for light rail systems in operation in Germany. ... Düsseldorf (IPA: ) is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... The Rheinbahn is a public transport provider operating in and around Düsseldorf. ... VRR area The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (abbreviated VRR) is the public transport association covering the area of the Rhine-Ruhr megalopolis in Germany. ...


Media

There are several newspapers reporting on local events and politics, including the "Westdeutsche Allgemeine" (WAZ), the "Neue Ruhr Zeitung" (NRZ) and the "Rheinische Post" (RP). The local radio station "Radio Duisburg" was the first local radio broadcaster in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia. It started broadcasting in 1990. There is a local TV station ("STUDIO 47"), which was the first local station to broadcast in North Rhine-Westphalia. It started broadcasting in 2006. In its Duisburg studions the WDR produces a local programme for the city of Duisburg and the lower rhine region north of Düsseldorf. WDR is part of the German TV and radio network ARD. The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung is a leading commercial newspaper from Essen, Germany. ... Rheinische Post (English: Rhenish Post) is a major German regional daily newspaper published by the Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft mbH company. ... Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... The Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) is a public broadcaster in the German Bundesland North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office is in Köln. ... ARD (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – the Consortium of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany), is a joint organization of Germanys regional public broadcasting agencies. ...


Culture

Duisburg hosts a comprehensive range of cultural facilities and events. A highlight is the annual "Duisburger Akzente" [3], a festival focusing on modern social, political and cultural topics.

Landschaftspark by night.
Landschaftspark by night.

Besides Düsseldorf Duisburg is a residence of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, one of the major opera houses in Germany. The Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra is one of Germany's orchestras with an international reputation. Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord at Night Template:GNU-FDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord at Night Template:GNU-FDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Düsseldorf (IPA: ) is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Deutsche Oper am Rhein (The German Opera of the Rhine) is an opera company based in Düsseldorf and Duisburg. ... The Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra (in German: Duisburger Philharmoniker) is a German orchestra based in Duisburg. ...


Thanks to its history as a harbor city and a trade and industrial center Duisburg offers a variety of architectural places of interest. The spectrum goes from old churches such as "St Johann Baptist" in Duisburg-Hamborn, which was built in 900, to modern age buildings like Micro-Electronic-Centrum in Duisburg-Neudorf, built in 1995. Another subject of interest is the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord [4] an abandoned industrial complex open to the public and an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage. The city center locates the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum [5], the municipal theatre [6] and the shopping street known as "fountain mile". This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) is a network of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe. ... Die Kniende (kneeing woman), 1911 Wilhelm Lehmbruck (* January 4, 1881 in Duisburg, † March 25, 1919 in Berlin) was a German sculptor. ...


Sport

Club Sport League Venue
MSV Duisburg Football Bundesliga MSV Arena
EV Duisburg Icehockey DEL (1st German Icehockey League) Scania Arena
FCR 2001 Duisburg Women's football around the world Bundesliga 1st German League PCC Stadion
Duisburg Dockers Baseball, American football Landesliga II (2nd District League) Schwelgernstadion
ASCD Water polo 1. Wasserball Bundesliga (1st Water Polo League) ASCD Schwimmstadion

Duisburg is involved in many kinds of sports. Nevertheless, most important for its inhabitants is the local football club MSV Duisburg. Recently, with the new MSV Arena the city received a brand new sports stadium for various kinds of sports such as football and American football. During the summer months of 2005 the World Games took place in Duisburg. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Duisburg was the stage for preparation of the Portuguese team and the residence of the Italian football team, who won the cup in the final match against France. Duisburg is also known for its rowing and canoeing regattas and the world championships that take place there regularly. Other popular sports are icehockey, baseball, American football, water polo and hockey. MSV Duisburg is a German football club based in Duisburg, in the Ruhr valley of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germanys football league system. ... MSV Arena is a multi-use stadium in Duisburg, Germany. ... A professional ice hockey game, being played at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... In vector calculus, del is a vector differential operator represented by the nabla symbol: ∇. Del is a mathematical tool serving primarily as a convention for mathematical notation; it makes many equations easier to comprehend, write, and remember. ... While womens football (soccer) is not as high profile as mens football, with the possible exception of the United States, there are many countries around the world which do organise football for women on a national and club level. ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Water polo is a team water sport. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... MSV Duisburg is a German football club based in Duisburg, in the Ruhr valley of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... The World Games of 2005 took place in Duisburg, Germany from 14th July 2005 until 24th July 2005. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Look up rowing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... A professional ice hockey game, being played at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Water polo is a team water sport. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ...


Upcoming sports events

The World Games 2013 are scheduled for Duisburg and Düsseldorf.[2] Düsseldorf (IPA: ) is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ...


Twin cities

Duisburg's twin cities are: [7]

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References

  1. ^ Population statistics. Statistisches Landesamt NRW.
  2. ^ The World Games 2013: Duisburg & Duesseldorf
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Motto: none Voivodship West Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Szczecina Mayor Marian Jurczyk Area 301,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 413 600 1372/km² Founded City rights 8th century 1243 Latitude Longitude 14°34E 53°26N Area code +48 91 Car plates ZS Twin towns Berlin-Kreuzberg... Stralsund is a city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... Wismar is a small port and Hanseatic League town in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, about 45 km due east of Lübeck, and 30 km due north of Schwerin. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 445 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,250 × 695 pixels, file size: 141 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Image:Extent of the Hansa. ... 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Kaliningrad (Russian: ; Lithuanian: Karaliaučius; German  , Polish: Królewiec; briefly Russified as Kyonigsberg), is a seaport and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. ... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... County Area 159. ... For other uses, see Riga (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Motto: Durabo (Latin: I will last) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship County city county Established 13th century City rights 1233 Government  - Mayor MichaÅ‚ Zaleski Area  - City 115. ... Coordinates: , Country Municipality County Gotland County Province Gotland Charter 1645 Area [1]  - Total 12. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... Bochum is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Breckerfeld is a North Rhine-Westphalian (Germany) municipality in the district of Ennepe_Ruhr. ... 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Hotels in Duisburg Germany (1536 words)
Das Zentrum von Duisburg erreichen Sie schnell und bequem.
In the heart of Duisburg, just 2 minutes to walk from the central station we expect you in our comfortable family run hotel with conviviality and in cheerful atmosphere.
Der Steigenberger Duisburger Hof pflegt seit 1927 Hotelkultur besonderer Qualität: Neben den weiträumigen, eleganten Tagungsräumen und geschmackvoll eingerichteten Zimmern erwartet den Gast eine exzellente Küche und ein erlesener Weinkeller.
Duisburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1322 words)
Duisburg is a German city and port in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Duisburg is located in the Lowland Rhine area at the confluence of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers and at the outskirts of the Bergisches Land.
Besides Düsseldorf Duisburg is a residence of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, one of the major opera houses in Germany.
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