Ruhr Industrial Heritage Trail – Duisburg: Town and Harbour

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The concept of grouping together legacy industrial sites to assist and enable them with marketing was developed by North Rhine Westphalia between 1995 and 1999. It came together with partners from Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgian to apply for Interreg IIC money to develop the idea of the European Route of Industrial Heritageusing test routes in the four countries. In 2001 they produced a report showing the posssible structure. The report concluded with the Duisburg Declaration. [1]

Oscar Huber, a museum ship in the Deutschen Binnenschifffahrtsmuseums
Schifferbörse (Ship Exchange)
Ruhrorter Kastell im Jahre 1587

Coordinates: 51°26′07″N 6°45′46″E / 51.435147°N 6.762692°E / 51.435147; 6.762692 Duisburg: Town and Harbour is the Theme Route No. 1 of the Industrial Heritage Trail, which passes through Duisburg, the Inner Harbour, Ruhrort,[2] the Duisburg-Ruhrorter harbour and other attractions on the Rhine and Ruhr. These trails were first developed between 1989 and 1999,[3] although

The first heritage trail starts in the Inner Harbour of Duisburg and finishes at the lock at Meiderich.[4]The second centres on the Rhine Ruhrort harbours. The Third theme route on features between them. The Duisburg: Industrial Culture on the Rhine is made up these three routes.[5]

The presentation of the route combines a caring attitude to the locations with a scientific attitude and an easily accessible manner of presentation.[6]

Some locations are also included in other theme routes of the Industrial Heritage Trail.[7]

An guide to the Duisburg: Town and Harbour Theme Route, Duisburg: Stadt und Hafen (Themenroute 1) by Dagmar Bungardt and Esher Gudrun has been published by the Regionalverband Ruhr, but is only available in German.[8] A more comprehensive Atlas containing all the Theme Routes is however available with text in both German and English.[8]

Heritage Trail 1: Inner harbour (Hafenpfad Inner)[edit]

German name English meaning Description Photo
Museum Küppersmühle Küpper's Mill Museum Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art
Küppersmühle Museum
Innenhafen Duisburg Duisburg Inner Harbour Former central harbour of Duisburg
Duisburg Inner Harbour
Holzgracht Wood Canal One of the three canals built in the post-industrial redevelopment of the area
Werhahnmühle Werhahn Mill Redeveloped nineteenth century mill
Werhanmühle at night
Hafenwohnanlagen Duisburg Harbour Residential Buildings Residential buildings located near the Duisburg Canals
Residential building alongside Hansageracht
Kindertagesstätte Hansegracht Hansegracht Child Day Care Centre Child day care centre located in former tobacco factory
Kindertagesstätte Hansegracht
Hansegracht Hansa Canal One of the three canals built in the post-industrial redevelopment of the area
Hansegracht, one of the three Duisburger Innenhafen canals
Faktorei 21 [de] Factor 21 A 1900 storage building reconstructed as offices and a restaurant
Faktorei 21, July 2011
Hafenforum (Duisburg) [de]
Hafenforum, July 2011
Speicher Allgemeine Allgemeine grainstore a former granary now used for office space and parking facilities
Speicher Allgemeine July 2011
Portsmouth Damm and Hafennordseite Duisburg [Hafennordseitev]
Portmouth Damm, July 2008
Eurogate Duisburg [Eurogate]
Spar-Zentrale Duisburg [Sparzentrale]
Duisburger Holzhafen
Garten der Erinnerung Garden of Remembrance
Garden of Remembrance showing part of the Jewish quarter
Jüdisches Gemeindezentrum
Fußgängerbrücke und Marina Duisburg
Duisburg town wall remnants
Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum
Polizeitechnische Dienste
Steiger SchwanentorHafenrundfahrt Duisburger Häfen

Heritage Trail 2: Ruhrort (Hafenpfad Ruhrort)[edit]

German name English meaning Description Photo
Steiger Schifferbörse
Ehemaliges Rathaus
Friedhof – Grabstätte Haniel
Friedrich-Ebert-Brücke tower
Museum der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt
Binnenschifffahrt smuseum

Heritage Trail 3: Between Duisburg and Ruhrort (Schauplätze von Hafen und Schifffahrt zwischen Duisburg und Ruhrort)[edit]

German name English meaning Description Photo
Vinckekanal und duisport Duisburger Hafen AG
Rheinorange at the Ruhrmündung
Ruhrschleuse und Ruhrwehr
Ruhrschleuse and Ruhrwehr
Schleppamt Duisburg
Schleuse Meiderich
The lower gates at Schleuse Meiderich


  1. ^ "ERIH's History and Goals - ERIH". Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ Lang, Thomas. "Ruhrort: Mehr als nur ein Stadtteil von Duisburg". Thomas Lang. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ Jaquet, Pierre. "Route der Industriekultur". (in German). Ruhr Guide. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ "20 Jahre Route der Industriekultur". Innenhafen-Magazin. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Stadtplan Duisburg". Städte-Verlag E. v. Wagner & J. Mitterhuber GmbH. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  6. ^ "In het Ruhrgebied is de lucht weer blauw". Historisch Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Historisch Nieuwsblad. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  7. ^ Brunsmann, Martin. "Duisburg | myRegioGuideBlog". myRegioGuideBlog (in German). Martin Brunsmann. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b "LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall und das Muttental. LWL-Industriemuseum Henrichshütte Hattingen. LVR-Industriemuseum Zinkfabrik Altenberg - PDF". Regionalverband Ruh. Retrieved 6 November 2019.