We went on a daytrip to Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord for Hielke’s birthday at the beginning of April. Hielke loves ruins, abandoned buildings and industrial history, so that is why I came up with the idea to go to the Landschaftspark. We went completely unprepared, so I had no idea what to expect. I compiled this little guide for your visit, as I would highly recommend visiting this unique park!
The Landschaftspark is free to visit and there are several (free) parking areas at the entrance of the park. Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of cars and buses in the parking lot, the park is very large, so it won’t feel overcrowded. You don’t have to plan anything, as walking around the industrial buildings is a lot of fun in itself. You will find information about the prior use indicated on signs, however those are in German. Besides admiring the industrial history of Duisburg you can also undertake several activities.
One fun activity to do is climbing the viewing tower, that provides views all over the park. I was surprised that the Landschaftspark was very kid friendly, as certain areas of the park were changed into playgrounds. A part of the park is used as a climbing garden, definitely a super cool activity if you are into that. If you want to know more about activities in the Landschaftspark, I would recommend checking out the official website. In the weekend there is a lightshow in the evenings. When we visited there were some food stalls, where you could buy an affordable and tasty meal. There are also some free toilets near the entrance.
The Landschaftspark opened in 1994, so since that time nature has had a lot of time to take over parts of the park. I loved the daffodils and cherry blossoms that were blooming when we visited in April.
Pictures say more than words
To get a good idea of what to expect when you visit the Landschaftspark you can check out my pictures. We had a family day filled with fun!