ECCOMAS Multibody Dynamics Conference 2019
July 15-18, 2019, Duisburg, Germany
City of Duisburg & Ruhrgebiet
Duisburg is located in one of the most vital regions of Germany, the Ruhrgebiet, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2010. It is the largest metropolitan area in Germany and the fifth largest in Europe. Once the heart of industrialization in Germany, the region reinvented itself as a cultural and touristical highlight.
When visiting Duisburg, there are a couple of interesting places to visit:
A former coal and steel production site converted into a recreational area, which combines nature, industrial heritage and a fascinating light installation at night. Today, the former industrial buildings have been remodeled and provide numerous opportunities for sports and leisure activities like climbing the old concrete bunkers or scuba diving in old gas tanks (Europe’s largest artificial diving center). The British daily newspaper "The Guardian" chose the park as one of the ten most beautiful urban oases in the world.
Once a major trading center for grain, the Innenhafen Duisburg (engl. Inner Harbour) is now a tourist attraction, especially at night. Today a wide range of restaurants, bars and clubs are situated between the modern office buildings and old warehouses.
You can obtain more information about Duisburg on the following websites:
Other places around Duisburg worth a try are:
Gasometer Oberhausen, Oberhausen
Formerly Europe’s largest disc-type gas holder, converted into an exhibition space.
Villa Hügel, Essen
19th-century mansion, built by the industrialist Alfred Krupp in 1870-1873 as his main residence. Numerous historic rooms as well as the historic exhibition about Krupp can be visited within the regular opening hours.
German Mining Museum (German: Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum), Bochum
The largest mining museum in the world and a renowned research establishment for mining history.
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Art museum containing pieces of art from impressionism, expressionism and surrealism to styles of modern art. Additionally it includes objects of arts and crafts, a graphical and a photographic collection.
Düsseldorf is the capital of the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia as well as the seventh largest city in Germany. It was ranked the sixth most livable city in the world in 2012. It is an international business and financial center and its cultural scene comprises traditional and avant-garde, classical and glamorous. It has a famous opera house and theater as well as excellent restaurants and a vivid nightlife. Additionally it is the fashion capital of Germany offering something for every taste. Düsseldorf Airport is the third-busiest airport in Germany after those of Frankfurt and Munich, serving as the most important international airport for the inhabitants of the densely populated Ruhrgebiet.