The inland harbour of Duisburg with all its facilities is considered the largest inland port in the world. Here - in the middle of the Ruhr Aarea - stately ships lie at anchor and wait for the next tour across the world's seas, via the seaports of Amsterdam, Emden, Rotterdam, Antwerp or Hamburg. The Ruhr Area offers a good combination of waterways, roads and railways so that various goods can be optimally shipped and transported. The 21 public harbour basins have a water surface of more than 180 ha, the shore length is 40 km, 15 km of which are transhipment shores with railway siding.
Harbour cruise in the middle of the Ruhr Area
If you want to experience the great flair of Duisburg's inland harbour up close, a harbour cruise is a good choice. Detailed information about the port in Duisburg can be found in the neighbouring Museum der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt (German Inland Waterways Museum), to which you can also easily be taken by boat.