Duisburg is the third biggest city by population in the area and has a bit of a rough image in the context of gang rivalries, mafia shootings and no-go-areas called out by local police. As always this is only partially true, as the majority of Ruhr locals in and outside of the city experience it as pretty safe. And there are some pretty nice spots you need to check out. First to mention is Landschaftspark Duisburg-North, nicknamed Landi, a 180 hectare large park around a former iron works. The Guardian put it in their Top Ten of city parks in the world and it is the number one spot in Duisburg. A variety of different events take place there, so make sure to check the updates. At the place where the rivers Ruhr and Rhine meet, Duisburg has the biggest inland port in the world. Part of it is the Innenhafen (Inner Harbor) where you will find a lot of different things to do. Food places and museums will keep you busy there. No matter if Landschaftspark or Innenhafen: in clear and warm summer nights these are top places to chill with friends. With the largest inland port it comes naturally that German Inland Waterways Museum is located nearby. It was built into a former public swimming pool. Learn about the redevelopment of the harbor, the history of Duisburg’s shipping and enjoy the exhibition of real ships. For fans of the art scene there are two museums you definitely need to see. First there is Lehmbruck Museum that specializes in sculpture and is named after Duisburg-born sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Museum Kuppersmühle deals with modern and contemporary art. And if you are traveling with your family, visiting Zoo Duisburg is always a good idea.