Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord – top sport landscape park against an industrial backdrop

Within three decades, a decommissioned steel mill was transformed into a metropolitan oasis by creating the Landschaftspark Duisburg- Nord.

The blast furnace backdrop, which has been photographed millions of times, is now a world-famous natural and cultural landscape and a prime event location hosting approximately 250 events per year. Former factory halls were converted into spaces for corporate, sporting and cultural events. Europe’s largest artificial diving centre was created in an old gasometer, while former ore storage bunkers were transformed into an alpine climbing garden. Moreover, a high ropes course was set up in a casting hall and an unused blast furnace was converted into a viewing tower.

In 2023, the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord became the venue for the Ruhr Games and the finals. Since then, it has established itself as a great specialised sports venue with a unique backdrop. The 170-metre-long power station was converted into a versatile multi-sports arena with a capacity of 900 seats, where world-class competitions in boxing, judo and sports acrobatics took place.
The large open space of the bunker forecourt gave way to the centre court, which serves as a multifunctional event venue, and the BMX park, which met the highest demands of the International Championships with an area of over 1,360 square metres and staggering ramps.

The climbing wall for bouldering, an Olympic discipline since 2020, also set a new benchmark. The impressive competition area stretched over 52 metres and offered the highest-ranked young European climbers perfect competition conditions.

‘Nordrhein-Westfalen’ room 148 m²
‘Metropole Ruhr’ room 130 m²
‘Duisburg-Meiderich’ room 130 m²
Power Plant 6,000 m²
Casting House HO1 220 m²
Weighbridge 50 m²
Switch Room je 11 m²
Blower House
Foyer 370 m²
Compressor room 340 m²
Pump house 355 m²
Machine foyer 620 m²
Theatre hall 620 m²
Outdoor areas
Bunkervorplatz, former bunker forecourt approx. 10,000 m²
Steinhallenplatz, location of the tallest sandcastle in the world approx. 12,500 m²
Sinterplatz, former sintering area approx. 7,500 m²
South gallery 280 m²
The outdoor areas vary greatly in terms of layout and flooring. Some areas feature foundations and parts of buildings from the old ironworks while other ones serve as green spaces. Therefore, the specified area dimensions are only indicative.
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Emscherstraße 71, 47137 Duisburg

Parking is available nearby.

Distance to the motorway: 1 km

Distance to the railway station: 8 km

Distance to the airport: 32 km

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