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Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park

Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park

Climbing a blast furnace in Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

In 1901, August Thyssen built a steel factory with a blast furnace, the Rheinische Stahlwerke zu Meiderich bei Ruhrort, in Duisburg, Germany.

In 84 years, the five blast furnaces produced 37 million tons of steel, but after that, things went downhill: the plant was finally closed in 1985 due to overcapacity in the European steel market.

Citizen protest

Thanks to the storm of protest from local residents, the entire installation is still standing. Duisburg bought the 200-hectare site for a symbolic euro and commissioned landscape architect Peter Latz.


Latz created a park for tourists, cyclists and walkers, which opened its doors on June 19, 1994.

In 2010, the Landschaftspark was one of the eye-catchers of the Ruhr area, which, with its industrial heritage, was declared the cultural capital of Europe.

Blast furnace 5

You can now climb blast furnace five and get lost among the ore bunkers and cowpers (air preheaters) of the factory.

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