The Inner Harbour, the Old Town Park and the Marina

The "Five Boats"
The transformation of the inner harbour site into a new "harbour district" providing residential, working, cultural and leisure facilities is one of Duisburg┤s most innovative projects featuring both functional and artistic aspects. The Garten der Erinnerung (Garden of Remembrance) in the Altstadtpark (Old Town Park) near the Jewish Community Centre is the work of the Israeli artist Dani Karavan. In his work he has deliberately left the outer walls of demolished houses and stairways untouched in order to recall the architectural past of the harbour area.

Row of old warehouses


The pedestrian bridge to the marina is extraordinarily flexible. Within the space of six minutes it can be arched upwards to allow incoming boats to pass beneath. The recently opened marina provides mooring berths for boat-owners. The rear section of the harbour has been closed off. Here, along a row of old warehouses, the "Five Boats" and small Dutch-type canals a unique mixture of cafÚs, bars, restaurants and a museum of contemporary art are turning the area into a highly popular waterside leisure resort.
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