Cycling in Duisburg Port in Germany – The world’s largest inland port
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At Duisburg Port, the world's largest inland port located in western Germany, you will be immersed in a fantastic world of logistics, industry, and nature. On your bike, you can discover the port’s 300-year-old history as you ride through an area equivalent to almost 2,100 football pitches between the Rhine and the Ruhr rivers.
In this Collection, we show you five varied circular routes through Duisburg Port. On the way, you visit interesting landmarks as you ride by the port facilities and basins. You soon realise that Duisburg Port is a very special place.
Goods are transported to Duisburg Port by ship, train, and trucks, which makes the huge port the leading logistics hub in Central Europe. As the endpoint of the New Silk Road, both ships and also trains from Asia call at the port. Each week, more than 40 trains run between Duisburg and various destinations in China. Every year, more than 20,000 ships and 25,000 trains travel to destinations throughout Europe and Asia.
As you cycle, get a sense of the vastness of the globalised world and learn how logistics, industry, and trade have been intrinsically linked for over 300 years as you ride around Duisburg Port.
The duisport cycle tour officially begins at the Museum of German Inland Navigation in Duisburg Ruhrort. Of course, you can also start the tour anywhere along the route. To get to the starting point, take tram line 901. It will take you to the Duisburg Thyssen Tor 30 stop, which is located directly behind the museum. You can take your bike on the train from 9 a.m. on weekdays and even all day on weekends.
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