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Hochofen

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  • Oliver

    In furnaces such as blast furnace 5, ores were melted into pig iron together with many other additives at a heat of around 2,000 degrees. Such a blast furnace ran in continuous operation for ten years before it had to be re-bricked inside.

    Of the former five blast furnaces of the Meiderich ironworks, three are still preserved today - after the early demolition of two furnaces. Blast furnace 5 is the only one of these three that is freely accessible to everyone. It was completely refurbished again shortly before the plant closed and is therefore well preserved.

    Today an iron staircase at blast furnace 5 leads up to a visitor platform. Here you can enjoy a great view over the city of Duisburg, the Ruhr area and the Lower Rhine. Watch out: you see more green than you might have guessed. The sight is particularly beautiful at sunset or at night when the lights of the big city light up and the park becomes a light work of art.

    Blast furnace 5 and its viewing platform are open every day and around the clock. In snow, storm and slippery conditions, the furnace is closed for safety reasons.

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    • November 13, 2017

  • wuseltiere

    Imposing view from the blast furnace over and into the terrain.

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    • March 30, 2017

  • Martin

    Free ascent via stairs at 70 meters height possible. Above a terrific view over the landscape park and Duisburg. Free use of a binoculars possible at the top.

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    • October 30, 2017

  • Bumble-Bee

    The uppermost part of the stairs is a bit exposed, if you have a fear of heights then you should grope slowly.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Frank S.

    When the weather is good you have a great view over the north of Duisburg

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    • May 4, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    At dusk or at night a dream. Great lighting.

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    • January 20, 2018

  • Frank S.

    Not only by the great light installation in the dark a highlight, but also during the day there is always something new to discover

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    • July 9, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    At the weekends, the old industrial plants are illuminated in color after dark.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Oliver

    In the former Möller bunkers today is the climbing garden of the DAV section Duisburg
    dav-duisburg.de

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    • November 8, 2017

  • Bumble-Bee

    With some film contributions from the earlier time at the blast furnace.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Jan

    Impressive industry Braache at dizzy heights

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    • December 13, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    If you have the opportunity by day and at night (if the systems are illuminated colorfully) visit.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • MKKA

    The way up is very interesting and then comes the great view

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    • November 11, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    The view from the blast furnace is great. In the evening, the industrial plants are illuminated in color.

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    • December 13, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    From here, the surcharges were given in the blast furnace.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    The cooling system served to cool the blast furnace wall.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Thom

    can be climbed.

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    • October 29, 2017

  • 🄽🄸🄲🄾🄻🄴 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️

    The landscape park is a huge adventure .. Very interesting. Many observation towers that you can climb. The physical well-being after the tour is also well taken care of. Toilets 🚽 are also available

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    • September 19, 2021

  • Christian

    The landscape park is a very amazing highlight to explore by day and especially by night. 😊

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    • October 5, 2021

  • Bumble-Bee

    Especially at night worth the climb. The mezzanines can then be very dark - flashlight recommended.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Jessi & 🐕🐾🐴

    Everywhere simply amazing photo opportunities 😍😍

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    • February 13, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    Great view, especially when the industrial plants are illuminated in color.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Oliver
    • December 14, 2016


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