Hochofen

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  • Oliver

    In furnaces such as blast furnace 5, ores, together with many other aggregates, were melted into pig iron at a temperature of around 2000 degrees. For ten years, a blast furnace ran in continuous operation before it had to be re-walled inside.Of the formerly five blast furnaces of the Meidericher metallurgical plant, three have survived today - after the early demolition of two furnaces. Blast furnace 5 is the only one of these three, which is freely accessible to anyone. It was completely refurbished shortly before the factory was closed and is therefore well preserved.Today, an iron staircase leads up the blast furnace 5 up to a visitor platform. Here you can enjoy a great view over the city of Duisburg, the Ruhr area and the Lower Rhine. Attention: You see more green than you might have guessed. Especially beautiful is the sight at sunset or at night, when the lights of the city lights up and the park becomes a work of art.Blast furnace 5 and its observation deck are open daily and around the clock. In case of snow, storm and slipperiness, the blast furnace is closed for safety reasons.

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    • November 13, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    At dusk or at night a dream. Great lighting.

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    • January 20, 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thom

    can be climbed.

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    • October 29, 2017

  • Bumble-Bee

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

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Oliver
    • December 14, 2016

  • 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

  • Jan

    Impressive industry Braache at dizzy heights

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    • December 13, 2018

  • Jessi & 🐕🐾🐴

    Everywhere simply amazing photo opportunities 😍😍

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    • February 13, 2019

  • MKKA

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

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    • November 11, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bumble-Bee

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

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

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

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    From the blast furnace you have a great panoramic view.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Thom

    mit aktustischen Effekten.

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    • October 29, 2017


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