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Duisburg: Expertly Guided Schimmi Tour with Currywurst

1. Duisburg: Expertly Guided Schimmi Tour with Currywurst

For fans of Horst Schimanski, alias Schimmi, experience an incredible two hours visiting the most important filming locations in the harbor area of Duisburg-Ruhrort. More than 13,000 fans from all over Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already followed the traces of Schimmi and admired his adventures from the famous "Tatort" TV series. The guides pf DU Tours are specialists in anecdotes of Schimmi and know, for example, why the TV character of Schimanski was so widely discussed in Germany and why he is still so admired today. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of one of Schimanski’s favorite meals, currywurst (German curried sausage).

Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

2. Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

Oberhausen's most exciting indoor leisure attraction invites you to play and have fun, build and discover. With your admission ticket, you will experience a colorful and action-packed journey through Lego world, where your imagination and creativity knows no bounds. In Miniland, small explorers can marvel at the Ruhrgebiet in miniature form. Visit the 4D cinema, a world with many exciting surprises and fascinating special effects. At the Lego factory, anyone can make their own genuine Duplo stone and take it home as a souvenir. Also in the family attraction: the Lego Friends area, the Royal Adventure rides and the Merlin's Magic Student merry-go-round. On the 240-square-meter interactive pirate island, small explorers can go on a treasure hunt as pirates, conquering and capsizing ships. In the new City and Construction play area, huge skyscrapers meet cozy single-family houses and bring your dream city to life.

Münster Old Town: 2-hour Outdoor Escape Game

3. Münster Old Town: 2-hour Outdoor Escape Game

Let the games begin. Set out as heroes with a team and follow a gripping story to save the city. Crack codes in the 120-minute time limit and deliver logical solutions to clues and puzzles, the only way to get closer to the finale piece by piece. The tasks are beamed to an iPad, as a live chat with a personal game master. Bring a gamer's heart and the desire to have an adventure in a real 3D setting. Get wrapped up in the adventure and forget if it is happening in the city or a strange world. Get ready for an exciting challenge, cool gadgets, and a strong team. Explore the neighborhood, the perfect territory for enthusiastic thinkers. Be inspired by the cityscape, decipher architectural codes and find the missing elements to solve the mission.

Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City

4. Duisburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City

Start your adventure in front of the Tourist Information Center in the popular shopping street of Königstraße. Then visit the Kantpark, where you can discover some art objects. Continue your way to Dellplatz and the Lifesaver fountain, which became Duisburg's landmark. Also explore the town hall, the old market and the imposing, newly created inner harbor. Last but not least, make your way through the subway station designed by the famous Gerhard Richter, and the city theater. Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Follow clear and precise directions and find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Have fun while you receive detailed information regarding the historical background of every attraction.

Oberhausen: Segway Tour to Tetraeder Bottrop

5. Oberhausen: Segway Tour to Tetraeder Bottrop

Discover one of the most popular landmarks and viewing points in the Ruhr Valley on a Segway tour along Rhine-Herne Canal up to the incredible pyramid sculpture of Tetraeder in Bottrop. Begin at the parking lot in front of the gasometer in Oberhausen, where a short safety briefing will be provided by your guide. Ride along the Rhine-Herne Canal and admire, not only the imposing ships but also other beautiful and interesting structures along the way. Leave the Rhine-Herne Canal cycle path and continue on an asphalted path along the forest, before riding again on a section of the cycle path next to the Rhine-Herne Canal. Approximately 4 km before your final destination, head off the cycle path along the Rhine-Herne Canal again and head to Bernepark, a former sewage treatment plant that was transformed into overnight stays. After admiring this unique overnight accommodation, continue to the slag heap at Beckstraße to see the "Tetraeder". Climb a steel staircase to reach the 3 viewing platforms. Get breathtaking views of almost the entire Ruhr area from a total height of 128 meters above the ground. After soaking up the unique view, leave the Beckstraße slag heap once again and glide back to the starting point at the gasometer.

Duisburg: Tiger and Turtle Magic Mountain Segway Tour

6. Duisburg: Tiger and Turtle Magic Mountain Segway Tour

Explore Duisburg's outdoor and immersive art installation and landmark — Tiger and Turtle — Magic Mountain — on a guided segway tour. See the sprawling views from the top of the hill and discover the city's lake region, Sechs Seen, from a unique perspective. Start your tour right by the famous Reggattabahn Sportpark Wedau in the city. Begin with a short safety briefing by your guide before gliding along the Wedau Regatta Course to reach the shores of Lake Masuria and Wolfsee. From there, follow the paved path to your first destination, the Wolfsberg lookout tower. Get off the segway and walk around to get a wonderful view over the lake landscape and, in good weather, even an impressive distant view over the Ruhr area. After this first stop, continue your unique journey passing other picturesque lakeshores and crossing over to Duisburg South. Once at Tiger and Turtle, hop off your segway and walk around this immersive outdoor landmark, which can be seen from miles around. Walk on the sculpture via the steel railing and take in a fantastic view over the Rhine River from a height of 85 meters above sea level. If climbing isn't for you, you can still enjoy a striking view over large parts of the Ruhr area from the slag heap.

Bochum: Segway Tour along Kemnade Reservoir

7. Bochum: Segway Tour along Kemnade Reservoir

Explore the peaceful banks of Kemnade Reservoir in Bochum on a segway tour. Roll seamlessly to historical sights along the route, including the moated castle of Haus Kemnade. See the natural beauty of the Ruhr area and feel the wind in your hair as you glide on your segway. Start your tour at Kemnade Reservoir near the Heveney leisure pool in Witten, where a theoretical and safety briefing will be provided by your tour guide. Once all tour participants can move safely on their segway, head off along the Kemnade Reservoir. Learn how the Kemnade Reservoir is one of the 5 artificial lakes of the Ruhrverband and is located between the districts of Bochum and Witten. It was built between 1976 and 1979 and is one of the most beautiful reservoirs in the Ruhr area. Admire the scenic landscape along the northern shore, before crossing over to the other side at the Kemnade weir. Leave the circuit and take a short detour to the moated castle of Haus Kemnade, then glide back towards the shore and ride along the southern side of the lake. Passing Haus Herbede, a knight's estate in the Ruhr valley and the golf course of the Ruhr Golf, cross the Ruhr over the lake bridge at the Zollhaus, a former Prussian bridge keeper's house. Before driving back to the starting point, depending on the size of the group, make a short detour to the Kemnade Lake lighthouse. Almost entirely surrounded by water, it is a very popular photo location. After a short break, drive back to the starting point.

Duisburg: Bungee Jumping

8. Duisburg: Bungee Jumping

Get out of your comfort zone with an exciting bungee jump in Duisburg with this attraction ticket. Jump knowing that your bungee belt and ankle cuff equipment is high-quality and maintained to high safety standards.  Register at the bungee jumping center and get set up with your equipment. Listen as your host talks you through the process in a soothing manner and checks to ensure your equipment is ready to go. Admire views of the entire industrial area and leap off the platform towards emerald green water. Fall through the air for 50 meters and feel the bounce of the cord. Return to the solid ground after your burst of adrenaline.

Hattingen Segway Tour

9. Hattingen Segway Tour

After your safety briefing, put on your helmet, safety vest, and audio receiver. Begin with your experienced tour guide at the Henrichshütte, which is the anchor point of the industrial heritage route and the location of the oldest preserved blast furnace in the area. Along the Ruhr, continue towards the old historic town of Middleage.  Enjoy sights of the historic core with almost 150 half-timbered houses, the Malerwinkel with the leaning tower of St. George's Church, and the Old Town Hall from 1576, where the Municipal Gallery is located. On your return, drive through the Henrichspark, which stands as a leisure and recreational park for the structural change of the region.

Hattingen-Witten: Guided Segway Tour

10. Hattingen-Witten: Guided Segway Tour

Hop aboard a segway and embark on a scenic tour along the north side of the Kemnader reservoir. Ascend to the top of the high tower of Blankenstein Castle and get impressive panoramic views across Ruhr valley. Start at the parking lot near the Kemnader reservoir. There, you'll receive professional instruction in theory and practice from your friendly guide. Then, travel along the north side of the Kemnader reservoir. The Kemnader reservoir is one of the 5 reservoirs of the Ruhrverband and is located between the districts of Bochum and Witten. Discover one of the most beautiful reservoirs in the Ruhr area which is also a very popular destination. After admiring the beautiful landscape along the northern bank, cross over to the other side at the Kemnade weir. Leave the circuit and make a short detour to Haus Kemnade. From there, travel on remote but well-developed paths to Blankenstein Castle in Hattingen. Climb the 30m high tower, and get a sensational view over the old town and the Ruhr valley, the house Kemnade, and the old village of Stiepel. Glide back towards the shore and drive on the south side of the Kemnade reservoir. Pass Haus Herbede, a manor in the Ruhr Valley, and the Ruhr Golf course. Cross the Ruhr over the Lake Bridge at the Customs House. Finally, get back to the starting point via the cycle path of the Kemnade reservoir.

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