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    Walking time 

    Duisburg has 3,600 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 113 days. And, when you need to get home there are 577 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Duisburg.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Duisburg has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Duisburg has more than 118,805 street lamps, which use 5.9 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 15.6 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 6.7% of Duisburg’s total area, 233 square kilometers. That means each of Duisburg’s 486,855 residents has an average of 32 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Duisburg want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 488 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 3 km long.


    More than 362 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,104 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Duisburg. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Duisburg offers more than 41 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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