The town of Duisburg
with more than 585.000 inhabitants is 1.000 years old and
thanks its prosoerity the industry of coal and steal.
The mouth of the Ruhr in the Rhine made the development of
Duisburg Ruhrort to the biggest inland port of the world possible.
Besides them Duisburg ist the biggest European steal producing
town and has got an university for a few years. Duisburg is
also the transmission to the left side of the lower Rhine
as the most western town of the Ruhr - district. Holland is
not far away.