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Mu­sic­al en­ergy by the fur­nace

Ruhr Pi­ano Fest­iv­al at the Duis­burg smelt­ing works

The Ruhr Piano Festival, which inspires the entire region every year, is also a guest at Landscape Park Duisburg Nord. Where once machines tirelessly worked, clattered and crashed, only virtuoso melodies are now to be heard. The former blasting hall is transformed into a concert hall. Between the enormous machines that used to generate the furnace blast needed to smelt iron ore, only pianists generate energy now. The site of the former steelworks makes the power of sound tangible. Fingers fly over the keys of the bright red piano, which is the symbol of the renowned festival. Keystrokes resound through the space. The musical furnace heats up. It’s getting hot!

A visit with highs and lows

Even after the piano has been removed, an energy continues to flow in the areal with its various industrial buildings: Climbing tours on the high wire course in the furnace, or the former ore deposit bunker ensure exhilaration. In a flooded gasometer, the largest indoor scuba diving pool in Europe, wrecks wait to be discovered by brave divers at a depth of 13 metres. The undisputed highpoint of a visit is the view from the top platform of Furnace 5, which is accessible around the clock: This offers a panoramic view from a height of 70 metres that will melt hearts. 

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