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Restaurant Zum Itze, © Jule Körber

Neu­markt Ruhrort


St. Pauli of the West

?Some­times, the streets are nar­row, and some­times, the streets are al­most double the width in the next res­id­en­tial dis­trict, like small av­en­ues. Here, you can travel around as though the whole zone were a huge park. You enter dif­fer­ent areas like in a zoo, where the kangaroos are in one sec­tion, the pan­das in an­oth­er, and the don­keys some­where else.? This is how the Duis­burg song­writer Tom Li­wa de­scribed his home town. [LINK TO EX­CURSUS TOM LI­WA]. This ap­plies to the unique dis­trict of Ruhrort in par­tic­u­lar. It is loc­ated in the place where the Ruhr flows in­to the mighty Rhine, and where what is prob­ably the largest in­land port in the world be­gins. It is a place un­like any oth­er in Ger­many. All around the Neu­markt square there are tra­di­tion­al sea­men?s pubs, such as the ?Zum Anker?, and there is a ?Bank für Schiff­fahrt?, a bank for ship­ping, as well as a ship­man?s chil­dren?s home. Old-style steam­boats chug up and down the canal. In many places, the im­press­ive build­ing façades are still a wit­ness to the fact that this used to be a seat of wealth. Around 1900, Ruhrort was the gate­way to the Ruhr re­gion, with a high dens­ity of traders and mil­lion­aires. The con­tact between these busi­ness­men and the ship­men from Ger­many and Hol­land meant that right through to the 1960s, the dis­trict be­came the ?St. Pauli of the West?, with more than 100 bars, en­ter­tain­ment ven­ues and red light bars.

Fur­ther in­form­aiton
Neu­markt, 47119 Duis­burg

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View towards the harbour, © Jule Körber
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The restaurant and pub "Alt-Ruhrort", © Jule Körber

All Pop-Spots Ruhr Area

domicil Dortmund, © Joehawkins
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dom­i­cil

The logo of the Rotunde, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Riff & Ro­tunde

Arena Konzert, © Raimond Spekking
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Velt­ins Arena

Djäzz Flyer, © Djäzz
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djäzz

The Die Horst-Schimanski-Gasse, © Jule Körber
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Horst-Schi­manski-Gasse

Turbinenhalle, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Tur­bin­en­halle

The Goldkante Bar, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Goldkante