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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 12,000 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. Your guides 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: Outdoor Escape Game

3. Münster Old Town: 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.

Münster: Old Town Detective Smartphone Game

5. Münster: Old Town Detective Smartphone Game

Experience the old town of Münster on a self-guided tour full of puzzles and intrigue. Alongside Sir Peter Morgan, follow clues on a path to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Prinzipalmarkt, St. Lamberti Church, and the old town hall. Prove yourself as a detective and solve the mystery of North Rhine-Westphalia.The hunt begins on the doorstep of Westphalia State Museum where Sir Peter Morgan offers you the chance to join his detective’s academy. Find clues at the medieval cathedral of St. Paul, which dates back to the 13th century and has Gothic and Romanesque architecture.Walk among the gabled houses surrounding Prinzipalmarkt to find the next piece of the puzzle and imagine life for the locals centuries ago. Investigate the town hall and domineering church of St. Lamberti, which are also the perfect backdrop for some photos with a medieval feel.Once you’ve followed the game’s download instructions, begin at any time and take breaks as you need them. No need to rush, there’s no time limit to complete the game.

WelcomeCard Ruhr incl. Local Transport and Museums

6. WelcomeCard Ruhr incl. Local Transport and Museums

Discover the Metropole Ruhr in your own time with the WelcomeCard Ruhr. Each card is valid for either 24, 48 or 72 hours and includes two components: · • Local transport ticket: Each WelcomeCard includes a local transportation ticket that allows you to use public transport (bus and train). Depending on the option selected it will be usable for 24, 48 or 72 hours. **************************************************************** Details about attractions: All attractions are included, regardless of which option you select. You can visit some attractions free of charge, by showing your WelcomeCard Ruhr at the entrance. Others will grant you a 50% discount from the regular entrance price. Please see this list for details. Free of charge, single admission: • Aquarius Wassermuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Binarium, Dortmund • Camera Obscura, Mülheim an der Ruhr • DASA - Arbeitswelt Ausstellung, Dortmund • Denkmalpfad Zollverein, Essen • Deutsches Bergbau - Museum, Bochum • Domschatz, Essen • Gasometer, Oberhausen • Grafschafter Museum im Schloss, Moers • Haus Ruhrnatur, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Jüdisches Museum Westfalen, Dorsten • Kunstmuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Kunstquartier, Hagen • Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord - Tour de Ruhr - Hüttenführung, Duisburg • Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord - Tour de Ruhr - Hinter verschlossenen Türen, Duisburg • Ludwiggalerie Schloss, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs, Solingen • LVR-Industriemuseum Peter-Berens-Bau, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony Hütte, Oberhausen • LVR-Industriemuseum Textilfabrik Cromford, Ratingen • LWL Römermuseum, Haltern am See • LWL-Freilichtmuseum, Hagen • LWL-Industriemuseum Henrichshütte, Hattingen • LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk, Henrichenburg • LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern, Dortmund • LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche-Nachtigall, Witten • LWL-Museum für Archäologie, Herne • Maximilianpark, Hamm • Mülheim erleben - Erlebnistouren, Mülheim an der Ruhr • Museum Kloster Kamp, Kamp-Lintfort • Nationales Naturmonument Kluterthöhle, Ennepetal • Nordsternturm, Gelsenkirchen • Red Dot Design, Essen • Reeser Personenschiffahrt, Rees • Ruhr Museum, Essen • Ruhrschifffahrt Weiße Flotte, Mülheim an der Ruhr • RVR Besucherzentrum Hoheward, Herten • RVR Naturforum Bislicher Insel, Xanten • Schalke Museum, Gelsenkirchen • Schloss Horst, Gelsenkirchen • SiegfriedMuseum, Xanten • Stiftung Eisenbahn Museum, Bochum • TerraZoo, Rheinberg • Tierpark & Fossilium, Bochum • Umspannwerk, Recklinghausen • Vroom.Ruhr, Gelsenkirchen • Zeiss Planetarium, Bochum • Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst in der Lindenbrauerei, Unna 50% Reduction on the original ticket price: • Movie Park Germany, Bottrop • Variete et cetera, Bochum • Stadtrundfahrten, Gelsenkirchen • GOP Variete-Theater, Essen • Theater im Depot, Dortmund • Geheimdepot, Dorsten • Salzgrotte, Oberhausen • Bochumer Symphoniker, Bochum

Münster: Self-Guided Interactive City Quiz and Tour

7. Münster: Self-Guided Interactive City Quiz and Tour

Take your knowledge to the streets and gather new city insights on a playful sightseeing tour through Münster's Old Town with a tablet and a team. Bring your closest friends along as you travel past the most iconic local sites and take on fun challenges, maybe even against other teams. Start the game on your provided iPad to learn fun facts about the city and collect as many points as possible. Earn points answering questions, doing photo and video tasks, and tackling challenges that'll bring you to the next spots to explore. Enjoy this exciting opportunity to get to know the district in a fun way and at your own pace. Make your way through the urban jungle and decide where to go and which task to solve next. You'll always receive the correct solutions to the quiz questions in real time on your iPad.

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.

Oberhausen: Scavenger Hunt Around The Imperial Garden

9. Oberhausen: Scavenger Hunt Around The Imperial Garden

Enjoy a day in Oberhausen's Kaisergarten park while playing a scavenger hunt game on your smartphone. Pass by Oberhausen Castle and other charming spots as you play. Go to the Kaisergarten to start your game. Listen to audio to learn information about the locations you visit along the way. Take in views of the park, nearby Overhausen Castle, and the Rhine-Herne Canal as you explore. Solve puzzles and play a variety of mini-games. Finish all of the tasks in the scavenger hunt to receive your score. Compare your performance on a leaderboard.

Duisburg: Landscape Park Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Game

10. Duisburg: Landscape Park Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Game

Dive into the highlights of Duisburg's Landscape Park as you interact with pieces of the park with this smartphone game. Play minigames and finish puzzles with friends or on your own. Enjoy exploring this space at your own pace with a game that can be paused and resumed.  Download the app on your smartphone and head to the starting point of the game. Simply press 'start' to begin your adventure. Discover new insights into the landscapes that were designed by the architects Latz + Partner as a way to heal and understand the city's industrial past.  Use the clues to solve the puzzles and find answers to the questions sent to your phone. Complete all the tasks to get a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with Sir Peter Morgan's other contenders on the leaderboard.

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