Leisure - Best time - out

The sports park Duisburg - a place full of moving experiences, adventures and impressions for small and large, thick and thin, young and old, active and passive.

On the edge of the Ruhr area it lets your pulse beat faster when you climb at dizzying heights from tree to tree, while gliding over the water feel the tingle on the skin, when paddling a Dragon Boat enjoy the team spirit, crunching ice crystals under the runners of your skates or you while jogging in darkness light dawns.

When children board pirate ships or bouncy castles, as you stroll the quiet of the forest, breath through along the water or cycle to explore.

The multifaceted soundscape in sports park gives you passion and natural vitality.

If you hear referee whistles and start shots, you are no longer tenable. When your heroes cheer, your enthusiasm knows no bounds.

You enjoy to meet people from around the world to be pampered friendly with good food and drink or to let you fall into bed exhausted after an eventful day.

Whether leisure, fastest time or time off - it's your time at the sports park Duisburg!


The birth of the sports park goes back to the early 20th century. In 1919, the company Krupp offered the lakes at the Wedau - as well as the surrounding land to the city of Duisburg for rent - Barbarasee, Margaretensee and Bertasee.

The city representatives, with Mayor Dr. Karl Jarre at the top, came up short decided. That dropped them all the easier because the annual rent of 100, - Reichsmark had only symbolic character. In the contract with the Krupp board they committed themselves "for the recreational needs of its residents to create larger facilities, including a swimming area and a stadium close to the city at Wedau". This requirement was fulfilled within a few years. In the mid-1920s, the stadium, the swimming stadium and the beach were officially inaugurated.

The excavation of gravel for the planned race course was started 1919. The new facility experienced their first major event with the European Canoe Championships in 1936. Since then the sports park has always been popular and a professional venue for national and international sporting events. At the same time its offer for recreation and those who seek relaxation is constantly being expanded.

In September 2008, its name was changed: From the "sports park Wedau" to "sports park Duisburg".

Facts & Figures

With its leisure facilities in sports park Duisburg, it is one of the largest and most diverse sports and recreation areas in Germany. Many associations and organizations have their headquarters here, and thus making it also the administrative center of the sport.

  • 200 ha total area
  • 60 hectares of water surfaces
  • 19 km trail network
  • 5 km illuminated running track
  • More than 30 clubs and commercial providers
  • Seat of 30 associations and organizations
  • Seat of Landessportbund NRW
  • More than 40 sports
  • Federal and regional centers of excellence for about 25 sports
  • Sportschule Wedau
  • Numerous public, anytime usable equipment
  • 23 mostly public catering establishments
  • 440 accommodations at the Sportpark
  • New Sport Hostel since autumn 2013.
  • 200 accommodations nearby.
  • Conference facilities and seminar rooms
  • 5000 parking spaces

Other nearby attractions: including canoeing and dragon boat lessons, rental of kayaks, canoes and SUP boards, raft building, GPS Water caches Sportpark-tours on foot and by bicycle, Sportpark rallies, high ropes course, double-water-plant, Public skating, indoor children's park, Bicycle Rental, Special routes (fitness, wellness, mobility), way of the senses, the way of knowledge, Speedsaktingbahn, Boule, Water action playground, Adventure Golf, Football, Basketball facilities

Sports events

Sports park Duisburg enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide as a training venue and venue of major international sports events such as:

  • World Rowing Championship 1983
  • "Universiade" in 1989
  • Powerboat World Championship 2000
  • Junior Rowing Championship 2001
  • Wakeboard World Cup 2001
  • "World Games 2005"
  • Training camp and press center of the Italian national team
  • during the 2006 football World Cup
  • Opening match of the FIFA World Cup of People with Disabilities 2006
  • International football match between Germany: Denmark 2007
  • Canoe Sprint World Championships in 1979, 1987, 1995, 2007
  • International football match between Turkey: Finland 2008
  • Playoff UEFA Cup in women's football in 2009
  • African athletes training camp before the World Championships in Athletics Berlin 2009
  • Women's soccer match between Germany: North Korea 2010
  • Semifinals DFB Cup 2011
  • Ice hockey match between Germany: Russia 2011
  • Ruhr 2012 Olympics
  • FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta 2012
  • Sprint World Cup Canoe Racing (annually)
  • Canoe Racing Championships 2013
  • Fishing Masters Show 2015
  • Football International Ladies Germany : England 2015
  • ICF Paracanoe World Championships 2016
  • Reebok Spartan Race 2016
  • Pre-olympic training camp of African athletes 2016
  • 2016 ICF Sprint World Cup
  • Pre-olympic training camp of German National team Canoe Sprint