Revierpark Mattlerbusch

A Day of Vacation in Duisburg

Give your body and soul a well-deserved break. Relax, have fun, and savour nature.

Welcome to Revierpark Mattlerbusch. Experience a relaxed and active day for the whole family. Mattlerbusch is a garden for everyone.

Taste sweet berries in the pick-your-own garden or plant the raised-bed gardens according to your taste. To make you feel like a real gardener, our equipment storage provides you with all kinds of gardening tools. Let yourself be inspired by our plant exhibition. Since exercise also brings happiness, there are playgrounds for all ages. The toddler’s playground allows safe digging, while the adventure playground takes older kids to new heights.

Sports enthusiasts can use the various sports areas to stay fit. Curious about what Calisthenics means? In this outdoor gym, you can train with your own body weight.

For a quieter experience, visit the new Salinenplatz and the boules area. Meet up with friends here and end the day with a game and pleasant conversations.

Zwei Kinder sitzen auf einem Klettergerüst im Hintergrund spielen weitere Kinder im Sand
New playground in Mattlerbusch © RVR/Wiciok

Orientation in the park

The Mattlerbusch Recreational Park in Duisburg, known as “Revierpark Mattlerbusch”, covers an area of 40 hectares, which is the size of about 57 soccer fields.

To ensure a comfortable visit, here are some helpful information about accessible footpaths, leisure activities for everyone, public transport and parking.

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Grafischer Plan mit Legende für Toiletten, Parkplätze, besondere Standorte
site plan Mattlerbusch | RVR/2023

Revierpark Mattlerbusch
Wehofer Str. 42,
47169 Duisburg


Icon mit Auge. Im Hintergrund mit hellgrauen Streifen

Relax and savour your Nature Experience

Variety for Humans...

You can understand nature best when you're right in the middle of it. Adventures and inter-active activities in nature will not only make you smarter but also provide lots of fun!

...and Diversity for Nature

Our orchards are open to everyone. Pick and taste apples, cherries, pears, and plums. And if you've developed a taste for them, visit the Malus Hill. There, you'll find 29 special Japanese apple trees growing.

Garden in the centre of the park © RVR/Wiciok
Im Revierpark Gysenberg in Herne.
Exploring nature © RVR/Wiciok

You still got some questions?

You're invited to join our free guided tours in the park. Explore natural sights and learn interesting facts from our expert Sven Hellinger. Visit our weekly "Open House": every Thursday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you! Our meeting point is the Salinenplatz.

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Enjoy Gardening in the oasis of relaxation

Have you heard about our Urban Garden?

Come and breathe in the sea air and taste sweet fruits and herbs in the pick-your-own garden!

An area of around 400 square meters is available for communal gardening.

A total of 12 large raised bed gardens and 14 ground bed gardens have been built and set up here to plant, grow and harvest vegetables, herbs and fruits.

 

Das Foto zeigt eine Frau,  die Tomaten und eine Gurke auf den Armen trägt..

Urban Garden Mattlerbusch

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Water fun & Wellness

Niederrhein-Therme

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Ecological enhancement and biodiversity

We live in a time when not only awareness of environmental issues has increased, but also our understanding of the importance of local ecosystems such as forests, biodiverse grasslands, and natural water bodies. The main objective of the "Revierparks 2020" project was the active revitalisation and ecological remediation of the existing park areas. By afforestation and renaturation, it is possible to protect native plant and animal species and create optimal habitats for them. Therefore, we actively exploit existing potentials to protect regional biodiversity (including the various life forms and habitats, as well as the genetic diversity within species) and to strengthen it with regard to climate changes.

One of the core topics of our project was the depaving of unused spaces and the retransformation of these areas to natural growth habitats. The immense vegetation areas that have been adapted to current and future climate changes are impressive.

Across all five parks, an impressive total of 22,140 square meters have been reclaimed and now serve as new habitats for animals and plants.

This not only has a positive effect on the park's climate but also on the surrounding neighbourhoods.

In the “Revierpark Mattlerbusch” alone, approximately 3,260 square meters have been returned to nature through the removal of unused paths, paved surfaces, and walls. The creation of ecologically valuable small biotopes, the seeding of species-rich flower meadows, and the planting of natural hedges and forest edges are further tangible measures that have been implemented on a significant scale in the five Revierparks.

In the Revierpark Mattlerbusch alone, 254 trees were planted, some of which form an orchard serving as a habitat and food source for insects and birds.

In addition, approximately 3,550 square meters of insect-friendly perennial areas were established, along with a total of 3,260 square meters of seed areas with bulb and tuber plants that provide a solid food source with their abundant blossoms for a variety of insect species. The approximately 13,200 square meters of flowering meadows in the Revierpark Mattlerbusch also offer long-term nourishment, nesting material, and more for local birds and insects.

Do you know what a brushwood hedge is? Brushwood hedges, in German called “Benjeshecken”, provide shelter and food for birds and other animals. With their droppings and food reserves, they accelerate the spread of woody plants through seed dispersal. A similar process occurs with the colonisation of plants at forest edges.

Pure nature, indeed. That's why we have planted approximately 4,250 square meters of these hedges in the Revierpark Mattlerbusch.

owever, what good are the best concepts for the preservation and promotion of biodiversity without a concomitant understanding among park visitors? For this reason, recreational activities have been created that are not only in line with the goals of ecological enhancement but also raise awareness among visitors for a mindful and appreciative interaction with nature. Nature Trails and information signs that focus on the specific themes of the parks and the resident wildlife and plant species, as well as numerous opportunities for experiencing nature, open the door for park guests to develop a greater awareness of our native flora and fauna.

The “Revierpark Mattlerbusch” features the life and habitat of our local dragonflies. Visitors can observe them, among many other species, at the park's three ponds, known as stepping stone biotopes. The park’s concept also implies "Urban Gardening" as a motto. Visitors can actively participate in planting and maintaining accessible raised bed gardens and enjoy harvesting fruits from the orchard garden.

Biodiverse plantings in Mattlerbusch © RVR/Chrost