Kantpark

In downtown Duisburg, not far from the main train station and Königsstrasse, lies the inner-city green belt, the Immanuel Kant Park, or “Kantpark” for short. This park, on which Lehmbruck Museum borders, accommodates a unique collection of international sculpture. Over the course of time it has evolved into a highly appealing urban sculpture park.

With works by Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Richard Serra and many other internationally renowned artists the Kantpark offers a remarkable sculptural ensemble. The park is a place of dialogue. It connects art and nature with the adjoining Lehmbruck Museum.

The park complex in the heart of Duisburg was created in 1925 with the intention of providing the public with a place to relax. In the course of the Second World War, the park was for the most part destroyed by bombing. First attempts to refurbish the park were carried out in the 1960s. Today, the park invites visitors to take a break in its flower gardens, playgrounds and café, and to discover the one or other of its 40 sculptures.

 

Waltraud Cooper, Lightline, 2004 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Photo: Dejan Saric