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Photographers & film makers

Do you want to make a film or take photographs in the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord? Here you’ll find a summary of the questions you most frequently ask (as of April 2017):

I’m a private individual. Do I need a permit?

In principle you don’t need a permit to take private photographs and make non-commercial films in the Landscape Park. This includes, for example, stag and hen nights, family pictures, wedding photos, model photography (TfP), Cosplay photo shooting (please have a look at our guidance notes under point 15), photography meetings, photography trips, school and academic project work etc. This excludes, however, photography or filming involving vehicles, large animals and productions requiring technical installations in the grounds. In such cases we’re happy to issue a permit, for which there is a charge, once the date has been agreed.

The photos taken and films made can subsequently be used for private use in all media without restriction.

I’m a professional. Do I need a permit?

A permit is always required for commercial projects. Agencies, TV companies, professional photographers, companies, commercial photography courses and commercial YouTube film makers require a permit in all cases. This also applies to all projects intending to publish the material created in the park for advertising purposes, e.g. in advertising campaigns, flyers, calendars, posters, postcards, etc. We’re happy to issue a permit, for which there is a charge, once the date has been agreed.

The photos taken and films made can subsequently be used without restriction in all media. To initiate your non-binding enquiry, please complete and send us the form Application form for a Photography & Filming Permit.

We can only process enquiries submitted on this form. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Do I have to pay for a Photography & Filming permit?

For commercial projects in particular there’s a charge for a Photography & Filming permit. In certain cases we cannot provide a free Photography & Filming Permit for private projects either. This relates, for example, to photography or filming using vehicles in the traffic-calmed grounds.

I’m the leader of a photography workshop/photography course. Do I need a permit?

A commercial photography workshop held in the grounds of the Landscape Park must be registered in all cases - i.e. for courses where a participation fee is charged. This also applies to photography courses run by various adult education centres. Non-commercial photography clubs and communities can meet free of charge.

To initiate your non-binding inquiry, please complete and send us the following form Application form for a Photography & Filming Permit.

Can I drive a vehicle in the park?

The grounds of the park are subject to traffic-calming measures, meaning that vehicles (private cars, motor bikes etc.) always require special permission. Please talk to us about this.

To initiate your non-binding inquiry, please complete and send us the Application form for a Photography & Filming Permit.

Is nude photography allowed in the Landscape Park?

Nude photography is not allowed because the Landscape Park is a venue which attracts a large number of visitors. Taking pornographic pictures in the parklands is forbidden and will be reported to the police.

Is the use of a drone or any other form of unmanned aircraft system to film or take photographs allowed in the Landscape Park?

For those who fly a drone as a hobby, the use of all forms of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for photographic purposes is prohibited in the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord for safety and liability reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience. You can apply for a special permit for commercial projects to Duisburg Kontor Hallenmanagement GmbH.

Is High Speed Powder photography allowed in the Landscape Park?

For private projects, photography using Holi powder is prohibited in the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord for reasons of liability. We apologise for any inconvenience. You can apply for a special permit for commercial projects to Duisburg Kontor Hallenmanagement GmbH.

May I do light painting in the Landscape Park?

Light painting with artificial light is no problem in the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord. Please use only artificial light sources.

Is filming or taking photographs also allowed in the events halls with a Photography & Filming permit?

A Photography & Filming Permit applies first and foremost to the parklands and the public facilities located in the parklands. This means that you don’t have automatic access to our event halls. The Power Plant, Blower House Complex and Casthouse are leased separately.

To initiate your non-binding inquiry, please complete and send us the form Application form for a Photography & Filming Permit.

Which areas in the Landscape Park is my permit valid for?

A Photography & Filming Permit applies first and foremost to the parklands and the public facilities located in the parklands. Commercial filming and photography, especially in the Visitors’ Centre, climbing garden, high ropes course, diving gasometer and youth hostel must also be with the prior agreement of the respective operator.

Once granted, how long is a permit valid for?

A permit is issued for a date agreed by Duisburg Kontor Hallenmanagement GmbH and charged at a daily rate. On expiry the permit is no longer valid and a new application must be made for any further project.

How long does it take for a permit to be processed?

The Landscape Park team always does its utmost to process your application by return. However, please allow up to five working days for processing.

Can the Park Security ask to see my permit?

Yes, the employees of RBG Protection GmbH are encouraged to check permits and keep a close eye on goings-on in the parklands. So, as you enter the park, please report to the gate at the main entrance with your permit. The gate is manned 24 hours a day every day.

What else should I be aware of?

Do you have any more questions? The Landscape Park team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your project. Please send your enquiry using our Contact form.

Your enquiry will be passed on directly to the relevant member of staff.

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