B&B Hotel Oberhausen-Centro
Brammenring 119, Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 46047, Germany
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Oberhausen - History
The Ruhr Region, which includes the cities of Bochum, Duisburg, Dortmund, Oberhausen, Essen, Gelsenkirchen and Wuppertal, is the largest industrial area in Germany. Around 5 million inhabitants live there. It makes up the so-called "Ruhrpott".
1758 The first modern iron ore processing site in the Ruhr Region is founded in Oberhausen: the "St. Antony" Iron Works.
1862 The parish of Oberhausen is formed.
1874 Civic rights are granted.
The city is a result of economic growth in the 19th century. It was but a rural area until about 1860, when coal mines were opened and the production of steel began to turn large areas of today's city into a huge industrial complex. Several villages merged in 1862 to make up a new town. In 1929 the nearby towns of Sterkrade and Osterfeld were incorporated.
Oberhausen is a typical city of the Ruhr area, which had been growing around industries.
City Center - Oberhausen Alt
This is Marktstrasse, which has been affected by the arrival of CentrO about a decade ago. You can buy things very inexpensively here, and there is a coffee shop that sells vacuum cleaners. My fondest memory is strolling along Marktstrasse with a Doner Kebab and watching the rain fall.
Second fondest memory is getting ice cream on a cold winter night.
The Gasometer of Oberhausen is a slab-topped gasholder. A roofed, 24-sided cylinder of sheet steel was fitted with a slab beneath which gas was injected. It was erected in 1929.
During the war the Gasometer was damaged and had to be repaired. During repairs the Gasometer caught on fire and had to be demolished down to its foundations. In 1949 it was rebuilt to its original form and served as storage for cokes gas until it was shut down in 1988.
At the beginning of the 90's, the Internationale Bauausstellung Emscher Park was the first to suggest turning the Gasometer into the world's most unusual exhibition hall.
The renovation was lasted from 1993 to 1994. The roof now provides three viewing platforms which are accessible with an external elevator and a glass elevator on the inside. Directly after the renovation was completed, the first exhibition was realized in the Gasometer.
Duisburg - Tierarztliche Klinik am Kaiserberg
One of very important purposes of our Oberhausen visiting was the necessity to make genetic expertise to our dogs - Aurum Aglis Vinika and Aurum Aglis Pilar. We wished to make it at the stadium of Oberhausen.
However we were told that it was impossible and it was necessary to go to a clinic which was situated in Duisburg. First it seemed to us, that our problems become more complicated essentially. However as it appeared Duisburg was almost in 15 minutes of driving from the stadium of Oberhausen.
We have been made an expertise in the clinic and left Germany very happy because all the tasks were solved successfully! Thanks to German doctors! They were very friendly to unusual pacients from Russia.
SV-Championship-Breed-Show (First day)
The world championship among German shepherds SV-Championship-Breed-Show (SV Bundessiegerzuchtschau) took place on September, 1-3rd in the main stadium of the city.
It took 4 days.
First day: – Allocation of starting numbers. Our dog – Aurum Aglis Vinika got 2270.
There were 346 males and 319 females in working class.
There were 209 males and 304 females in young classes.
There were 341 males and 468 females in junior classes.
Total number of German shepherds from all over the world reached 2157 dogs!