What I still have to do...
Favorite thing: Always leave something for the next visit! These are the things I didn't do in Oberhausen so far and that I want to do when going back:
Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen: - Art exhibitions in a classic style castle
LVR-Industriemuseum: - A museum on the history of iron and steel industry in the Ruhr Area
Modellbahnwelt Oberhausen: - A miniature Oberhausen as it was in the 1960s
Town Hall - A brick building from 1930
Burg Vondern - A medieval castle
- Museum Visits
- Castles and Palaces
Favorite thing: 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.
- Historical Travel
Oberhausen - History
Favorite thing: 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.
- Historical Travel
City Center - Oberhausen Alt
Favorite thing: 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.
Fondest memory: 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.