The stadium of Oberhausen is situated near to the Rhine-Herne Canal. As we live in Moscow near Moskva-Volga Canal I am interested in German Canals which became the prototypes of Soviet Canals.
Rhine-Herne Canal is a 45.6 kilometer long transportation canal in the Ruhr area of Nordrhein-Westfalen with five canal locks. The canal was built over a period of eight years (1906 -1914) and connects the harbor in Duisburg on the Rhine with the Dortmund-Ems Canal, following the valley of the Emscher. It was widened in the 1980s.
Oberhausen has undergone huge changes during last half-century. It is difficult to believe that there was an industrial conglomerate on a place of present city only several decades ago. Numerous mines and factories have left in the past.
The monument to a trolley serves as a reminder of famous industrial past. Now the trolley serves as a bed for flowers!
Near to the Schloss and nearby the stadium there is a Zoo. I managed to examine animals being there while Irina observed of competitions of dogs. It has relieved the monotony - for the fourth day I was already a little tired from dogs.
Its original purpose was to store blast furnace and cokes gas to ensure a consistent supply of gas for the surrounding industrial plants. While the bell or telescope Gasometer dominated in the early years, the MAN Gustavsburg built for the first time a Gasometer on the Gutehoffnungshütte premises in Oberhausen which worked with a completely new storage principle. In this novel polygon plate gas container with a permanently fixed roof, a plate floating on top of the gas moved up and down according to the level of the gas. From outside the gas was pumped under the plate whose total weight of 1,207 t generated the required gas pressure. The room was sealed gas-tight by an oil-tar mixture around the edges of the plate tripping from a faucet in the upper part. This mixture was allowed to harden after the Gasometer renovation to serve today as a corrosion protection.
Height 117,5 m
Diameter 67,6 m
Volume 347.000 m³
Base 3.000 m²
Exhibition space 7.000 m²
Weight of the disc/slab1.207 t