Oberhausen Travel Guide

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Oberhausen Highlights

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     many shops, cheaper clothes, free parking space (a lot!) 

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Oberhausen Things to Do

  • Gasometer

    The Gasometer originally was huge gas tank connected with the iron and steel industry of the city. Constructed in the end of the 1920s, it is the largest of its type in Europe, and certainly very impressive - a real landmark. It is 117,5m high and was used for storing gas. Today, you can go to the top by elevator to get a great view of the area!Hit...

  • CentrO

    CentrO is the biggest shopping mall in Germany. It is like a city in itself - containing countless shops, cafés, restaurants and even a theme park. Close by is a SeaLife Aquarium which was home to the octopus Paul who got famous during the last Football World Cup. The Gasometer is also very close.Originally, there was a big steel plant at this...

  • Friedensplatz

    Friedensplatz (Peace Square) is a square located in front of the train station. It is a nice square with trees and a rectangle pond and a fountain. It is dominated by straight lines but it still is a very nice place and, when I stumbled upon it after leaving the train station, I found it kind of surprising - I had not expected to find a square like...

  • The Gasometer

    If you are in or around Oberhausen then you should not forget to visit the Gasometer. This huge remain from industrial history is the largest cylindric gas depot in Europe and was built in the end of the 1920s. The Gasometer is a great place to have a far view over the region. Get on its roof with a glas elevator mounted in the inside.But not just...

  • OLGA park

    On 1 August 1999, Oberhausen celebrated the 125th anniversary of its town charter within the framework of the park festival dedicated to the element “earth”. The “Neue Gärten Oberhausen” or New Gardens of Oberhausen was the last large-scale park project of the Internationale Bauausstellung (International Exhibition of Architecture and Construction)...

  • Burg Vondern

    Burg Vondern a significat North Rhine Westphalian late gothic secular building.The mail building dates back to the baroque late 17th century. This castel look very old and ancient and the ground around it is being restored.Guided tours by arrangement only and can contact office hours at Burg Vondern: every Thursday, 6 to 7 PM in the manor house. A...

  • Gasometer

    Gasometer was open in May 1994 as an exhibition centre. A glass panorama lift in the interior transports visitors to the top of the structure and for the external roof you can view the city. Or you can climb the 592 steps.Entrance fee with no exhibition in 2005/2006on weekdays : roof open:2,- Euro, reduced* 1,- EuroWeekends + public holidays : roof...

  • Schloss Oberhausen

    The Schloss Oberhausen has classical architectural features. This Schloss gave its name to the station, built in 1846 in the vicinity and to the town itself. The building of the Schloss was constructed between 1804 and 1818 to the plans of the architect August Reinking. This Schloss was built for Maximilian who was the Count of...

  • Ludwig Gallery

    Now there is the seat of the Ludwig Gallery Schloss Oberhausen in the present building. The gallery brings together old and modern masterpieces of different periods and cultures. Adjacent to this, the "Gallery for Popular Art" presents works of applied art like caricatures, comic art, photography, poster art and video. In the rooms belonging to the...

  • The CentrO Park

    The CentrO Park is situated on eight and a half hectare site. It has many water features and man-made lakes. They advise to come there with the whole family and enjoy a day out. When I was there the weather was not good for such things. It was raining and I could only watch attractions including the roller-coaster ''Speedy'' with its rotating...

  • The CentrO

    The CentrO is unique because they say it is the largest shopping and leisure paradise in Europe. It’s also interesting because it is at the same time the biggest example of structural change in the Ruhr Region. We know how this region looked like in the XX century! Now it has just the opposite view.The CentrO consists of various areas such as a...

  • View from the Gasometer

    A glass lift brings visitors to a viewing platform some 117 metres high. From the roof of the Gasometer, accessible by a glass elevator, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Western Ruhr Area. Oberhausen's Gasometer in the CentrO situated between the Rhine-Herne Canal and the shopping and event centre the CentrO. It is at the same time...


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Oberhausen Restaurants

  • Bratwurst

    Bratwurst at the Weihnachtsmarkt. Also notice the very peculiar belly button - an 'outie' like you've never seen before! - of the guy standing left in this picture.



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Oberhausen Transportation

  • By train to Oberhausen

    Oberhausen lies on the ICE route from Amsterdam to Basel, via Utrecht, Cologne and Frankfurt. There are also some ICs going here and a lot of regional trains, connecting the city with Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Dortmund, Cologne and Bonn. Thus, Oberhausen is very well connected. The fair for regional trains is from 6 to 20€, depending how far it is. You...

  • Autobahn

    It took us less then 30 minutes to get Oberhausen from Gahlen where we lived in the hotel.Unfortunately there were problems with a parking of the car near the stadium. So in one of days we could not drive on a parking within an hour and were not late nearly for check. Last day we despaired to search for a parking nearby from the stadium and parked...

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Oberhausen Shopping

  • Goods for dogs

    During the championship brisk trade of the various goods for dogs is conducted near the stadium. It is possible to find nearly all your dog dream there! There are a lot of various things: big and small - trailers for the car for transportation of dogs and toys and delicacies for dogs. On the third day Irina usually spends some hours among numerous...

  • CentrO

    It consist of 70,000 squate meters of floor space and about 200 retails outlets, a park with recreational facilities. The long 400 meters promenade have many international eateries, pubs and cinema.This is also one of the place that have Christmas market. I was here during the Christmas market and it was wonderful to see all the christmas...

  • shopping centre CentrO

    Remember that there are cash dispensers but you can't pay with card in every shop. (Nederlands pinpassen doen het niet altijd!)It's best to take some cash with you, because you have to wait for a long time with the cash dispensers.


Oberhausen Local Customs

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 31, 2006

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    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.

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Oberhausen Warnings and Dangers

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    by ettiewyn Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    This might sound a bit trivial, but please remember where you parked your car when you visit CentrO. We parked here when we visited the Gasometer, and afterwards we searched for our car for half an hour... Although my dad really has a great sense of direction that usually never fails him! The car park of CentrO is really confusing and we had no idea where we were.

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Oberhausen Off The Beaten Path

  • Rhine-Herne Canal

    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...

  • Mine's trolley monument

    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...

  • Zoo

    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.


Oberhausen Sports & Outdoors

  • SV-Championship-Breed-Show (Forth day)

    Forth day: Judging best groups in all classes. Award Ceremony. The VA-dogs of the working class and the best three dogs of the Junior and Young Classes participated in this Ceremony. That is a dog-festival with the parade of flags, music and show!

  • SV-Championship-Breed-Show (Third day)

    Third day: Evaluation of the offspring groups. Evaluation of the breed-groups and kennels. Judging all classes.This competition attracted a lot of spectators. There were 37 breed-groups and 38 kennels. Every breed-group consisted from 20 to 50 dogs. During 4 hours we watched best German shepherds. Then we took part in the third stand with Vinika...

  • SV-Championship-Breed-Show (Second day)

    Second day: Protection service. That is the most fascinating show. Before the stand judging dogs of the working classes must be examined under the aspect of their absolute obedience and ability to be controlled, in respect of their natural instincts, their psychological and psychical stress capacity and their self confidence. Only those dogs who...


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  • What I still have to do...

    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 castleLVR-Industriemuseum: - A museum on the history of iron and steel industry in the Ruhr AreaModellbahnwelt Oberhausen: - A miniature...

  • Gasometer History

    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...

  • 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....


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