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Gasometer

Arenastrasse 11, 46047 Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0208.850 37 30
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Oberhausen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Educational Sites, Performances
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As the name suggests this is a decommissioned gasometer. From the roof you get a panoramic view of the Ruhr region. Inside on two floors of this immense space is an exhibition space and on the third floor a light show is projected onto the ceiling. At the moment the exhibition consists of statues and full size photos of works... More

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Lima, Lima, Peru
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This building it can be boring but great at the same time, a person should know and choose when it is the time time to visit it, in my personal opinion i went a day when there was a Exhibition of abtracts images at the beggining and after that there was a concert of an Accordeon Orquestra. Also you can... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a pleasant surprise just steps away of the hotel Tryp Centro Oberhausen. The Gasometer was build 1928 with the only purpose to store gas produced by the local iron and steel industry. The massive structure has a 70-meter diameter and its height easily exceeds 100 meter. Visitors can access the rooftop via two lifts. The views are amazing!! Inside... More

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Curitiba, PR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dificult to uderstand what is the gasometer, short time to visit but not expensive. The atendants are very polited and give your good informations

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The display of the artwork was very well thought-out. Our guide was very good. The light show was exceptionally good and well worth allowing time to see the 20-minute sequence. Lunch was surprisingly good - expected burger and chips but had mezze type platters (group booking).

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Oss, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Easy to access with public transport,impressive landmark with views over the Ruhr. On a busy day the 2 lifts might not be enough.Within 5 minutes walk from a large indoor shopping center and boulevard with tens of great restaurants and bars.The first 2 floors are given over to the art exhibition while the main space is home to a spectacular... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice exhibition but the serenity and mood of the actual light projection inside of the gasometer was destroyed by two employees that had a half hour long loud discussion with each other. We asked them to quiet down and the did so for a few minutes before talking loud again.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Christo has given the Oberhausen gasometer new dimension in a great way. He placed a large white balloon in the gasometer (build in 1929 and rebuild after the war in 1950). This balloon was held in place through additional air pressure, and ropes. Above the balloon powerful lamps were mounted. The lights created in the balloon a magical atmosphere. A... More

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Oberhausen, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderful place in Oberhausen to experience the history of the region (Ruhrgebiet) in a very direct way as well as have a great view on the sourrounding area and especially the industrial monuments. A MUST for all people interested in experiencing history directly!

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Brussels, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Nice industrial building. I visited it in 2007. Had a great time, a must do when you are visiting Oberhausen. It's something unique to do.

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