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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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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Breda, The Netherlands
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It's great to see an old industrial building put to a new use, in this case exhibitions. At the moment you can visit a Christo work. We love the wrapping art work of Christo, but only saw pictures and paintings. This was a great opportunity to see the work for real and we really enjoyed it. Christo build a huge... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The gasometers in most UK towns and cities have vanished - demolished to make room for new things. The Ruhr area of Germany too has changed dramatically - it's industry tidied up, the coal mines now long redundant and its slag heaps verdant with woods, meadows and walkways; The gasometer in Oberhausen is now an exhibition centre and well work... More

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