Special, normally you cannot visit a big tank like this. Entering the tank it is not possible to grab the complete picture, once in the elevator you really see the grandness of the tank. The view from the roof is aalso spectecular.
The Kaisergarten is a small zoo. You must pay no entrance fee. There are several kinds of small animals or animals living in Germany, donkey, horse and deers for example. It is nice to walk through the park. There is also a pond and some art. Nearby is the Schloss Oberhausen. In the Schloss are shown exhibitions and in a cafe you can take a break. Parking near the Kaisergarten or Schloss is easy. When there is no rain, you will enjoy the time spend there.
They say online purchase your ticket online and save 40%, but it is still the normal price. We just walked in and then we got the discount!? It is not that big inside it was very quiet what is nice due covid-19. We had a good time, but it is not worth the normal full price. During covid-19 all the special experiences are canceled like the Show feedings and touch pools.
Interesting bridge, offering lovely views. The bridge snakes over the river in unpredictable curves. The design allows for some “spring” in parts, making it a little disconcerting from time to time. The surface of the walkway is coloured stripes of the same flexible material as you sometimes find on children’s playgrounds.
I have been to the Koenig-Pilsener Arena on a number of occasions in the past but my most visit was one Sunday in January. I had bought, at the very last minute, a ticket for the Snow Patrol concert.
Finding the Arena by car was straight forward and I parked, for free in Park 8. The short walk to the Arena was easy and I soon found the entrance. Security was tight, quick and efficient.
I had a seat in the first row of a block about halfway from the stage. In fact once the main act came I stood up for the whole performance which was excellent. The was a good choice of things to eat and drink in the numerous stands dotted around the Arena. I even had a drinks station directly in front of me.
All in all this really is a great, purpose built arena ideally suited for such concerts. I will certainly be back whenever my favourite bands are playing here.
Entering the building I was quite impressed. The kids are told how lego stones are made and each kid gets a little lego stone for free. After that you'll ride in a little dragon coraousels and you need to shoot bad lego skulls etc. Quite fun, even though this experience can easily get scary for smaller children. So far so good. The "Lego World" itself was quite small. Way smaller than I thought. Also too many people where packed in this - what seemed like - a bigger room. As kids run around constantly and parents are waiting, the seating area was way too small. The offered food in the small restaurant can only be calles fast food - and thats already a nice description. All in all I was quite disappointed. The only reason I give three stars is, that in the end the kids had a good day which is the most important stuff!
Very interesting insight into the start of iron and steel production in the Ruhr area, there is a stream that was dammed to provide water for the production process which created a small lake. There is a museum with explanations in English and German and some of the surviving buildings have been excavated and have steel canopy to protect it from the weather.
My family now lives near the Ludwiggalerie so whenever I visit I generally drop in. This time visited an exhibition dedicated to "Fix und Foxi" and Rolf Kauka's publishing house. This is typical for the kind of exhibition that the Schloss Oberhausen/Ludwiggalerie offers, usually with an emphasis on interesting pop cultural aspects that easily get overlooked but had a strong connection to 20th Century German culture. Entrance fee is maybe a bit on the steep side unless you qualify for a range of discounts. An hour is probably the average time you spend there. Nicely situated in a little green spot in an otherwise widely industrial area.
The theater itself is very modern and well-planned. Food and drink is available and the seating is very good. Plan carefully and you get to sit in Row (8 i think ?) with double the leg room. We saw Bat out of Hell and it was really awesome.
Due to the warm weather the Aquapark was very, very full. This meant a slightly lesser swimming experience. The slides however appealed to the kids (9 and 10 yrs old). There was plenty space on the lawn area to lay down in the sun. Sunbeds were way to little in number to facilitate the amount of visitors.
The staff, who works there are really friendly and they speak english, too, so if you can't speak german, you won't have any problems. The prices are a little bit high, but not too much. The venue is big and you can see everything, what happens on the stage, even if you stand at the back.