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Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Schloss Oberhausen
View from CentrO promenade to the gasometer
The Centr.O Park. The Centro-mall is in the background

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest airport is in Düsseldorf (DUS IATA)

By train[edit]

  • 1 Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof. While this station is served by some long distance trains, you will most likely have to change trains in Duisburg which is about 6 minutes away by train. Oberhausen Central Station (Q472955) on Wikidata Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

Intercity buses in Germany serve the city as well as other destinations throughout the Ruhr area.

By boat[edit]

Get around[edit]

Map of Oberhausen


  • 1 Gasometer Oberhausen (Next to the CentrO), . the largest disc-type gas holder in Europe which is now an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage - hosts varying exhibitions aimed at the general public (often including light and sound installations). An panoramic elevator inside the Gasometer can be used to travel to a floor level below the roof. From there, a stairway on the outside leads to three panoramic platforms mounted on the Gasometer's roof (Note for disabled persons: Ask the staff for using the other elevator on the outside of the Gasometer, which directly leads to one of the platforms). Gasometer Oberhausen (Q515921) on Wikidata Gasometer Oberhausen on Wikipedia
  • Sea Life Centre (Neue Mitte). former home of the late Paul the oracle octopus
  • 2 MWO Modellbahnwelt Oberhausen (Neue Mitte). a large H0 model railway installation depicting the Ruhrgebiet at its industrial zenith between 1965-1970. Modellbahnwelt Oberhausen (Q1404414) on Wikidata
  • LVR-Industriemuseum (Museum of Industrial Heritage), Hansastraße 20. Tue-Sun: 10-17.00. Presents an overview of heavy industry at the Ruhr. Including two distinct sites: Altenberg zink factory and St Antony steel mill.
Slinky springs to fame
  • 3 "Slinky springs to fame". 460-metre long stress ribbon bridge which also is a landscape sculpture; its spirals and wild colours allude to the popular children's toy "Slinky". At night it is illuminated by LED fields in 16 colours.
  • 4 Schloss Oberhausen. castle Schloss Oberhausen (Q881658) on Wikidata


  • Neue Mitte ("new center") (accessible by car via Autobahn A42 exit "OB-Osterfeld/Neue Mitte", by bus/tram stop "Neue Mitte" or by boat via Rhein-Herne-Kanal at the "Heinz-Schleußer-Marina"). The main element of the Neue Mitte area is the CentrO complex which includes a shopping mall, a children's theme park and a promenade with restaurants and pubs.
  • Tree2Tree (at the Gasometer). High rope course
  • 1 Metronom musical theatre. Metronom Theater (Q1282740) on Wikidata Metronom Theater on Wikipedia
  • 2 Theater Oberhausen. Theater Oberhausen (Q2415906) on Wikidata Theater Oberhausen on Wikipedia


  • 1 CentrO. one of Germany's biggest shopping malls. Westfield CENTRO (Q153458) on Wikidata Westfield CENTRO on Wikipedia




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