Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia.
View from CentrO promenade to the gasometer
The Centr.O Park. The Centro-mall is in the background
The nearest airports are Dusseldorf and Cologne. Dusseldorf is 39km from Oberhausen.
There are frequent trains from Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Cologne, and Bonn making it very connected.
A59 and A3 routes can be used to go from Dusseldorf to Oberhausen.
- Visit Oberhausen's "new center" (Neue Mitte, 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. Next to the CentrO, the Gasometer Oberhausen - 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). Other attractions within the Neue Mitte include a Sea Life Centre (former home of the late Paul the oracle octopus) and the MWO Modellbahnwelt Oberhausen, a large H0 model railway installation depicting the Ruhrgebiet at its industrial zenith between 1965-1970.