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Popular Points of Interest in and near Oberhausen
LVR Industrial Museum
The Rheinisches Industriemuseum (lit. Rhineland Museum of the Industry) is a decentralized museum with six locations in Rhineland, western Germany.
The owner of the museum is the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR).
The Oberhausen gasometer, the largest disc-type gas holder in Europe, is an industrial monument located in Oberhausen, Germany. It was constructed between 1927 and 1929. Today it is an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and serves as an exhibition hall.
The Oberhausen Gasometer today
The Gasometer Oberhausen is the tallest exhibition hall in Europe. The Gasometer, 117.5 metres high, is a landmark of the city of Oberhausen. As an imposing witness to the history of construction and technology it is an impressive reminder of heavy industry that characterised the Ruhr for more than a century. The Gasometer Oberhausen, with more than four million annual visitors, is one of the major Anchor Points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
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Travel Insider Tips for Oberhausen
Oberhausen (IPA: [ˈoːbɐhaʊzən]) is a Ruhr Area city on the river Emscher between Duisburg (Duisburg vacation rentals | Duisburg travel guide) (7 miles) and Essen (Essen vacation rentals | Essen travel guide) (8 mi). The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and its Gasometer Oberhausen is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Oberhausen has 4 "city centres", and Alt-Oberhausen, Sterkrade and Osterfeld (Osterfeld vacation rentals | Osterfeld travel guide) are common town centres. The new city centre with its mall draws many people from more distant places as it also boasts a larger number of exceptional shops. Much of the city is composed of low- to medium-density residential areas, most of which date from the 1950s-1970s.
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Things to See in Oberhausen
Schloss Oberhausen, former mansion at the Emscher.
At the Old Market Square, the central square on a rectangular grid incurred urban downtown, is the symbol of old-Oberhausen, a classical column with a gilded goddess of victory Nike over the capital.
Established in 1954, the annual International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is a highlight of the cultural life in Oberhausen.
The Corpus Christi Sterkrade fair is the largest street fair in Europe.
More about the History of Oberhausen
Oberhausen was named for its 1847 train station which had taken its name from the Castle Oberhausen (German: Schloss Oberhausen). The new borough was formed in 1862 following inflow of people for the local coal mines and steel mills. Awarded town rights in 1874, Oberhausen absorbed several neighbouring boroughs during its growth in the late 19th century. After becoming a city in 1901, Oberhausen incorporated the towns of Sterkrade and Osterfeld (Osterfeld vacation rentals | Osterfeld travel guide) in 1929. The Ruhrchemie AG synthetic oil plant ("Oberhausen-Holten" or "Sterkrade/Holten") was a bombing target of the Oil Campaign of World War II, and the US Forces had reached the plant by April 4, 1945.
Oberhausen was largely focused on mining and steel production until the 1960s. The last coal mine closed in 1992 and the large Thyssen iron and steel mill closed in 1997 (over 50,000 jobs). The Altenberg (Altenberg vacation rentals | Altenberg travel guide) zinc factory (German: Zinkfabrik Altenberg) closed in 1981, was taken over by the Rheinisches Industriemuseum (English: Rhineland Industry Museum) in 1984, and opened in 1997.
In 1954 the city began hosting the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and the 1982 Deutscher Filmpreis was awarded to a group that wrote the Oberhausen Manifesto.
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Oberhausen is a Ruhr Area city, located on the Emscher River between Duisburg and Essen. Established in 1954, the annual International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is a highlight of the cultural life in Oberhausen. Visitors may also want to check out the Corpus Christi Sterkrade Fair, which is the largest street fair in Europe. For those interested in the industrial history of the Ruhr area, the Gasometer Oberhausen is a must-see site, as it is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
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