BernePark in Bottrop is located on the Emscher Island between Gasometer Oberhausen and Nordsternpark Gelsenkirchen, directly on the Emscher Radweg (Emscher cycle path). It is a place of cultural encounters as well as a tourist attraction. BernePark is one of the industrial monuments of an extraordinary kind: Wastewater has been treated here since the 1950s. In 1997 the sewage treatment plant with the two round basins and the turbine house was shut down and almost fell into oblivion. Its renaturalization as a place of industrial culture took place within the context of EMSCHERKUNST.2010.
What makes BernePark so special?
Internationally renowned artists transformed the previously inaccessible sewage treatment plant into a fairytale-like park. One clarifier remained as a lake accessible via a pontoon bridge, the second was transformed into a "theater of plants" with thousands of perennials and grasses reminiscent of a green amphitheatre. In the BernePark Bottrop you can expect culinary delights with a special flair in the "Restaurant im Maschinenhaus". Parts of the former machinery have been lovingly preserved as a decorative highlight. Here you will find a charming place for the meal in between or the menu in the evening. The unusual "Parkhotel" is unique in Germany: Five canal pipes converted into suites offer you an extraordinary overnight experience. A special highlight is the view through the porthole into the starry sky above the Ruhr Area.
Visit, explore, linger
In the dye garden, you will find plants from which natural colours can be produced. Surrounding schools, daycare centres and associations have the opportunity to try out the production of natural colours and to gain practical experience in the areas of botany, biology, chemistry, art and history under the heading "green classroom". BernePark invites you to visit, explore and linger. Get on your way and be astonished!