At approximately 117 metres high, the powerful Gasometer in Oberhausen towers above and is consequently a symbol of the Ruhr region which you can see from here in good weather. The former gas tower which was built in 1927, a ‘Cathedral of Industry’, has a lot to offer. Gas is no longer stored here but you can experience temporary exhibitions in a fascinating and unique atmosphere. The inside space of the Gasometer in Oberhausen was used to display impressive exhibits in the past: A giant moon, spectacular light and sound worlds or the wonder of nature are only some of the highlights so far.
Art and culture in the Gasometer in Oberhausen
In 1999 and in 2013, the performance artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude used the Gasometer in Oberhausen for their works: ‘The Wall’, a wall made out of oil barrels as a tribute to the industrial use of the area was followed by the ‘Big Air Package’ which transformed the inner room into a white wonderland made from material and light. The views over a large area of the Ruhr region from the roof of the former gas tower in Oberhausen are also breath-taking.
Visitor magnet in Oberhausen
The symbol of the city of Oberhausen has now had millions of visitors in approximately 25 years. If you haven’t yet had a taste of this unique fascination of industrial architecture and art, then it is clearly time!