Gasometer, Oberhausen

The Gasometer is an industrial monument and an anchor on the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The gasometer was once a storage system for coal gas which was both a by-product of and a fuel source for iron-production and coking. When it was decommissioned in the 1980s the city of Oberhausen decided to convert it into an exhibition space. When I visited the exhibition was Magic Places. 

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The exhibit Magic Places was of natural and cultural monuments from around the world. Also there was this huge free standing tree sculpture.

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View of the Gasometer from Garten Osterfeld


View of the Ruhr from top of Gasometer. The elevator ride to the top was the first time I’ve felt afraid of heights.


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