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