The 10 Best Things to Do in Oberhausen, Germany

August 29, 2017 Deane Carmody

Oberhausen (German pronunciation: [ˈoːbɐhaʊzn̩] ( listen)) is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg and Essen (c. 13 km or 8.1 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.
Restaurants in Oberhausen

1. Gasometer Oberhausen

Arenastr. 11, 46047 Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 208 8503730
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4.5 based on 555 reviews

Gasometer Oberhausen

Reviewed By Cathy S - Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

This huge vessel has lots of history and was important to the area for many years: there are plenty of boards with info as you walk towards the entrance. It was dark inside on all the levels, where we walked around and enjoyed the photo exhibition of natural history, and the rotating planet earth at the top of the vessel. Interesting and unusual.

Emscherstr. 71, 47137 Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 4920 34291919
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4.5 based on 517 reviews

Landschaftspark

Reviewed By Kaine K

Spent a few hours looking around this place on a Sunday in Germany, easy to find and easy (and free) to access. If you don't mind the steps you'll get some amazing views and the scale of the engineering is jaw dropping.

3. Tetraeder Bottrop

Beckstr. 1, 46238 Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2041 703207
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4.5 based on 180 reviews

Tetraeder Bottrop

Reviewed By Cardene26 - Dilbeek, Belgium

This is certainly something thats unique and unusual. Especially in the Bottrop area of Germany, which isn't really a tourist hotspot. So its certainly a hidden gem to the more western visitors. But i do highly recommend, as it is so picturesque and unique. It makes for a great little hike to get to the pyramid, and once there, a very vertical stroll all the way up to the top. If you are scared of heights this probably isn't for you, but if you want to see a great 360 view of some German landscape, whilst onto of some modern architecture, then this is a must.

Kaisergarten, 46049 Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 208 290220
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Kaisergarten

Reviewed By Uwe Jens P - Essen, Germany

Its a nice park for a walk also with children.There is a little lake in the green and a zoo for children.
They can fees the animals.There is Minigolf and a childrens playground.
Nice food is available in the restaurant.
There are sufficient car parks available.

5. Aquarius Wassermuseum

Burgstr. 70, 45476 Muelheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Aquarius Wassermuseum

Reviewed By donutking1 - Port Ewen, New York

This was hard to evaluate. This exhibit contains a large number of hand on kiosks about water. The ones we stopped at were interesting, but went on way too long. If they were shorter and allowed more than one person at a time to use it, it would have been much better.
A classroom trip here could be very educational, but the length of all the exhibits I'm afraid would bore most of the kids. If you have time and desire to check out each station, this was a good stop. Keep in mind it can easily take an hour if you just stop a few times, or 4-5 hours if you really go through most of it.

6. Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg

Kalkweg 262, 47279 Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg

Reviewed By jdscott1 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Really nice collection of lakes, only a short bus ride from Duisburg city centre. Unfortunately didn't have enough time to appreciate the area as we were only there for a short time. Given some time and decent weather it seemed ideal for throwing a towel down and sunbathing for the day. It seemed very popular with the locals, who are very lucky to have such a beautiful area on their doorstep.

7. Zoo Duisburg

Muelheimer Str. 273, 47058 Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 203 305590
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4 based on 432 reviews

Zoo Duisburg

Reviewed By Hermes797 - Cork, Ireland

Certainly probably the best thing to do in the city of Duisburg, the Zoo is located about 4-5 mins away on the tram. Entry admission prices are standard as they would be for other zoo's. Some notable attractions include the Koala's, Siberian Tigers and South American houses. We did not see any of the bird Exhibitions as there was an outbreak of bird flu in Germany at the time and all the bird's were places indoors. We arrived at 15.30pm on a Sunday, 3.5 hours before the zoo was due to close. However, many of the animals had been places back in their houses well before closing time and as a result we missed out on many of the animals. We were not told that this was going to be the way when we paid for our tickets on the way in. We also thought that some of the animals looked unhappy in their enclosures and seemed aggravated, insecure and/or uneasy. This was really only limited to a few though and most of the animals seemed happy. There was a great Chinese garden there and it is well worth exploring for a while! Overall it was a good experience and it is worth visiting if in the city of Duisburg.

8. Camera Obscura Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films

Am Schloss Broich 42, 45479 Muelheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 208 3022605
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Camera Obscura Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films

Reviewed By Leigh-Ann T - Orlando, Florida

I love this place ... the camera is amazing and the museum was a nice surprise ... could use some english sign for the exhibits in the museum ... but you don't need to understand the German explanations to enjoy the camera or the exhibits !!

9. Slinky Springs to Fame

Konrad-Adenauer-Alle, Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Slinky Springs to Fame

Reviewed By JackoMiddlesbrough - Middlesbrough

The concept for the bridge is the child's Slinky toy and in this respect it replicates it completely, the bridge is quite long, actually longer than it needs to be to cross the canal but necessary for the 'Slinky' effect. One thing I did notice was that they have removed all the 'Love locks' that once adorned the bridge.

10. MuGa Park

Bergstr. 1, 45479 Muelheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

MuGa Park

Reviewed By mjfitzp01 - Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Great place to entertain kids, or simply sit and relax! There is a nice playground with a water feature that small kids will love on a hot day, and for older kids there is a large lawn for soccer, kite flying or just running around. Kids will also enjoy walking the perimeter of the lawn and discovering the optical illusions and science experiments! Adults will love exploring the paths leading to small Fountains, rose Gardens and floral archways. Don't miss the Bio garten if you happen to be there at one of their work times (Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoon and Sunday morning)

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