Oberhausen, the “Cradle of the Ruhr Valley” is home to impressive industrial culture, galleries, exhibitions and concerts; all being highlights along the Ruhr River.

The North Rhine-Westphalian city in the western part of the Ruhr Valley on the right side of the river carries the nickname “Cradle of the Ruhr Industry” after the ironworks were founded here in 1758. A city trip to Oberhausen will take you to a cultural centre with a number of museums and theatres. The 100-metre high Knappenhalde in the centre of Oberhausen is a former spoil heap and the highest point within the city. Visitors can enjoy tremendous views of Oberhausen’s impressive buildings, among them the formidable Castle Vondern in the district Osterfeld. The Baroque main manor of the count and duke castle first mentioned in records in the 13th century is home to regular exhibitions and concerts. While on your short trip or mini-break to Oberhausen, be sure to also visit the Renaissance Fair which takes place on the castle grounds in August of each year.

The famous landmark of the city is Castle Oberhausen which is located in the central district Alt-Oberhausen. The former moated castle was first mentioned in records in the year 1443. Towards the end of the 18th century, the stronghold was expanded with a classicist manor house. City travellers can visit the famous Ludwig Gallery inside the castle which presents masterpieces of fine art as well as noteworthy illustrations, posters, caricatures and photographs. The castle courtyards draw many visitors for concerts and theatre performances during the summer months. Towards the south-west of the castle, you will find the imperial gardens, completed in 1898, with groves, shrubs and flower beds as well as an animal park over 6 hectares in size which is home to rare domestic animals, lynxes and eagle owls.

The LVR-Industriemuseum, the museum of the Rhineland Regional Association, was called the Rhenish Industrial Museum until 2008. It presents exhibitions of the working conditions in the Industrial Age in six different cities. In Oberhausen, visitors can experience interesting sightseeing tours at the Museum Eisenheim and the St. Antony Hut Ironworks. The Museum Eisenheim is home to the largest workers’ settlement in the Ruhr Valley. One of the worker dwellings now houses a museum residence with original furniture, quotidian objects and pictures. The former ironwork St. Antony is located in the district Klosterhardt and was the first ironwork in the Ruhr Valley in 1758. Impressive objects in the former residence of the works foreman illustrate the hardship of work at that time. A furnace, a cupola furnace and a foundry were reconstructed in extraordinary 3-D animation in the industrial archaeological park.

One of the most popular family attractions during a city trip to Oberhausen is the Sea Life Adventure Park. More than 20,000 animals of more than 100 species will make the visit a unique experience. Marvel at sharks elegantly floating by and inquisitive sea turtles from the exhibition tunnel. Outside, kids and adults will enjoy exciting rides, such as the adventurous white-water ride. On this ride, you will traverse a terrain with Gentoo Penguins.

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4.5 out of 5
Max-Planck-Ring 6, Oberhausen, NW
The price is £52 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kaisergarten Park and Zoo, LVR Industrial Museum and Konig Pilsener Arena. Gasometer ...
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Holiday Inn Express Oberhausen, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Centroallee 266, Oberhausen
The price is £67 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in the heart of Oberhausen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Konig Pilsener Arena, CentrO and Sea Life Oberhausen. Alpincenter Bottrop and Tetrahedon ...
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Arthotel ANA Soul
3.5 out of 5
Paul-Reusch-Straße 38, Oberhausen, NRW
The price is £54 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in the heart of Oberhausen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oberhausen Congress Centre and Theater Oberhausen. Konig Pilsener Arena and Kaisergarten ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"Fantastisch hotel in het centrum van Oberhausen. De kamer was ruim en schoon. En het ontbijt was uitstekend."

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2021

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Schacht34
3 out of 5
Grevenstraße 34, Oberhausen
The price is £50 per night from 16 Nov to 16 Nov
This family-friendly Oberhausen aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Oberhausen Congress Centre and LVR Industrial Museum. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
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Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

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Arthotel ANA Living Oberhausen
3.5 out of 5
Paul-Reusch-Straße 40, Oberhausen, NRW
The price is £62 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in the heart of Oberhausen, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kaisergarten Park and Zoo, Konig Pilsener Arena and Gasometer. CentrO and Grugahalle ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (5 reviews)
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"Sehr angenehme Unterkunft und sehr freundliches, hilfsbereites Personal."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

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The No. 1 hotel room "Steiger" in Schacht34
34 Grevenstraße, Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia
The price is £86 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
This family-friendly holiday home is located in the city centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Oberhausen Congress Centre and LVR Industrial Museum. Theater Oberhausen ...
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