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Visit the Sea Life Aquarium

If you want to get acquainted with the inhabitants of various seas and oceans during your vacation in Oberhausen, you should visit the city's Sea Life aquarium. Its difference from other aquariums is that underwater life is shown against the background of the results of human intervention. It is also known all over the world for the fact that the octopus Paul, who could predict the results of football matches, once lived here. The monument with its ashes is located here today. It was installed in 2011.
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The attraction is located at 1 Zum Aquarium. It is open from 10:00 to 18:30 daily. If you come here, you will be able to observe numerous sea creatures. They live in 50 aquariums. For example, you will see stingrays, jellyfish, sharks, and a century-old turtle. You will have the opportunity to touch the shrimps, feed the fish, go "behind the scenes" of the aquarium, and take a boat ride. It has a glass bottom. You can also ride the water slide and watch the penguins.

Observation Platform of the Gasometer

You can take a tour of the Gasometer while exploring the architectural sights of Oberhausen. It is open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. The building looks like a metal jar. It was built next to the Rhine-Herne canal in the 20s of the XX century. It was bombed during World War II. The building was almost destroyed in a fire in 1946. But it was restored and operated until the 80s. Copyright
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This gas storage facility became a museum complex. Various exhibitions are organized and concerts are held on its first floor. In addition to viewing the expositions and enjoying the music, you will have the opportunity to stand on the observation deck. You will see the Ruhr district and the valley of the same name from a height of 117 meters. You can go up using the panoramic elevator.
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Entertainment in the City Water Park

If you come to Oberhausen Water Park, you can have fun. You will choose the appropriate entertainment there. The area of its territory is 25 thousand square kilometers. It consists of 3 parts. You can do sports in the first part. For example, you can do fitness, jump from a tower into the water, or swim in a 25-meter-long pool. It is divided into 6 tracks.
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The second part is an Amusement Park. There is a "Lazy River", breathtaking descents of 105 meters, and 120-meters track, which has the light and sound special effects there. You can also take advantage of the high slide. The tower located in the middle of the Water Park has been turned into it.
The third part is called the Beach Area. You will have the opportunity to relax in the open air there. You can sunbathe, swim in a large pool, stand under a waterfall, play beach volleyball, and ride a scooter or boat. You can rent all the equipment at the water station. It is adjacent to the Beach Area.
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Walk on an Unusual Pedestrian Bridge

The amazing bridge for pedestrians Slinky Springs to Fame was built over the waters of the Rhine-Herne in 2011. It connects the parks of Volkspark and Kaiserpark. It was created from 496 elements made of steel. The design is similar to a toy for children called "Slinky" because of this. This toy is a spring. The length of the bridge is 406 meters. You will have the opportunity to walk along its pedestrian part. It is made of reinforced concrete. It has a reliable fence.
The helical structure is equipped with supporting inclined supports. It is quite flexible. Therefore, you will feel that it bends while walking on it. However, you can get a vivid impression of traveling on the unique bridge, especially in the evening hours. The multi-colored electric light turns on at this time. You will also enjoy the beautiful landscape and sights of Oberhausen.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Oberhausen
♥   Restaurant 'Landhaus Höppeler' Mülheim-Mintard. Type - Country. 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'BISTECCA' Essen-Rüttenscheid. Type - Meats and grills. 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Rotisserie du Sommelier' Essen-Rüttenscheid. Type - Classic French. 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Schote' Essen-Rüttenscheid. Type - Modern cuisine. 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Grappa' ESSEN. Type - Italian. 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Oberhausen
♥   Castle 'Schloss Bladenhorst' , 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Burg near Solingen' , 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hückeswagen Castle' , 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Cappenberg' , 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Moyland Castle' , 53.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Oberhausen and around
♥   Art museum 'museum Kunst Palast' Düsseldorf, 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen' Düsseldorf, 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Von der Heydt Museum' Wuppertal, 31.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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