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Oberhausen_Gasometer by Axel Schwenke @flickr
Schloss Oberhausen
Schloss Oberhausen by Yvonne Oelsner @flickr
GMVA Oberhausen
GMVA Oberhausen @flickr
Rathaus Oberhausen
Rathaus Oberhausen by staetebau @flickr
Oberhausen Castle
Oberhausen Castle @flickr
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Top sigths of Germany

Berlin suburbs are an interesting place, where travellers can find many unusual and fascinating places. The city of Potsdam is one of most notable places of interest there. In the 17th century the city was the residence of Prussian kings who lived in magnificent Schloss Sanssouci Castle. There are also several beautiful mansions that remind of that period. In addition to their architectural importance, these buildings are famous historic landmarks. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Oberhausen

Shopping, streets and outlets

The most popular shopping spot in Oberhausen is CentrO Shopping Center. It is one of the largest in the region, accomodating about 220 stores of various profiles. The shopping center is also attractive by the fact that goods are not taxed in most of its stores, you can buy clothes and accessories at very attractive prices. Travelers can enjoy stores of well-known brands such as Zara, C&A, Adidas, and many others, as … Open

Advices for travellers

8. Oberhausen is famous for its picturesque parks and natural attractions. For fans of walks and tours, the most favorable period to visit the city is the warm season. 9. Shopping enthusiasts won't be bored in Oberhausen too. The city has one of the largest shopping centers in Germany, which regularly holds large sales. 10. There are no luxury hotels in the city. Even in the most sophisticated hotel, you … Open

Oberhausen for children - what to visit

Among children-friendly Oberhausen museums, it is worth mentioning the LVR-Industriemuseum, Zinkfabrik Altenberg. This industrial museum stores a very interesting collection of old industrial equipment. Here you can see vintage cars and devices that were used in the railroad industry decades ago. Museum visitors can sit in old cars and even take pictures in them. If you want, you can see how old industrial … Open

Travel guide to Oberhausen

One of the most important local historic landmarks is the 12th-century Oberhausen Castle that originally served as a family estate. It is still known very little about the early history of the castle: in the middle of the 15th century, it was an important defensive structure, which allowed to protect a ford on the river. The castle was partially destroyed and plundered during numerous wars. Today it is completely … Open

Traditions and mentality of Oberhausen

Many travelers know Oberhausen as the permanent venue for the International Short Film Festival, the oldest of its kind in the world. First held in 1954, the festival is now the largest event of its kind. Representatives of many countries take part in the famous festival every year. The main events of the movie festival are various competitions in different categories. Participants are awarded for the best children's … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

In Oberhausen, you can get acquainted with the traditions of classic Westphalian cuisine. This region is one of the few in Germany where fish dishes are as common as meat. Among the locals' favorite foods are various types of meat and seasonal vegetables. Fried herring is among their daily meals, too. Historically, mainly products of regional production have been used in local cooking. Even though today's … Open

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