Schloss Oberhausen + Gasometer Oberhausen

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The Schloss Oberhausen is a classical castle complex in the upper district of Alt-Oberhausen-Mitte. The property gave the name to the 1846 station, which was built nearby and 1847 opened, and thus the later town of Oberhausen.
A predecessor from the 12th/13th century was around 200 meters away from the present location and has now disappeared completely. After the estate of the family of Dücker over the from the Hoven at the beginning of the 17th. In the 13th century, the family of Boenen had arrived, was built on the plot between 1804 and 1818 according to plans of the Münster builder August reinking a new castle for Maximilian Friedrich von West recovered-Gysenberg and his wife Friederike Karoline of Bretzenheim.
After serious damage in the Second World War, the manor house was rebuilt in the late 1950s according to old original plans. Today it houses an internationally renowned art museum with the Ludwig Galerie; The Castle Park with its leisure activities is a popular excursion destination of the people of the inhabitants of the city. Under the name “Schloss Oberhausen and Kaiser Garten” the buildings and the park have been a station of the theme route Oberhausen since the beginning of 2011: Industrial Power City of the route of industrial culture.

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The castle Complex is located south of the A 42 on the Rhine-Herne Canal. On its east side is Konrad-Adenauer-Allee (b 223), the main connecting road between the districts of Sterkrade, Easterfield and old Oberhausen. The west-located Gasometer and Centro are within walking distance, as are the grounds of the former Gutehoffnungshütte, whose former head office is located southeast at approximately 900 metres distance.
The classicist complex consists of two complexes of buildings, which limit a square 50-metre-long courtyard. The facades are painted pink, cornices as well as window and Türfassungen in white.
The entire building complex used to serve as a farm, the northern wing was used as a horse stable.  in front of the southern wing, now used as a memorial, the basalt statue of Willy Meller is erected by the mourners. A inscription in front of her in the ground reminds the victims of both world wars.


  1. vikinglifeblog · May 29, 2017


  2. ᛋᛉᚺ|ᛟᚾ · May 30, 2017

    Impressive structure that Gasometer Oberhausen, sure the castle is nice though but the resilience of structural engineering proved itself against the hailstorm of incoming bombs and artillery fire, perhaps structurally sound although it appears the internal mechanism took it’s toll.. Reminds me of the will of persistent Industrialism in itself.

    Admirable, a shame some people would sooner leave these things to decay.

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    • vikinglifeblog · May 30, 2017

      We had a gas tower in simular cize in Copenhagen. 4. november 2012

      Great art. It seems like Germany have a strong tradition of saving some of their industrial history.

      Ferropolis, Industry museum to the brown coal open-cast mining in Germany

      Historic harbor cranes at ‘Schuppen 50’, Hansahafen, Harbor museum Hamburg, Germany


      • ᛋᛉᚺ|ᛟᚾ · May 31, 2017

        I guess in the aforementioned case, conversion into a spiffy projector chamber was not a viable option considering that the conversion isn’t entirely practical. Demolition of massive engineering is always bittersweet although I’d rather see derelict steel mills over glass office buildings any day.

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    • vikinglifeblog · May 30, 2017
    • vikinglifeblog · May 31, 2017

      They had plans for the gas tower, but then they lost interest because of the economic crises.

      A lot of these awesome buildings are no more! Very sad!


      • ᛋᛉᚺ|ᛟᚾ · May 31, 2017

        Well, I guess the lesson to this story would be unless it is engineered to German Bunker/Flak-tower standards nothing is immune to the whim of community/financial management.


  3. vikinglifeblog · May 30, 2017

    Eriksberg is an area on Hisingen in Gothenburg where Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstads AB had their shipyard until bankruptcy in 1979. For over a century the area was dominated by shipbuilding but a crisis in the 1970s destroyed the industry.
    Since the collapse of the shipyards, the area has been rebuilt into Gothenburg’s finest modern neighbourhood. The former machinery buildings have been renovated into a hotel with conference facilities. An 84 metre high gantry crane – the Eriksberg crane – stands as a remnant of the area’s shipbuilding past.


  4. ᛋᛉᚺ|ᛟᚾ · May 31, 2017

    Scenic, I personally wouldn’t mind living the shadow of a massive industrial monument.


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