The gasometer is more than just an industrial monument. Since it was decommissioned more than 30 years ago, it has become a landmark for the city of Oberhausen and also an unmistakable symbol of an entire region. Built at the end of the 1920s, Europe's largest disc-type gasometer is an impressive reminder of the heavy industry that shaped the Ruhr region for more than a century.
But anyone entering the gasometer not only gets an impression of great engineering skill. The recognition of the technical achievements of industrialization is mixed with fascination for the incomparable spatial experience of this gigantic "cathedral of industry". Today, the Gasometer provides a unique setting for cultural experiences of many kinds. Exhibitions, theater or music can be rediscovered and experienced here with all senses. As a venue, it has inspired artists of international renown.