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The best local experiences in Oberhausen

Are you planning a trip to Oberhausen? Doerz offers the best experiences and great individual adventures for your city trip in Oberhausen. With Doerz you will get to know the hot spots, of course, but also discover the authentic region off the beaten track. Our local guides know the hidden beauties of the city and many insider tips. Make the most of your stay – with Doerz you can find fun and interesting activities in Oberhausen:

How about a photo safari from the Middle Ages to the modern age on cool e-scooters, for example? Strike out on your own or with experienced guides who will not only show you the best photo spots but also tell you the exciting history of Burg Vondern and Schloss Oberhausen. Or get to know the city on a tour in a vintage bus, and get in some early morning exercise in front of a spectacular spiral bridge with your own trainer in the castle park “Kaisergarten”? And after your Oberhausen trip, maybe you’ll have a taste for corona-compliant live cooking with friends and family, online under the guidance of an Oberhausen TV chef. Have a look at our offers. There is a lot to do – and new offers are added constantly...

Oberhausen, a city of about 210,000 inhabitants in the Ruhr area, is considered the tourist capital of the Ruhr metropolis. A small city with a lot to offer: Shopping and live entertainment, (industrial) culture and family attractions, indoor entertainment and great outdoor leisure opportunities form an ideal mix and make Oberhausen a popular destination for families, couples, friends and groups.

Doerz makes it easy to meet locals in Oberhausen and get to know the city (even better). You’ll meet enthusiastic local guides who love to show travellers from near and far around their hometown. Apart from the Centro, Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre, the best-known tourist attraction in Oberhausen is certainly the Gasometer Oberhausen, a huge former gas container that is now used as an exhibition hall. From its “top of the town” roof at a height of over 100 metres, you have a unique view of Oberhausen and the entire Ruhr area. There are high-class art exhibitions in the Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen and the colourful, swinging “Slinky Springs to Fame” bridge is the largest walk-on work of art far and wide. In addition to these amazing attractions, Doerz offers many other unforgettable local experiences. We recommend you explore the most beautiful neighbourhoods and the vibrant cultural life and art scene. You will make the most of your visit by meeting locals.

Check out our range of experiences in Oberhausen and choose your personal favourites. We have a wide range of local experiences suitable for different types of travellers. We are sure that you will find the perfect travel experiences for your city trip in Oberhausen, whether you want to travel alone, plan a romantic holiday for two or travel to Oberhausen with friends or family.

Live like a local in Oberhausen

Oberhausen is surprisingly diverse, attracting travellers from all over the world. Oberhausen offers the perfect combination of exciting history, impressive architecture from different eras and vibrant culture. The best way to find Oberhausen's hidden treasures is for a local to share their secrets with you.

When is the best time to travel to Oberhausen?

Oberhausen is worth a visit throughout the seasons. In spring and autumn, the temperatures are pleasant for a city holiday. A good time to visit Oberhausen is of course also summer, when life takes place “outside” and there are particularly many cultural events. The pre-Christmas season with its festive lighting, great shopping opportunities, a well-filled concert and event calendar and atmospheric Christmas markets has its own particular charm.

Every season is different and has something unique to offer in Oberhausen. The busiest periods in Germany are the summer months until the end of August and September, as well as Christmas and New Year. In addition to transport and accommodation, we recommend booking your local experiences early.

Oberhausen with children

What do we recommend when you travel to Oberhausen with children? There are many unforgettable experiences for the whole family, such as a visit to the Legoland Discovery Centre, the Sea Life aquarium or the world’s only mining pool, the “AQUApark Oberhausen”. The zoo in the Kaisergarten or the Tree2Tree climbing garden right next to the Gasometer are equally nice for parents and children, as is a visit to the “Tigerjump” trampoline hall or a visit to the “Smurf Adventure” on the Centro promenade. Authentic experiences are the highlights of your family holiday in Germany and will remain among your most treasured memories.

Unforgettable travel experiences don’t have to be expensive. We offer many affordable activities with our local guides in Oberhausen. When booking an activity, remember to ask your local guide for insider tips! Our guides are happy to share their knowledge of Oberhausen with you and give tips on child-friendly activities that you can explore for a small fee or completely free of charge. A family holiday in Oberhausen can be surprisingly affordable.

Romantic holidays in Oberhausen

Looking for romantic activities in Oberhausen? Oberhausen has a lot to offer. Our experienced guides know the area like the back of their hands and can show you the best places to spend quality time and breathtaking moments with your loved one. Authentic experiences in Oberhausen

If you want to discover something original and truly local, take a look at our local experiences below. Once you have found your favourites, we recommend you book immediately!

All service providers at Doerz are experienced locals and professionals in their field who know their home like the back of their hand. With their local knowledge, you will get to know the best experiences and hidden treasures of Oberhausen. Many of our guides may even invite you to visit them at home. We recommend that you book your experiences well in advance of your holiday. However, if you can't book your experiences in advance, don’t worry. Last-minute reservations are also possible, and you can even book your Doerz experience on the spot. Please note that many of our experiences are organised on request and can be booked even if no specific date is given in the introduction.

Reviews of Oberhausen experiences

Iss wat!? "Das Gold vom Niederrhein trifft Italien"

Great combination: Niederrhein meets Italy. Sounds tasty!
Rainer

Iss wat!? "Das Gold vom Niederrhein trifft Italien"

Hat wirklich Spaß gemacht! Beide Gerichte waren gut nachzukochen und haben richtig gut geschmeckt! Ein tolles Erlebnis!🙂👍❤
Silke

Iss wat!? "Das Gold vom Niederrhein trifft Italien"

Was für ein schöner Abend 😀 Wir hatten viel Spaß und haben super gegessen. Kurzweilig und lecker! Gerne wieder👍😃
Sabine
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