Guided tours

Guided tours

Guided tours.
The Gasometer Oberhausen offers its visitors various guided tours through the building and the exhibition:

Open guided tours
On Sundays and public holidays at 11 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 3 pm
our open guided tours are open to all interested parties.
Advance booking is recommended due to the limited number of participants (currently maximum 18 people). Simply select your preferred date online. The price for participation in the open guided tour is 4 € plus the respective entrance fee. The open tour lasts about one hour. The meeting point is at the Gasometer ticket office.
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Audioguides offer you the possibility of an independent tour of the exhibition. You are supported by a hand-held device that explains selected exhibits. The devices are available for adults in German, English and Dutch at the cloakroom for a rental fee of 3 €. Alternatively, the audio guide can also be downloaded from the corresponding app stores for iOS and Android smartphones.cost: 2.99 €.
Audio guides with an exciting children's tour are available in German for 2 €.

Torch tour
It is a very special spatial experience to walk through the dark Gasometer. The enormous dimensions of the building seem even more impressive in the light of the torches and the current exhibition "The Fragile Paradise" literally appears in a new light. There has never been anything like it in the almost 30-year history of the Gasometer as an exhibition hall. This special kind of voyage of discovery is especially suitable for families and for anyone who would like to experience the Gasometer from a different perspective for once. The number of participants is limited to 30 in the spirit of the experience. The torch tour lasts around 90 minutes and starts after the regular opening time at 6:30 pm. The cost per participant is €17 (reduced €14).

Individual guided tours
With the individual guided tours, you as the visitor decide the date and time of the tour of the Gasometer. Please note, however, that individual dates may be fully booked in advance. Bookings should therefore be made at least three weeks before the planned visit. (Max. 30 participants per group, duration approx. 1 hour; recommendation: no more than 20 people).
The price for German-language guided tours is 60,- €, foreign-language guided tours (English, French, Dutch) cost 70,- €. The entrance fee per person must be added.

**XXL guided tour
The XXL guided tour offers enough "fodder" for the big appetite for knowledge. Compared to the individual standard tour, the XXL version lasts 30 minutes longer - i.e. 90 minutes in total. Otherwise, the same conditions apply as for the individual standard tour. The price is 90 euros (German tour) or 105 euros (foreign-language tour).

Themed tour Industrial Culture and Structural Change
This guided tour offers a historical outline of the development of the Ruhr region in the 19th and 20th centuries with a focus on "structural change after the end of the coal and steel industry". The focus is on the industrial monument Gasometer Oberhausen as well as the Route of Industrial Culture. The themed tour lasts 60 minutes. The date is freely selectable, subject to availability.

Guided tours for school classes are offered at 50 € (German-language) or 60 € (foreign-language). There is a choice of different main topics. Further information on our offer for school classes can be found at Schule vor Ort.

Tour enquiries should be sent by e-mail to Ms Simone Schwering at

Payment by invoice
Payment by invoice is possible by prior (!) arrangement. The contact person is also Ms Simone Schwering.