All you need to know about Oberhausen

Located in a prime location between Essen and Duisburg, the city of Oberhausen has long been a sought-after location for business travel as well as tourism to the Ruhr Area. Situated on the River Emscher in the Ruhr Area the city is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, and is a thriving hub for businesses in the area as well as a great commuter point for those working in the nearby cities that adjoin Oberhausen. Serviced apartments in Oberhausen situate corporate guests close to the vibrant areas of businesses as well as transport links and attractions so that guests can make the most out of their stay in the city.

The area of Oberhausen was originally a combination of different areas up until the end of the 18th century, when, under the structure of the Prussian State, the areas divided into the new districts. The settlement of Oberhausen rapidly grew due to the mining industry in the area and expanded quickly from a village into an industrialised city, with iron smelting taking the main focus of the economic base during this time period. By 1847 the area had been renamed to in line with that of the newly renamed castle. Originally the Castle of Count Westerholt, both the new community and the castle took the name of Oberhausen.

Oberhausen owes its growth and economy to the rapid increase of steel production and coal mining in the area. However, by 1992 the last coal mine in the area had closed and steel production had come to a close toward the end of the 20th century, therefore the city of Oberhausen has been forced to vary their economy in recent years. The city has successfully done this with the creation of the new centre which has established Oberhausen as a thriving shopping and leisure location across Germany. Serviced apartments in Oberhausen situate guests close to the companies that now call this city home. Many industries are now located in the city, including logistics, textiles, and leisure and tourism sectors.

Oberhausen is an increasingly popular tourist destination for those in and outside of Germany. Therefore, the area is dotted with an array of wonderful attractions and sights. Corporate serviced apartments are within close reach of these attractions, which means a business stay doesn’t just have to be about work. A decommissioned gas tank with city views now hosts a range of exhibitions, artwork, and events within Oberhausen. SEA LIFE Oberhausen, Legoland Discovery Centre and Aqua Park are all located in the area and are within easy reach from accommodation in Oberhausen.

By 1847 the city of Oberhausen had its first railway, and now Oberhausen is connected by rail to major cities in Germany. Using the network of trains the Oberhausen central train station runs a long-distance passenger service to AmsterdamUtrecht, and Cologne. The nearest airport is Dusseldorf International Airport which can be found 34 km south of the city centre and is easily reachable by car or by public transport.

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