Formerly the Turbinenhalle at Oberhausen was used to produce electricity and comprised air for the ironworks of the Gutehoffnungshütte, an important mining and mechanical engineering company. It was built in 1909 and converted into a discotheque in 1993 when the steel industry was gone. Today it is a concert location with a special atmosphere that has attracted many great bands over the years.

Actually it consists of two event locations, the Turbinenhalle 1 and 2. I visited the latter (which also has a nice roof terrace) for a concert of Kettcar, supported by Kochkraft durch KMA. The band had just reached #1 in the German album charts with their release Gute Laune ungerecht verteilt. If you’ve never heard of them, check out their song Deiche, one of my all time favorites. The Turbinenhalle is brilliant place for a good party, with great public transport connections, a large car park and very fast beer supply.

Im Lipperfeld 23
46047 Oberhausen

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