The Gasometer ("Gaskessel") is - along with the famous suspension railway - one of the landmarks of Wuppertal. Today, the former gas storage facility is home to a diverse cultural offering with Visiodrom, changing exhibitions, a skywalk and a restaurant.
The Visiodrom in the Gaskessel Wuppertal is Europe's largest 360° screen. The pillarless room inside is 47 meters high and has a diameter of 38 meters. Completely equipped with screens and numerous high-performance laser projectors, fantastic 360° shows are displayed here on a projection surface of more than 6,500 square meters. Visitors are thus completely immersed in the impressive dream worlds of the projection shows and are surrounded on all sides by the images of the exhibitions.
Not only the inside of the gasometer is worth a visit. On the roof of the steel giant, at a height of almost 70 meters, is the Skywalk. From there you have an impressive view over Wuppertal and the surrounding area.
From where the city was supplied with energy for decades, there is now a cultural centre. The gasometer has been a listed building since 1998. Its redesign is unique in the world and has already won several awards and architectural prizes.
In the permanent exhibition "Gaskessel" you get an insight into the history of the former gas tank. The exhibition is part of the experience in the Visiodrom. You can get even more background information and insights on a guided tour.
How to get there
Wuppertal is located between Leverkusen and Dortmund, about 35 kilometers east of Düsseldorf at the A46.
The Gaskessel is located in the east of the city near Barmen and is easily accessible by S-Bahn, regional train or suspension railway. From the train station Wuppertal-Oberbarmen it is a short 10 minute walk.