Here’s an older Official Postcrossing card from Germany! This card features Oberhausen, a city located in western Germany – specifically, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Oberhausen is a relatively young city, coming about in around the mid-1800s. It’s known for being an industrial town, historically bringing in the masses with its coalmining and steel mills. Today it’s kind of a lesser known destination, but you can still find some cool things to check out. One such thing would be the Oberhausen Gasometer, and for starters, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a gasometer! A gasometer is a large container that holds natural gases, kinda like how a water tower would hold water. The one in Oberhausen, which was damaged in WWII, was restored and is now being used as an exhibition area for things like art and science events. Then there’s what’s on this card: Werksgasthaus Oberhausen. This is also known as the Factory Inn, which served as the headquarters for Good Hope Hut, or GHH, a coal/steel plant and engineering company. The style of the architecture has neoclassical bearings and is somewhat similar to Oberhausen Castle. It now serves as a center for environmental research. So yeah – I started researching this one and it was too darn difficult at first, hence the short post yesterday. I guess my brain isn’t completely hopeless! Thank you very much for sending this postcard to me!