Großes Schloss (Aktuell)

It’s a Passion!

We proudly present: Die Porzellane aus der Sammlung Ludwig

14.05.2023 bis 17.09.2023


The LUDWIGGALERIE celebrates its silver jubilee and presents a collection focus of its namesakes in the Ruhr area.


For the first time, the exquisite and original porcelain collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig will be presented in detail in Oberhausen, with a theme that fits perfectly here: the representation of professions.


For decades, the Aachen patron couple collected porcelain and took particular pleasure in the artistic implementation of human activities. Especially the 18th century loves to show farmers and quacks, shepherdesses and tailors, hat sellers and dance masters, columbines and soldiers in the finest Meissen porcelain. Today, this "white gold", as the porcelain was also called, is kept in Bamberg.


In addition to an appreciation of Peter and Irene Ludwig, there is also a look back at the last 25 years. Numerous exhibitions with holdings from the extensive collection of the Ludwigs could be realized, as well as presentations on comics and caricatures, photography and the landmarks so important for the Ruhr area. A best-of will be awarded during the term.

Kleines Schloss (Aktuell)

Oberhausen – Awakening makes history

Strukturwandel 1847–2040. An exhibition of the Oberhausen City Archive

05.02.2022 bis 11.06.2023


The closure of the Concordia colliery in 1967/68 marked the collapse of structural change in the everyday life and consciousness of the Oberhausen city population. However, economic and social change have determined the entire history of the town since the development of Lipperheide by the railway in 1847 until today. Und auch die Wirtschaftsgeschichte begreift den globalen Wandel seit 1750 – von der landwirtschaftlich geprägten Gesellschaft über das Industriezeitalter bis in die Dienstleistungsgesellschaft – als einen einzigen Vorgang, den Strukturwandel.


Two epochs of experienced new beginnings characterize Oberhausen in a special way. In the "Structural Change 1.0" from 1896 to 1934, the inner city changed its face. Industry at today's Friedensplatz was replaced by public and private services, as engines for quality of life and central importance in the industrial city.


In the "Structural Change 2.0", the city received a new economic foundation with leisure and services in the Neue Mitte Oberhausen. At the same time, the self-image of the city changed. The "cradle of the Ruhr industry" became the "tourism capital of the Ruhr area".


With photos, maps, newspapers and other written material, but also with films and interviews, the exhibition of the city archive impressively shows the changes in the cityscape and in the perception of the contemporary population - an exciting look into the history of the city of Oberhausen


LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 46

46049 Oberhausen

Tel 0208 4124928

Fax 0208 4124913